|Name Tommy Smales|
SLTV: Cup fever grips Featherstone
Thomas "Tommy" Smales (January→March 1939 (age 77–78)) birth registered in Pontefract, is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s, and 1960s, and coached in the 1970s, and 1980s, playing at club level for Wigan, Barrow and Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 456), as a loose forward/lock, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coaching at club level for Dewsbury (twice), Featherstone Rovers, Bramley, Doncaster, and Batley.
- SLTV Cup fever grips Featherstone
- Challenge Cup Final appearances
- County Cup Final appearances
- Club career
- Championship Final appearances
- Genealogical information
Challenge Cup Final appearances
Tommy Smales played loose forward/lock, scored a try, two conversion's, and a penalty, in Featherstone Rovers' 17-12 victory over Barrow in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1967, in front of a crowd of 76,290.
County Cup Final appearances
Tommy Smales played loose forward/lock, and scored 3-conversions in Featherstone Rovers' 12-25 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1966 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1966, and played loose forward/lock in Featherstone Rovers' 9-12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1969 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 September 1969.
Tommy Smales made his début for Wigan in the 46-5 victory over Featherstone Rovers at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 20 September 1958, he scored his first try (2-tries) for Wigan in the 23-16 victory over Rochdale Hornets at Athletic Ground, Rochdale on Saturday 4 October 1958, he scored his last try for Wigan in the 16-14 victory over Swinton at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 23 April 1960, and played his last match for Wigan in the 17-23 defeat by Hunslet at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 10 September 1960, and made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 23 August 1952.
Championship Final appearances
Tommy Smales was the coach in Dewsbury's 22-13 victory over Leeds in the Championship Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 19 May 1973.
Tommy Smales is the father of the rugby league footballer, Ian Smales.
Somewhat confusingly, Tommy Smales played in the same era as the unrelated Great Britain, England, Huddersfield, Bradford Northern, and North Sydney Bears Scrum-half/Halfback who played in the 1960s, and 1970s, Tom "Tommy" Smales.