George Thomson (rugby)
George Thomas Thomson (26 November 1856 – 31 October 1899) was an English rugby union footballer who played in the 1870s and 1880s. He played at representative level for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Halifax, in the forwards, e.g. front row, lock, or back row. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Halifax was a rugby union club.
|Full name||George Thomas Thomson|
|Born||26 November 1856|
Skircoat, Halifax, England
|Died||31 October 1899 (aged 42)|
George Thomson won caps for England while at Halifax in 1878 against Scotland, in 1882 against Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, in 1883 against Ireland, and Scotland, in 1884 against Ireland, and Scotland, and in 1885 against Ireland.
In the early years of rugby football the goal was to score goals, and a try had zero value, but it provided the opportunity to try at goal, and convert the try to a goal with an unopposed kick at the goal posts. The point values of both the try and goal have varied over time, and in the early years footballers could "score" a try, without scoring any points.
Honoured at Halifax RLFCEdit
George Thomson is a Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame inductee.
- "Statistics at en.espn.co.uk". en.espn.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- "Halifax Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012.