Full name James Wallace
Born October 30, 1876, Roscrea
Died January 14, 1960 (aged 83 years 76 days)
Major teams Ireland
|Test debut||Scotland v Ireland at Inverleith, Feb 28, 1903 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v Wales at Belfast, Mar 10, 1906 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
James and Joseph Wallace were natives of Roscrea, County Tipperary. They were educated at the Rutland School in Athlone and studied at Trinity College, Dublin where they played as forwards for the university's first XV. After graduating, they turned out for the Wanderers club whose home was Lansdowne Road.
James, the elder of the two boys, was born on October 30 1876 and became a lawyer. He was in the Dublin University XVs from 1899 to 1902 and won two Irish caps, against England and Scotland, in 1904 after touring South Africa alongside his younger brother with the 1903 British/Irish Lions. He died in a nursing home in the Monkstown area of Dublin on January 14 1961, aged 84.
Joseph was born on August 3 1878 and featured in the University XVs from 1901 to 1903, overlapping his elder brother for one season. He made his Ireland debut against Scotland in 1903, lined out with his brother twice in 1904 and won the last of his ten caps in a victory against Wales in 1906. The Irish side lost both half-backs in that match, Joe deputising as scrum-half and scoring a try in a win that deprived Wales the Triple Crown.
Joe practised medicine in his native Tipperary until retirement in 1963. He passed away in Roscrea on January 29 1967, aged 88.
To the best of knowledge they were unrelated to the three Wallace brothers who played for Ireland and the Lions in more recent times.