Barry Philbin

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Barry Philbin
Personal information
Born (1950-07-14) 14 July 1950 (age 70)
St Helens, Lancashire
Playing information
Position Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–73 Swinton 80+5140042
1974–78 Warrington 88+3140245
1978–79 Salford 9+21003
Total187290290
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1975 England 10000
1974 Lancashire 30000
Source: [1] [2]

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Barry Philbin (14 July 1950) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Swinton and Warrington (Heritage № 750), as a loose forward, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums. [1] He subsequently broke his leg, which he puts down to playing in jersey number unlucky 13.

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Playing career

International honours

Barry Philbin won a cap for England while at Warrington in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France. [2]

Championship Final appearances

Barry Philbin played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Warrington's 13-12 victory over St. Helens in the Championship Final (a one-off precursor Premiership) during the 1973–74 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 18 May 1974.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Barry Philbin played loose forward in Warrington's 24-9 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1974, in front of a crowd of 77,400, and played loose forward in the 7-14 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Challenge Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1975, in front of a crowd of 85,998.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Barry Philbin played loose forward in Warrington's 0-0 draw with Salford in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, and played loose forward in the 5-10 defeat by Salford in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances

Barry Philbin played loose forward in Warrington's 27-16 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1973–74 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1973–74 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 February 1974, and played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 9-4 victory over Widnes in the 1977–78 Players No.6 Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 January 1978.

Club career

Barry Philbin made his début for Warrington on Sunday 3 February 1974, and he played his last match for Warrington on Wednesday 12 April 1978.[ citation needed ]

Genealogical information

Barry Philbin is the younger brother of the rugby league Wing for Swinton and Warrington, Mike Philbin. Barry Philbin is married to Julie with two daughters Anna and Gemma.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. RL Record Keeper's Club