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Frederic Stokes
England
Full name Frederic Stokes
Born July 12, 1850, Greenwich
Died February 7, 1929, Inhurst Ho, Berks (aged 78 years 210 days)
Major teams England
Position Forward

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Goals Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1871-1873 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 50.00

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Test debut Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Mar 27, 1871 match details
Last Test Scotland v England at Glasgow, Mar 3, 1873 match details
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Rugby educated Frederic Stokes was captain of Blackheath, one of London's first rugby clubs, when early in 1871 he accepted a challenge from Scotland to raise a 20-man side to take to Edinburgh to play in what was to be the first international. He captained the England team in their first three internationals (1871-73) and in 1874 became president of the fledgling RFU. He was described as a "brilliant forward, being always on the ball, and often making excellent runs …can also play at capital form at half-back, is a sure tackle and a first-rate drop or place-kick". A good golfer, he also played first-class cricket for Kent. Four of his brothers also played for Blackheath.
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