Terry Clawson


When Terry Clawson arrived at Oldham for the start of the 1973-74 season, he was one of the most experienced prop forwards in the game, having won his first international cap as long before as 1962 while playing for Featherstone Rovers.

Signed to fill the gap created by the retirement of Frank Foster, it was playing for his country rather than his club, that was the highlight of his stay at Watersheddings. In the little over twelve months that Terry was an Oldham player, he played in no less than nine internationals, including all three against the 1973 “Kangaroos”, putting in a powerful performance in the first test victory at Wembley, where he also kicked four vital goals. His overall performance in the series earned him selection for the 1974 tour to Australia and New Zealand. The only Oldham player to make the trip.

Terry returned to play just three games for Oldham in 1974-75. However his son Neil, also a prop, played over 80 games for the club in the late 1980’s.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 12, 1973 Law Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home September 1, 1973 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Bramley Home September 8, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home September 11, 1973 BBC
Warrington v Oldham Away September 16, 1973 Players No.6 Cup
Oldham v Whitehaven Home October 6, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 10, 1973 BBC
Dewsbury v Oldham Away October 14, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Australia Home October 19, 1973 Tour Match
Oldham v Castleford Home October 24, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home November 7, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home November 11, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home November 25, 1973 Division 1
Whitehaven v Oldham Away December 30, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 6, 1974 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away January 13, 1974 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Away February 3, 1974 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Bramley v Oldham Away February 10, 1974 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away March 17, 1974 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away March 24, 1974 Division 1
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 8, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home September 10, 1974 BBC
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 14, 1974 Division 2