Considine Stanley

by Geoff Pillinger/Mike Curling
Player S G U Considine

Stanley George Ulick Considine

Position: Fly Half

Born: 11th August 1901 in Darjeeling, India

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Education: St Christopher’s School, Bath and Blundells School, Tiverton

Achievements: Played in every Somerset County XV match in 1925 eventually making 23 appearances. Captained the clubin the 1924/25 season

Honours: , England (1 cap)

Debut game: 17th April 1919 v Burnham

Final game: 4th April1925 v United Services Portsmouth

Number of Appearances: 151

Career details:

He became a pupil at St Christopher’s School in Bath from 1910 to 1915. He then went to Blundells School, Tiverton until 1919 where he learnt hs rugby football, in addition to soccer which was also played during one term each winter.

He first played for Bath in 1918 whilst on holiday and on leaving school joined the Bath Club and very soon after, under the able tuition of Harry Vowles, the pair of them developed a great understanding and became one of the finest pairs of halfbacks in the country. It was unfortunate that during their partnership the famous pair of Kershaw and Davies were at their peak, otherwise there is little doubt that Vowles and Considine would have represented England.

After having played in the Irish Trial in 1920, in 1921 he played 3 trial games; South v North, Probables v Possibles and The Rest v England and again in 1922 as a threequarter, but did not get his England Cap until 1925 against France. That game ended his rugby career as a knee injury put him out of the game permanently.

Consi was an all round sportsman. He won the “Victor Ludorum” Cup at Blundells, the Welterweight Cup at Boxing and the Fives Cup all in 1918.

He was also a brilliant cricketer, playing regularly for Bath CC from 1919 onwards and also for Somerset for several years. At cover point he was acknowledged to be the finest in the country since the days of Gilbert Jessop. Practised as a solicitor in Bath

 

 

 

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