Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Position: Lock

Place Of Birth Swansea

Thomas Henry Jackson was born in Swansea in March 1870. He made his debut as a forward for Swansea in 1893 having played for the Danygraig club in the town. He gained one cap for Wales which was against England at his club ground of St Helens on 5th January 1895. Wales lost 6 - 14 to a late English surge and Thomas, one of two debutants in the Welsh pack, was never reselected.

Tom did however gain the distinction of becoming the first British rugby player to score a try in France when Swansea played an "All France" side built around the Stade Francais team in 1899. Tom's great strength as a forward derived from his work as a dock labourer in Swansea docks. He later became a licensee. He died in the winter of 1952.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Swansea -
Honours: - Wales -

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