|Place Of Birth||Bridgwater|
Fred Cornish was born in Bridgewater, England in 1876. He was a boilermaker by trade and is first recorded playing rugby for his hometown club Bridgwater Albion.
He moved to Wales and joined Grangetown Stars, but before the end of the century became a member of Cardiff RFC. During the 1896/97 season was selected to play for the Welsh National team, under the two year residency ruling.
He made his Welsh debut against England in 1987 Home Nations Championship which Wales won. Cornish was playing in a Wales squad dominated with his Cardiff team mates: Selwyn Biggs, Jones,Nicholls & Huzzey. He gained four Welsh caps in total.
Towards the end of the 1897/98 season Cornish was part of the Cardiff team that faced the touring Barbarians as part of their annual Easter tour, Cardiff won the game 6-0 with Cornish scoring a try. In August 1899 he switched codes to Rugby League joining Hull.
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