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Ernest Woodhead

 

Ernest Woodhead

Ernest Woodhead
Personal information
Full name Ernest Woodhead
Nickname Ernie
Born 2 February 1857
Huddersfield, England
Died 10 June 1944(1944-06-10) (aged 87)
Huddersfield, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forwards
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1880–≥80 Huddersfield
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1880 England 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Source: scrum.com

Ernest "Ernie" Woodhead (born 2 February 1857 in Huddersfield[1] — died 10 June 1944(1944-06-10) (aged 87) in Huddersfield[2]) was a rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Huddersfield,[3] as a Forward, e.g. Front row, Lock, or Back row. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Huddersfield was a rugby union club.

Background

He was the son of Joseph Woodhead, Liberal MP for Spen Valley.[4]

Playing career

International honours

Ernie Woodhead won a cap for England while at Huddersfield in 1880 against Ireland.[5]

Change of Code

When Huddersfield converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, Ernie Woodhead would have been 38. Consequently, he may have been too old to have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Huddersfield.

Political career

He was active for the Liberal Party in Huddesfield local politics for many years, being a member of Huddesfield Borough Council, including serving as Mayor of Huddesfield. For the 1918 General Election he stood as Liberal candidate for Huddersfield, however, another Liberal candidate also stood but with the support of the Coalition Government. As a result, he finished third. For the 1923 General Election, he was Liberal candidate for Sheffield Hillsborough and finished third. For the 1924 General Election he was Liberal candidate for Pudsey & Otley and again finished third. He did not stand for parliament again.[6]

References

External links

  • International Statistics at scrum.com
  • Search for "Woodhead" at rugbyleagueproject.org
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