A. G. Guillemard
Birth nameArthur George Guillemard
Date of birth(1845-12-18)18 December 1845
Place of birthEltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich, England
Date of death7 August 1909(1909-08-07) (aged 63)
Place of deathEltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich, England
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
West Kent ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871-1872 England 2 ((0))

Arthur George Guillemard (18 December 1845 – 7 August 1909)[1] was an English rugby union fullback who represented for England in the world's first rugby international in 1871. Guillemard was also a notable sporting administrator and one of the most important early international rugby referees.

Rugby career

Arthur George Guillemard was born 18 December 1845 in Eltham, Kent. He was a founder member of an early cricket club at Rugby School.[2] Guillemard played club rugby for West Kent, and in 1871 he was selected for the England team as a fullback in the very first international rugby match; played against Scotland. He also served as a referee. He played in the very first international match in 1871. Guillemard was president of the Rugby Football Union from 1878 to 1882. He died 7 August 1909 aged 63 years.[1]

1871 England squad with West Kent players A. G. Guillemard and J. F. Green highlighted
1871 England squad with West Kent players A. G. Guillemard and J. F. Green highlighted

References

  1. ^ a b A.G.Guillemard, scrum.com, accessed March 2009
  2. ^ Butterflies Cricket Club Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, butterfliescc.com, accessed March 2009