Percy Lawrie : Rugby Player

Discussion in 'Sportsmen & women' started by Dolphin, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member

    This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who served in, and survived, The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread.


    Lawrie, Percy William played for England

    Internationals: 2 : 1910 S+ ; 1911 S+ (1t)

    Percy Lawrie was born on 26 September 1888, in Lutterworth

    Played as a Wing for: Wyggeston School, Leicester, Midlands, Barbarians, Leicestershire

    Profession: N/k

    War service: Lieutenant in Royal Artillery

    Remarks: Played for Barbarians: v East Midlands (15-3) in 1924; v Leicester (9-14) in 1925. Served in the Home Guard 1939-1945.

    He died on 27 December 1956, in Leicester
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Percy Lawrie

    (318 appearances 1907-24)

    Lawrie's club record of 206 tries in 318 games has survived for the best part of a century and is very likely to remain unbeaten ( ... though I think it has been already ! )

    Lutterworth-born Lawrie made his Leicester debut as a 19-year-old and played as a wing before moving to centre.

    The intervention of the First World War cost him the chance to add to his two England caps.

    Leicester Tigers 1918

    26th December 1918 The new Members' Stand is officially opened for the first Tigers game in 3 1/2 years for the game against the 4th Leicestershire Regiment.

    On the same day Percy Lawrie with his 154th try overtakes Harry Wilkinson as the club's leading try scorer. He eventually finishes with a still unsurpassed 206 tries.
  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member


    Thanks for the extra information. It's hard to envisage an English player of today scoring 206 tries!

  4. SueR

    SueR New Member

    Percy Lawrie was an accountant and also my grandfather.
  5. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member


    Thank you for filling in a gap in the story.


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