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Other Nationalities rugby league team

Other Nationalities
First game
 England 3–9 Other Nationalities
(Wigan, England; 5 April 1904)
Biggest win
 England 10–35 Other Nationalities
(Wigan, England; 11 April 1951)
Other Nationalities 30–5 Wales 
(Bradford, England; 7 October 1953)
Biggest defeat
Lancashire 36–7 Other Nationalities
(St Helens, England; 25 November 1975)

The Other Nationalities rugby league team regularly played international, and also county, rugby league football teams in Europe from 1904 to 1975. The team, created in 1904 to play England in the first ever rugby league international match,[1] was at first made up of Welsh and Scottish players. However as rugby league in England grew, and more players from other countries were brought over to England to play in the domestic competitions, Other Nationalities were later represented by players from Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Other Nationalities wore green shirts.

Two Scottish players featured in the first ever Rugby League test match, played in 1907 between a

  • RL1895 - The First International
  • France defeated (by Other Nationalities) in 'Battle of the Boulevard'

External links

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References

See also

Australian national team, despite never playing for them.

†† Although originally from South Africa, David "Dave" Barends also represented Great Britain.

† The 5th of April 1904 match, against England, was a 12-a-side game without a Loose forward/Lock.

Name Surname Club Nationality Games Tries Goals Drops Points
Trevor Allan Allan Leigh AUS 3 0 0 12
Andrews 1 0 0 4
Vic Armbruster Armbruster Rochdale Hornets AUS 1 0 0 3
Ambrose Baker 1924 Baker Oldham WAL 1
David "Dave" Barends †† Barends Bradford Northern SAF 2 0 0 8
Robert "Bob" Bartlett Bartlett (Bramley circa-1948) Leeds AUS 1 0 0 4
Harry Bath Bath Warrington AUS 10 1 20 0 44
John "Jack" R. Beames (#11/#12) circa-1913…22 Beames Halifax WAL 1
Beattie 1 0 0 4
Brian Bevan (#2) circa-1951 Bevan Warrington AUS 15 26 0 0 104
N. Black Black 1 0 0 4
David Booysen Booysen Wigan SAF 1 0 0 4
Billy Boston Boston Wigan WAL 3 0 0 12
P. J. Brady (#7) circa-1904 † Brady Huddersfield WAL
Lou Brown Brown Wigan NZ 5 0 0 20
Herbert Buckler (#12) circa-1904 † Buckler Salford WAL
Jeffrey "Jeff" Burke (#12) circa-1951 Burke Leigh
Joe Busch Busch Leeds AUS 1 1 0 0 4
T. Cheshire Cheshire Bramley
Arthur Clues (#11) circa-1951 Clues Leeds / Hunslet AUS 14 2 0 0 8
Percy Coldrick circa-1921 Coldrick Wigan WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Bert Cook Cook Leeds/Keighley/Dewsbury NZ 0 3 0 6
Lionel Cooper (#5) circa-1951 Cooper Huddersfield AUS 14 11 0 0 44
Kel Coslett Coslett St. Helens WAL 1 0 2 0 4
John "Jack" Daly Daly Huddersfield / Featherstone IRE 7 1 0 0 4
Daniel "Dan" Davies Davies Swinton WAL 1 2 0 0 8
Eli Davies circa-1904 † Davies Wigan WAL
William Davies circa-1921 Davies Leeds WAL 1 0 0 0
James "Jim" Dechan circa-1905 Dechan Bradford SCO? 1 0 0 4
Pat Devery (#4) circa-1951 Devery Huddersfield AUS 11 3 19 0 50
Wyndham Emery Emery Leigh WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Frank Evans Evans Swinton WAL 2 1 0 0 4
Fielding Fielding Salford WAL 1 0 0 4
C. Forster Forster Bramley
Ike J. Fowler circa-1921 Fowler Batley WAL
Captain) circa-1904 † Frater Oldham SCO
