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Harry Wilkinson (rugby league)


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Harry Wilkinson (21 October 1909 – 30 May 1971) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage No. 357) (captain), as a prop, or loose forward, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

England international rugby league footballer
For the rugby union footballer who played in the 1880s for England, and Halifax, see Harry Wilkinson (rugby). For the rugby union footballer who played in the 1920s and 1930s for England, and Halifax, see Harry Wilkinson (rugby union).

Harry Wilkinson
Personal information
Full name Harold Wilkinson
Born 21 October 1909
Sharlston,[1]Wakefield, England
Died 30 May 1971(1971-05-30) (aged 61)
Wakefield, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.740 m)
Weight 14 st 12 lb (94 kg)
Position Prop, Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930–49 Wakefield Trinity 618 (605?) 57 0 0 171
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–47 Yorkshire ≥2
1943–46 England 4 0 0 0 0
Source: [2][3]

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Harry Wilkinson was born in Sharlston, Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, following his retirement from playing rugby league he became the bagman at Wakefield Trinityc.1950s, and he died aged 61 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Harry Wilkinson, won caps for England while at Wakefield Trinity in 1943 against Wales, in 1944 against Wales, in 1945 against Wales, and in 1946 against France.[3]

Harry Wilkinson was selected for Yorkshire County XIII while at Wakefield Trinity during the 1945/46 and 1946/47 seasons.[4]

Harry Wilkinson played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Wakefield Trinity‘s 13-12 victory over Wigan in the 1946Challenge Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1946, in front of a crowd of 54,730.[5]

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