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George Bradshaw
Ireland
Full name George Lomas Birch Bradshaw
Born January 3, 1882, Belfast
Died date unknown
Major teams Ireland
Position Wing

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1903-1903 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Five/Six Nations 1903-1903 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

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Only Test Wales v Ireland at Cardiff, Mar 14, 1903 match details
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George Lomas Birch Bradshaw was educated at Methodist College Belfast (where his father was a French teacher) and played for Belfast Collegians, the club founded in 1890 for former pupils of the school.

He was a regular member of the club's side between 1898 and 1904, before business took him to Scotland. He won his only cap for Ireland from the Collegians club, playing right-wing marking the great Teddy Morgan of Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in March 1903. Wales won 18-0 on a muddy pitch, scoring six unconverted tries with only 14 men on the field for most of the match after George Boots had withdrawn just before half-time with a broken collar-bone.

Bradshaw was only the third player from the Collegians club to win Ireland rugby honours. The photograph of that 1903 Irish fifteen at Cardiff shows him as a young man of 21 sitting on the floor beside Alfred Tedford as part of a group that includes the famous Irish out-half, Louis Magee.

A dual international, George Bradshaw also represented Ireland at lacrosse. He was reported missing from his Edinburgh home and presumed dead in 1917. He was 35.

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