Bruce Gibbs circa-1975 Gibbs Workington Town AUS
Bryn Goldswain 1955 Goldswain Oldham WAL 1
Bernard Gould circa-1921 Gould Leeds WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Gordon Gray Gray Huddersfield SCO 1 0 0 4
Ben Gronow circa-1921 Gronow Huddersfield WAL 1 1 5 0 13
Gomer Gunn circa-1905 Gunn Bradford WAL 0 1 0 2
Trevor Hall [1] Hall St. Helens / Rochdale Hornets NZ 1 0 0 4
Roy Hardgrave [2] Hardgrave St. Helens / York NZ 1 0 0 4
David "Dai" Harris circa-1904 † Harris Wigan WAL 1 0 0 4
Harrison [3]? 2 0 0 8
Peter Henderson (#6) circa-1951 Henderson Huddersfield NZ 4 0 0 16
Andrew Hogg Hogg Broughton SCO
Johnny Hunter (#1) circa-1951 Hunter Huddersfield AUS 8 0 0 0 0
Lou Hutt [4] Hutt St. Helens NZ 1 0 0 4
James [5]? 1 0 0 4
Francis Jarvis Jarvis Bradford Northern
Jenkins [6]? WAL? 1 0 0 4
Sidney Jerram circa-1921 Jerram Wigan WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Lewis Jones Jones WAL 2 1 9 0 21
Cec Kelly (#7) circa-1951 Kelly Rochdale Hornets 6 1 0 0 4
Robert "Bob" Kelly (#10/#11) circa-1955…56 Kelly Wakefield Trinity IRE
Bill Kilpatrick 1930 Kilpatrick Oldham 1
Roy Muir Kinnear Kinnear Wigan SCO 3 3 0 0 12
Alex Laidlaw circa-1905 Laidlaw Bradford SCO
David J. Lewis (#5) circa-1904 † Lewis Oldham WAL
Steve Llewellyn Llewellyn St. Helens WAL 1 0 0 4
T. D. Llewellyn (#3) circa-1904 † Llewellyn Leeds WAL
Tommy Lynch Lynch Halifax NZ 4
Leonard "Len" Mason [7] Mason Wigan NZ 4 1 0 0 4
Thomas "Tom" McKinney (#9) circa-1951 McKinney Salford IRE 7 0 0 0 0
Bob McMaster [8] (#8) circa-1951 McMaster Leeds AUS 6 0 0 0 0
James "Jim" Mills Mills WAL 1 0 0 4
James "Jim" G. Moffatt (#9) circa-1904 † Moffatt Leeds SCO
Glyn Moses [9] Moses Salford / St. Helens WAL
Rex Mossop Mossop Leigh AUS
Cecil Mountford Mountford Wigan NZ
John "Johnny" 'Rupert' Mudge (#10) circa-1951 Mudge Workington Town AUS 13 1 0 0 4
Andrew Murdison [10] Murdison Halifax SCO 1 0 0 4
Tony Paskins (#3) circa-1951 Paskins Workington Town AUS 11 2 0 0 8
Joseph "Joe" Phillips? Phillips Bradford Northern NZ 0 13 0
Raymond "Ray" Price Price Warrington WAL 2
Ron Pomering - circa 1975 Pomering Bramley AUS 3 0 0
Wickham "Wick" Powell circa-1921 Powell Rochdale Hornets WAL 1 0 0 0 0
L. Proctor Proctor 1 0 0 4
Rees circa-1905 Bradford WAL?
David "Dai" Rees Rees Halifax WAL 1
Jack Rhapps (#8) circa-1904 † Rhapps Salford WAL
J. Robinson Robinson 3 0 0 12
John "Johnny" H. Rogers circa-1921 Rogers Huddersfield WAL 1 1 0 0 4
Dai Smith (#1) circa-1904 † Smith Salford WAL
Frank Stephens 20 March 1929 Stephens Wigan WAL 1
Jim Sullivan Sullivan Wigan WAL 6 0 22 0 44
Dai Thomas (#11) circa-1904 † Thomas Oldham WAL 1 0 0 4
D. Thomas (#2) circa-1904 † Thomas Salford WAL 1 0 0 4
P. Thomas Thomas WAL 1 0 0 4
W. Gwyn Thomas circa-1921 Thomas Huddersfield WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Joe Thompson Thompson Leeds WAL 5 1 0 0 4
G. M. John Thorley Thorley Halifax WAL 2
Dave Valentine (#13) circa-1951 Valentine Huddersfield SCO 16 2 0 0 8
Rob Valentine Valentine Keighley SCO
Attie van Heerden van Heerden Wigan SAF 2 0 0 8
Wallace SCO? 0 0 1 1
White 1 0 0 4
H. Whitney circa-1921 Whitney Salford WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Bryn Williams circa-1921 Williams Batley WAL 1 0 0 0 0
Frederick "Fred" Willis circa-1921 Willis Batley WAL
Wilson Workington Town SCO 1 0 0 4

Player Statistics (incomplete)

