Sam Tucker
Birth nameJohn Samuel Tucker
Date of birth1 June 1895
Place of birthBristol, England
Date of death4 January 1973(1973-01-04) (aged 77)
Place of death(registered in) Bristol
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1922–1931 England 27 (Pts:6;

Sam Tucker (1895–1973) was a rugby union international who represented England from 1922 to 1931.[1] He also captained his country.[1]

Early life

Sam Tucker was born on 1 June 1895 in Bristol.[1]

Rugby union career

Tucker made his international debut on 21 January 1922 at Cardiff Arms Park in the Wales v England match.[1] Of the 27 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 14 occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 17 January 1931 at Twickenham in the England v Wales match.[1] In 1930 he became the first rugby union player to take a flight to play in an international match. He received a late call-up for the game against Wales in Cardiff and took a flight from Bristol aerodrome to reach the ground in time.[2]

Personal life

He married and had two children, Mary, who was born in 1926, and Janet.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sam Tucker Profile on
  2. ^ "Fights flights and Allison Blunderland". Espn. Retrieved 18 January 2023.