Woodward George

by Brian Jenkins
Player George Woodward

George Woodward

Position: Back

Born: 21st October 1891



Education: St Pauls School


Honours: Somerset

Debut game: 4th September 1920 v Leicester

Final game: 29th January 1927 v Llanelly

Number of Appearances: 179

Career details:

In 1911 he enlisted in the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards and went to Ireland, later going to India

On the outbreak of war in 1914 his regiment with other units proceeded to France. In 1916 he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and was demobilised in 1919, 12 months after the Armistice.

In 1919-20 he turned out for Bath City amateurs in the soccer code but the following season returned to rugby and played for the Bath Club. He played regularly for Bath from then, taking every position in the team with the exception of scrumhalf. This alone speaks of his value to Bath.

In 1920-21 he played forward for Somerset in the game against Devon and then played centre threequarter for the County against Cornwall, a game in which he played quite well and justified his inclusion as a sound, all-round player needed at practically the last moment when Ernie Hammett cried off

He ran well, tackled strongly and had a good kick.

Passed away in 1962

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