Bob Sloman

Robert Sloman (c. 1898 – December 1970) was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s. He played club level rugby union (RU) or Plymouth Albion, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Oldham (Heritage No. 210) (captain),[5][6] as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Bob Sloman
Personal information
Full nameRobert Sloman
Bornc. 1898
Plymouth, England
DiedDecember 1970 (aged 72)[1]
Plymouth, England
Playing information
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight13 st 7 lb (86 kg)
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1921–21 Plymouth Albion R.F.C.
Rugby league
PositionSecond-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921–29 Oldham 268 40 4 128
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1923–28 England 5 0 0 0 0
1928 Great Britain 5 0 0 0 0
Source: [2][3][4]

BackgroundEdit

Bob Sloman was born in Plymouth, Devon, England,[7] and he died aged 72 in Plymouth, Devon, England

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Bob Sloman won caps for England while at Oldham in 1923 against Wales, in 1924 against Other Nationalities, in 1925 against Wales, in 1926 against Wales, in 1928 against Wales,[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Oldham in 1928 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches).[4]

Bob Sloman was selected for Great Britain while at Oldham for the 1924 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, he did not play in any of the Test matches on this tour.[8]

Championship Final appearancesEdit

Bob Sloman played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Oldham's 2–13 defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1921–22 season at The Cliff, Broughton on Saturday 6 May 1922, in front front of a crowd of 26,700.[9][10]

County League appearancesEdit

Bob Sloman played in Oldham's victory in the Lancashire County League during the 1921–22 season.[9]

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Bob Sloman played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Oldham's 4–21 defeat by Wigan in the 1923–24 Challenge Cup Final during the 1923–24 season at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale on Saturday 12 April 1924, in front of a crowd of 12,000.[11][12] played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 16–3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1924–25 Challenge Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, in front of a crowd of 41,831,[13] played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 3–9 defeat by Swinton in the 1925–26 Challenge Cup Final during the 1925–26 season at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale, in front of a crowd of 28,500,[14] and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, and scored a try in the 26–7 victory over Swinton in the 1926–27 Challenge Cup Final during the 1926–27 season at Central Park, Wigan, in front of a crowd of 27,800.[15]

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Bob Sloman played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Oldham's 10–0 victory over St Helens Recs in the 1924 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 22 November 1924, in front of a crowd of 15,000.[13]

Club careerEdit

Bob Sloman changed rugby football codes from rugby union to rugby league when he transferred from Plymouth Albion R.F.C. to Oldham during August 1921.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ex-R.L. Star Dies". Liverpool Echo. 7 December 1970. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ "OLDHAM RLFC INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION". Hall of Fame. Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Matchday Programme - Warrington versus Oldham". Mackie and Co. Ltd. Printers. Warrington. 31 December 1921. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 April 1924, Page 12". newspapers.nl.sg. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ a b Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 27 – 1921–22". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a
  10. ^ "1921-1922 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  11. ^ Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 29 – 1923–24". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a
  12. ^ "1923–1924 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  13. ^ a b Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 30 – 1924–25". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a
  14. ^ Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 31 – 1925–26". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a
  15. ^ Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 32 – 1926–27". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a

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