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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3