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Ted Tattersfield
Born 10 March 1912
Kingston upon Hull, England
Died October 1991 (aged 78–79)

Edward "Ted" Tattersfield (second ¼ 1912 – death unknown) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s, and coached in the 1940s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Reckitt Reckitt A (works team of Reckitt and Sons in Kingston upon Hull), Hull Kingston Rovers (Heritage No.), Leeds (Heritage No. 564) (captain), Halifax (Heritage No. 491) (World War II guest), Batley and Hull F.C. (Heritage No.), as an occasional goal-kicking second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 11 or 12, or, 13, during the era of contested scrums,[1][2] and coached at club level for Hull F.C. and the Hull Dockers (Hull and District League).[3] Ted Tattersfield was a Corporal in the British Army during World War II.[4]

Background

Ted Tattersfield's birth was registered in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Playing career

International honours

Ted Tattersfield won caps for England while at Leeds in 1940 against Wales, in 1941 against Wales, in 1943 against Wales, and in 1944 against Wales.[5]

Championship Final appearances

Ted Tattersfield played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, and scored a penalty goal in Leeds' 2–8 defeat by Hunslet in the Championship Final during the 1937–38 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 30 April 1938.[6][7]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Ted Tattersfield played loose forward in Leeds' 19–2 victory over Halifax in the 1940–41 Challenge Cup Final during the 1940–41 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford, in front of a crowd of 28,500, and played loose forward in the 15–10 victory over Halifax in the 1941–42 Challenge Cup Final during the 1941–42 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford, in front of a crowd of 15,250.[7]

County Cup Final appearances

Ted Tattersfield played loose forward in Leeds' 14–8 victory over Huddersfield in the 1937–38 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1937–38 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 30 October 1937.

Other notable matches

Ted Tattersfield played loose forward for Northern Command XIII against a Rugby League XIII at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 21 March 1942.[4]

Club career

Ted Tattersfield transferred from Reckitt Reckitt A to Hull Kingston Rovers, he transferred from Hull Kingston Rovers to Leeds, he made his initial début for Leeds against Bradford Northern at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 30 January 1937, however this match was abandoned after c. 40-minutes, so his official début took place against Halifax at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 6 February 1937, he played as a World War II guest from Leeds at Halifax , he transferred from Leeds to Batley during April 1945, he transferred from Batley to Hull .

References

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. "History : Past Players at hullfc.com". hullfc.com. 31 December 2011. http://www.hullfc.com/hullfc/contents/?page_id=4264%2Fpastplayers. Retrieved 1 January 2012. [dead link]
  3. "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. http://www.hullfc.com/club/history-stats/past-coaches-captains. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "inside programme, Northern Command v. A Rugby League XIII, 1942". rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk. 31 December 2011. http://rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk/gallery-images/86-large.jpg. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  6. "Club History, Facts and Figures". Yorkshire Evening Post. 31 December 2011. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/leeds-rhinos/club_history_facts_and_figures_1_2274590. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "History of Leeds Rugby League Club". britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk. 31 December 2012. http://britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk/2005/12/history-of-leeds-rugby-league-club.html. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Edward Caswell
1931–1946
Coach
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Hull FC

1946–1949
Succeeded by
Roy Francis
1949–1963

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