Frank Shugars

Francis "Frank" Shugars (c.1875–1881 – second ¼ 1953) was a Welsh rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and 1910s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Penygraig RFC, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, Wales, and Lancashire, and at club level for Warrington (Heritage № 122), as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Frank Shugars was born in Pontypridd, Wales, and he died aged 77 in Warrington, Lancashire.

Frank Shugars won five caps for Wales (RL) while at Warrington between 1909 and 1912, all of them against England.

While at Warrington Shugars became their first player to become a Great Britain tourist when was selected to go on the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, and won caps for Great Britain against Australasia, and New Zealand.

Frank Shugars made his début for Warrington on Saturday 3 September 1904, and he played his last match for Warrington on Wednesday 27 March 1912.

Frank Shugars is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.

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