George Wilson (rugby)

George Wilson (birth unknown – death unknown), also known by the nickname of "Happy", was a Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for South of Scotland, and at club level for Kelso RFC, as a wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and Other Nationalities, and at club level Workington Town, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

George Wilson
Personal information
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1947–≥47 Kelso RFC
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947 South of Scotland 3 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1951–≥52 Workington Town 129
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951 Other Nationalities 3 2 0 0 6
1951 Great Britain 3 5 0 0 15
Source: [1]

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

George 'Happy' Wilson won caps for South of Scotland (RU) while at Kelso RFC 1947 3-caps, won caps for Other Nationalities (RL) while at Workington ?-caps, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Workington in 1951 against New Zealand (3 matches).[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

George 'Happy' Wilson played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored a try in Workington Town's 18-10 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1952 Challenge Cup Final during the 1951–52 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 19 April 1952, in front of a crowd of 72,093.


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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