Bert Hollingdale

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Bert Hollingdale
Birth name Bertie George Hollingdale[1]
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Place of death Waunarlwydd, Wales
Notable relative(s) Tom Hollingdale (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1913-1914 Wales[2] 2 (0)

Bert Hollingdale (1889–11 February 1961) was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Swansea Rugby Football Club and was capped for Wales on two occasions. His younger brother Tom also played rugby, though he played for rival club Neath and had a more successful international career, representing Wales six times.

Hollingdale made his Welsh international debut on 14 December 1912 against the touring South African team. He would face the South Africans twelve days later as part of the Swansea team that achieved a tight victory over the tourists. His second and final cap was during the 1913 Five Nations Championship when he was selected to face England. The Welsh team lost badly and Hollingdale was one of eight players from the side that would not represent Wales again.

International matches played Wales[3]


  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.