William Hutchinson (rugby)

For other people of the same name, see William Hutchinson.
For the rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s for England, and Bradford Northern, see William Hutchinson (rugby league). For the rugby union footballer of the 1870s for England, see William Hutchinson (rugby union).
William Henry Heap Hutchinson
Personal information
Full name William Henry Heap Hutchinson
Born 31 October 1849
Sculcoates, England
Died 4 July 1929(1929-07-04) (aged 79)
Beverley, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forwards
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1875–≥75 Hull
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1875 England 2 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Source: scrum.com

William Henry Heap Hutchinson (born 31 October 1849 in Sculcoates[1] — died 4 July 1929(1929-07-04) (aged 79) in Beverley[2]) was a rugby union footballer of the 1870s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Hull, as a Forward,[3] e.g. Front row, Lock, or Back row. Prior to Thursday 29 August 1895, Hull was a rugby union club.

Playing career

International honours

William Hutchinson won caps for England while at Hull in 1874–75 Home Nations rugby union match against Ireland, and in the 1875–76 Home Nations rugby union match against Ireland.[4]

Change of Code

When Hull converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Thursday 29 August 1895, William Hutchinson would have been 45 years of age. Consequently, he would have been too old to have been a rugby league footballer for Hull.


External links

  • International Statistics at scrum.com
  • Search for "Hutchinson" at rugbyleagueproject.org
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