Hill Fred

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Fred Hill

Frederick Claude Harvey Hill

Position: Hooker

Born: 17th January 1917





Honours: Gloucestershire, Combined Gloucestershire/Somerset XV  England (2 caps)

Debut game: 9th September 1950 v Leicester

Final game: 13th March 1954 v Swansea

Number of Appearances: 116

Career details:

Known as “Wonk-eye” as he had one glass eye Fred  was capped twice by England in “victory” Internationals against Scotland.

Fred played for Broughton Park during the war and played for then Army against the other two service sides.

A fine hooker he played 141 matches for Bristol before coming to Bath in 1949 to render yeoman service. Must have been the only player ever credited with a pushover try whilst off the field!

Fred was the Gloucestershire County hooker for five seasons and played in two County Championship finals.



This page was added on 30/11/2014.

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  • I met his son last week and have finally learnt Fred’s middle names. He was Frederick Claude Harvey Hill.

    By Mark Hoskins (24/06/2019)

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