Tommy McCue

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Tommy McCue
Personal information
Born 23 September 1913
Widnes, England
Died 19 April 1994 (aged 80)
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 13 st 0 lb (83 kg)
Position Scrum-half

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1931–49 Widnes 339 106 2 0 322
1940 Warrington (guest) 1 2 0 0 6
Total 340 108 2 0 328
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1937–≥37 Lancashire ≥1
1935–46 England 11 0 0 0 0
1936–46 Great Britain 6 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3]

Thomas McCue (23 September 1913 – 19 April 1994), also known by the nickname of "Tommy", was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Widnes, and Warrington (Heritage № 454) (World War II guest), as a scrum-half/halfback, i.e. number 7.[1][4]

Background

Tommy McCue was born in Widnes, Lancashire (birth registered in Prescot, Lancashire), and he died aged 80 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

Playing career

International honours

Tommy McCue won caps for England while at Widnes in 1935 against France, and Wales, in 1936 against France, in 1937 against France, in 1938 against Wales (2 matches), and France, in 1940 against Wales, in 1945 against Wales, in 1946 against France, and Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Widnes in 1936 against Australia, in 1937 against Australia, and in 1946 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand.[3]

County honours

Tommy McCue played scrum-half/halfback in Lancashire's 7-5 victory over Australia in the 1937–38 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France match at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Wednesday 29 September 1937, in front of a crowd of 16,250.[5]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Tommy McCue played scrum-half/halfback in Widnes' 5-11 defeat by Hunslet in the 1933–34 Challenge Cup Final during the 1933–34 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1934, and played scrum-half/halfback in the 18-5 victory over Keighley in the 1936–37 Challenge Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1937.

County Cup Final appearances

Tommy McCue played scrum-half/halfback in Widnes' 4-5 defeat by Swinton in the 1939–40 Lancashire County Cup Final first-leg during the 1939–40 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on Saturday 20 April 1940, and played scrum-half/halfback in the 11-16 defeat (15-21 aggregate defeat) by Swinton in the 1939–40 Lancashire County Cup Final second-leg during the 1939–40 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 27 April 1940, and played scrum-half/halfback, and was captain in Widnes' 7-3 victory over Wigan in the 1945–46 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945.

Club career

Tommy McCue made his début for Warrington on Saturday 23 November 1940, this was as a World War II guest, and this was his only appearance for Warrington.

Honoured at Widnes

Tommy McCue is a Widnes Hall Of Fame Inductee.

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ French, Ray (1989). 100 Great Rugby League Players [Page 139]. MacDonald Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0-356-17578-2
  5. ^ "Wilderspool hosts memorable win". totalrl.com. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

External links

  • Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv
  • Hall Of Fame at rugby.widnes.tv
  • Statistics at wolvesplayers.thisiswarrington.co.uk
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