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Henry Huth (rugby)

For other people of the same name, see Henry Huth.
Henry Huth
Personal information
Full name Henry Huth
Nickname Harry
Born 14 February 1856
Huddersfield, England
Died 31 December 1929(1929-12-31) (aged 73)
Kensington, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1879–≥79 Huddersfield
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1879 England 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Source: espnscrum.com

Henry "Harry" Huth (born 14 February 1856 in Huddersfield[1] — died 31 December 1929(1929-12-31) (aged 73) in Kensington[2]) was an English rugby union footballer of the 1870s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Huddersfield,[3] as a Fullback, i.e. number 15. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Huddersfield was a rugby union club.

Playing career

International honours

Henry Huth won a cap for England while at Huddersfield in the 1878–79 Home Nations rugby union match against Scotland.[4]

Change of Code

When Huddersfield converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, Henry Huth would have been 39. Consequently, he may have been too old to have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Huddersfield.

Note

If Henry Huth's birth date (14 February 1856) and death date (31 December 1929) on ESPNscrum are correct, then he would have been 73 years old at his death. However, FreeBMD quotes the age at death of an Henry Huth registered during October–December 1929 in Kensington district as being 72.

References

External links

  • Statistics at espnscrum.com
  • Biography of Arthur Budd with an England team photograph including Henry Huth
  • Search for "Huth" at rugbyleagueproject.org
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