Leonard Corbett
Birth nameLeonard James Corbett
Date of birth12 May 1897
Place of birthBristol, England
Date of death26 January 1983(1983-01-26) (aged 85)
Place of deathTaunton, Somerset
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1921–1927 England 16 (Pts:15;

Leonard Corbett (1897–1983) was a rugby union international who represented England from 1921 to 1927.[1] He also captained his country.[1] He was also a cricketer.[2]

Early life

Leonard Corbett was born on 12 May 1897 in Bristol.[1]

Rugby union career

Corbett made his international debut on 28 March 1921 at Colombes in the France vs England match.[1] Of the Mat matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on Won occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 2 April 1927 at Colombes in the France vs England match.[1]

Cricket career

Corbett played 9 first-class matches for Gloucestershire, making his debut against Worcestershire in the 1920 County Championship. His final first-class match in 1925 came against Somerset.[3] An irregular player for Gloucestershire during his playing career, Corbett scored 373 runs at a batting average of 20.72, with a single half century high score of 55, while in the field he took 9 catches.[4]


Sporting positions Preceded byWilliam Wavell Wakefield English National Rugby Union Captain 1927 Succeeded byRonald Cove-Smith