Player

Fred Cornish - Lock

Fred Cornish
Place Of BirthBridgwater
ClubsHull FC, Cardiff, Grangetown Stars
HonoursWales
Fred Cornish was born in Bridgewater in 1876. He was a boilermaker by trade and is first recorded playing rugby for his hometown club Bridgwater Albion. When he moved to Wales Fred joined Grangetown Stars, but before the end of the season had joined Cardiff. During the 1896 - 97 season he was selected to play for the Welsh National team under the two-year residency ruling. His Welsh debut came against England in the1897 Home Nations Championship which Wales won. Cornish was playing in a Wales squad dominated by his Cardiff team mates - Selwyn Biggs, Jones, Nicholls and Huzzey and he gained four Welsh caps in total.
Towards the end of the 1897 - 98 season Cornish was part of the Cardiff team that faced the touring Barbarians as part of their annual Easter tour - Cardiff won the game 6-0 with Cornish scoring a try. In August 1899 he switched codes, joining Hull rugby league side.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3