Date Result Competition Venue Attendance
5 April 1904  England 3-9 Other Nationalities Friendly Wigan 6,000
2 January 1905 England 26-11 Other Nationalities Friendly Bradford 6,000
1 January 1906 England 3-3 Other Nationalities Friendly Wigan 8,000
5 February 1921 England 33-16 Other Nationalities Friendly Workington
15 October 1924 England 17-23 Other Nationalities Friendly Leeds 3,000
4 February 1926 England 37-11 Other Nationalities Friendly Whitehaven 7,000
20 March 1929 England 27-20 Other Nationalities Friendly Leeds 5,000
7 April 1930 England 19-35 Other Nationalities Friendly Halifax 2,000
1 October 1930 England 31-18 Other Nationalities Friendly St Helens 10,000
30 March 1933 England 34-27 Other Nationalities Friendly Workington 11,000
19 September 1949 England 7-13 Other Nationalities 1949–50 European Rugby League Championship Workington 17,500
22 October 1949  Wales 5-6 Other Nationalities 1949–50 European Rugby League Championship Abertillery 2,000
15 January 1950  France 8-3 Other Nationalities 1949–50 European Rugby League Championship Marseille 25,000
10 December 1950 France 16-3 Other Nationalities 1950–51 European Rugby League Championship Bordeaux 28,000
31 March 1951 Wales 21-27 Other Nationalities 1950–51 European Rugby League Championship Swansea 5,000
11 April 1951 England 10-35 Other Nationalities 1950–51 European Rugby League Championship Wigan 17,000
3 November 1951 Other Nationalities 17-14 France 1951–52 European Rugby League Championship Hull 18,000
1 December 1951 Wales 11-22 Other Nationalities 1951–52 European Rugby League Championship Abertillery 3,386
23 April 1952 England 31-18 Other Nationalities 1951–52 European Rugby League Championship Wigan 20,000
18 October 1952 England 12-31 Other Nationalities 1952–53 European Rugby League Championship Huddersfield 20,000
23 November 1952 France 10-29 Other Nationalities 1952–53 European Rugby League Championship Marseille 18,000
15 April 1953 Other Nationalities 16-18 Wales 1952–53 European Rugby League Championship Warrington 8,449
7 October 1953 Other Nationalities 30-5 Wales 1953–54 European Rugby League Championship Bradford 14,646
18 October 1953 France 15-10 Other Nationalities 1953–54 European Rugby League Championship Bordeaux 12,000
28 November 1953 England 30-22 Other Nationalities 1953–54 European Rugby League Championship Wigan 19,000
12 September 1955 England 33-16 Other Nationalities 1955–56 European Rugby League Championship Wigan 18,234
19 October 1955 Other Nationalities 32-19 France 1955–56 European Rugby League Championship Leigh
18 July 1964 Sydney Colts 25-16 Other Nationalities Curtain-raiser to Australia vs France 3rd Test Sydney Cricket Ground 16,731
18 August 1965 Other Nationalities 7-15 New Zealand Kiwi Tour Match Crystal Palace, London
11 September 1974 Lancashire 14-13 Other Nationalities County Championship Salford 2,000
18 September 1974 Yorkshire ?-? Other Nationalities County Championship Hull
25 September 1974 Cumbria rugby league team ?-? Other Nationalities County Championship Whitehaven
25 November 1975 Lancashire 36-7 Other Nationalities County Championship St Helens 2,000
6 December 1975 Yorkshire ?-? Other Nationalities County Championship Bradford
20 December 1975 Cumbria rugby league team ?-? Other Nationalities County Championship Barrow

Results (Incomplete)

Contents

  • Results (Incomplete) 1
  • Player Statistics (incomplete) 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Since 1975 the team became redundant, with Wales, Scotland and Ireland now having their own separate national teams and European-based New Zealanders now able to play for their country too. However due to the success of the All Stars match in Australia between the Indigenous All Stars and the NRL All Stars, new England head coach Steve McNamara proposed a plan to revive the concept, under the name Exiles, in 2011 in a hope of providing England with a more challenging opposition in preparation of playing and staying competitive against nations like Australia and New Zealand after the 2010 thrashing of France 60-6 followed by England's poor results in the 2010 Four Nations Tournament.

, twice each over both years. Cumbria, and Yorkshire, Lancashire. In 1964 Other Nationalities played their only match in the Southern Hemisphere in a one-off match vs Sydney Colts at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match was played as a curtain-raiser to the Australia vs France 3rd Test and was arranged in order to boost the attendance due to France's poor form on tour. The team was made up of foreign players from the NSWRL competition that year plus two Frenchmen that missed selection in France's 3rd Test team. In 1965, Other Nationalities also played New Zealand in a Kiwi tour match at Crystal Palace, London. In 1974 and 1975 the team competed in the County Championship, facing France and Wales, they also played European Nations Cup England were the most regular opponents for the Other Nationalities team, having played them 15 times. But in the 1950s, on entry to the [2]

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