Player

Fred Cornish - Lock

Cardiff
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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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19