Frank Marshall (Francis) (1845–1906) was a British schoolmaster, cleric and rugby administrator. A fierce advocate of amateurism in the early years of rugby football, his hardline position on payments to players contributed to the schism in the game in 1895 and the birth of the breakaway Rugby League. Marshall, who opposed the introduction of so-called “broken-time payments”, made by clubs in northern England to compensate working men for wages lost while playing matches, has been described as the “witch-finder general, rooting out incipient professionalism”.

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  • Frank Marshall (Francis) (1845–1906) was a British schoolmaster, cleric and rugby administrator. A fierce advocate of amateurism in the early years of rugby football, his hardline position on payments to players contributed to the schism in the game in 1895 and the birth of the breakaway Rugby League. Marshall, who opposed the introduction of so-called “broken-time payments”, made by clubs in northern England to compensate working men for wages lost while playing matches, has been described as the “witch-finder general, rooting out incipient professionalism”. (en)
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  • 1845-1-17
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  • 1906-1-17
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  • Reverend (en)
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  • Rev. Frank Marshall portrayed in a satirical cartoon
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  • Defending the amateur status of Rugby Union in the British Isles
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  • English rugby administrator, schoolmaster and cleric (en)
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  • Frank Marshall (Francis) (1845–1906) was a British schoolmaster, cleric and rugby administrator. A fierce advocate of amateurism in the early years of rugby football, his hardline position on payments to players contributed to the schism in the game in 1895 and the birth of the breakaway Rugby League. Marshall, who opposed the introduction of so-called “broken-time payments”, made by clubs in northern England to compensate working men for wages lost while playing matches, has been described as the “witch-finder general, rooting out incipient professionalism”. (en)
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  • Frank Marshall (rugby referee) (en)
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  • Frank Marshall (en)
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  • Marshall (en)
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