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Arthur Rotherham
England
Full name Arthur Rotherham
Born May 27, 1869, Coventry
Died March 3, 1946, Hambledon, Surrey (aged 76 years 280 days)
Major teams Great Britain, England
Position Scrum-half

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1891-1899 8 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 56.25
Great Britain 1891-1891 3 3 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 100.00
England 1898-1899 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 30.00
Five/Six Nations 1898-1899 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 30.00

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Test debut South Africa v Great Britain at Port Elizabeth, Jul 30, 1891 match details
Last Test England v Scotland at Blackheath, Mar 11, 1899 match details
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Described by Frank Keating as "the Will Carling of his day", Uppingham and Cambridge's Arthur Rotherham captained England in all three matches in 1898-99 and had the unenviable record of losing them all. After the first game against Wales, which England lost 26-3, he was chastised in the newspapers for losing his cool "in a most ungentlemanly manner" and refusing to shake hands with Wales's captain at the final whistle. He had previously represented the British Lions on their first tour to South Africa in 1891. A psychiatrist, he became HM Government's Inspector in Lunacy between 1931 and 1944.

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