David Holland

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Dave Holland joined Oldham in September 1913 from the Plymouth Devonport club, after enjoying a successful career in Rugby Union.. He was captain of Gloucestershire county, won full England honours and was also capped by Devon county.

A forward of great strength and determination, his first season with Oldham was so impressive that he was selected for the 1914 tour to Australia and New Zealand. He played 37 consecutive matches after his debut on September 6th, 1913 against Dewsbury (the team for this match is featured on the cover of the centenary brochure, that was issued in 1976), before being rested for the last three games, prior to going on the tour. The trip was a huge success for Dave who scored a try on his international debut in the first test against the “Kangaroos”. He played in all three matches against the Aussies and the lone Kiwi test in Auckland. This of course included the famous third test, “Rorke’s Drift”, victory in Sydney.

Like all the players of this era, his number of appearances for the club was restricted by The Great War, but he would return to senior action on the resumption of competitive Rugby in 1919. He played his last match for the club against Leeds at Headingley, on April 23rd, 1921.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 6, 1913 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 13, 1913 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away September 20, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 27, 1913 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 4, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 11, 1913 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 18, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home October 25, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 1, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 8, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 15, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 22, 1913 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 25, 1913 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 29, 1913 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral December 6, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away December 13, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 15, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 20, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1913 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 26, 1913 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 27, 1913 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away January 1, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home January 3, 1914 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 10, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 17, 1914 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 24, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 31, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 7, 1914 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 14, 1914 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away February 21, 1914 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 28, 1914 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 7, 1914 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 14, 1914 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 23, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home March 28, 1914 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 30, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 4, 1914 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away October 3, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home October 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 10, 1914 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 17, 1914 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away December 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 12, 1914 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away December 19, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1914 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1914 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away January 1, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 2, 1915 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away January 9, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home February 6, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 13, 1915 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 20, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home February 27, 1915 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home March 6, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 16, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 20, 1915 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1915 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 3, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 5, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 10, 1915 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 24, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 11, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away September 18, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leigh Home October 2, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Home October 16, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 23, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home October 30, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 13, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Wigan Home December 4, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home December 18, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 27, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Oldham Present Home January 3, 1916 Special Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 8, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away January 15, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 22, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Swinton v Oldham Away January 29, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home February 5, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home September 30, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home October 7, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home October 28, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 4, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Warrington v Oldham Away November 18, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 25, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 17, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 24, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Halifax v Oldham Away March 31, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Swinton v Oldham Away April 6, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away April 7, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Salford v Oldham Away April 14, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Salford Home April 21, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Leeds v Oldham Away April 28, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 18, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v Barrow Home March 1, 1919 Lancashire League
Barrow v Oldham Away March 8, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home March 15, 1919 Lancashire League
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 22, 1919 Lancashire League
Wigan v Oldham Away March 29, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v Warrington Home May 17, 1919 Lancashire League
Warrington v Oldham Away August 23, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 30, 1919 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 6, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 13, 1919 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away September 20, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home September 27, 1919 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away October 2, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home October 9, 1920 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 11, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 27, 1920 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away November 30, 1920 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away March 23, 1921 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 2, 1921 Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home April 11, 1921 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 23, 1921 League Championship