Joe Corsi

Profile

Along with his Rugby playing brothers Angelo and Louis, Joe Corsi was a Welshman of Italian extraction, who had enjoyed a successful career at Rochdale Hornets before joining Oldham for the start of the 1923-24 season. He was capped by Wales shortly after signing for the club.

Joe came with the reputation of a free scoring winger and in his five years at Oldham he certainly lived up to that billing. In his first four seasons at the club he was leading try scorer each time, with totals of 30 in 1923-4, 27 in 1924-5, 23 in 1925-6 and 23 again in 1926-7. Not the fastest of players by the time he signed for Oldham, he did retain sufficient pace and that try scoring instinct that sets a quality winger aside from the rest. He played with a fierce determination, endearing himself to the Watersheddings crowds with his do or die sprints for the try line.

He played in the first three of the four consecutive Challenge Cup Final appearances in the mid 1920’s, scoring in the victory over Hull K.R. in 1925 and registering the only Oldham points in the 9 – 3 defeat by Swinton in 1926. It was a fitting finale when he scored a try in his last match for the club in the 15 – 0 win over Wigan on April 23rd, 1928. After his retirement he returned to Wales, to live in the Cardiff area.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home August 25, 1923 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 1, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 8, 1923 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 8, 1923 Infirmary Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away September 22, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 29, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home October 27, 1923 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 3, 1923 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 10, 1923 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home November 17, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home November 19, 1923 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 24, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 1, 1923 League Championship
York v Oldham Away December 8, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home December 15, 1923 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 22, 1923 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 26, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 29, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home January 1, 1924 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 19, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 26, 1924 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away February 9, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 16, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away February 23, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 1, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 4, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 8, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 15, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home March 22, 1924 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral March 29, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away March 31, 1924 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 3, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home April 5, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 12, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v York Home April 14, 1924 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 18, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home April 19, 1924 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 21, 1924 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away April 26, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home August 30, 1924 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away September 6, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 13, 1924 Infirmary Cup
Salford v Oldham Away September 20, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 27, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 4, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 11, 1924 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 18, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 25, 1924 Lancashire Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away November 1, 1924 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 8, 1924 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home December 6, 1924 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 13, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v York Home December 15, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 20, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1924 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1924 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 27, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 1, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 3, 1925 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 10, 1925 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away January 17, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 24, 1925 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 7, 1925 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 14, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home February 28, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away March 5, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 7, 1925 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 25, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away August 29, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 5, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 19, 1925 League Championship
Rest Of Lancs v Oldham Neutral September 22, 1925 Friendly
Leigh v Oldham Away September 26, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home October 3, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 10, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 12, 1925 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 17, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 19, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home October 24, 1925 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 2, 1925 Lancashire Cup
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 14, 1925 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away November 21, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 28, 1925 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 12, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 2, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 23, 1926 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 30, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home February 6, 1926 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 6, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away March 17, 1926 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away March 20, 1926 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 3, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 5, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 10, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 17, 1926 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 21, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 24, 1926 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral May 1, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 21, 1926 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home August 28, 1926 League Championship
Pontypridd v Oldham Away September 4, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 6, 1926 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away September 11, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 18, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 20, 1926 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away September 25, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 2, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 9, 1926 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 16, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home October 23, 1926 Tour Match
Warrington v Oldham Away October 30, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v York Home November 6, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 4, 1926 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 11, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home December 18, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 3, 1927 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 8, 1927 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 15, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 5, 1927 League Championship
York v Oldham Away February 19, 1927 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away March 16, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home March 21, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Neutral April 2, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away April 9, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 11, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 15, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 16, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 18, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home April 19, 1927 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 23, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Pontypridd Home April 25, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home April 30, 1927 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away August 27, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away August 31, 1927 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 6, 1927 Infirmary Cup
York v Oldham Away September 10, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 12, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 17, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away September 24, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v York Home October 1, 1927 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 15, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away October 19, 1927 Lancashire Cup
Pontypridd v Oldham Away October 22, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 29, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home November 12, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 3, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 23, 1928 League Championship