Brian Lockwood

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Brian Lockwood
Personal information
Full nameBrian Lockwood
Born (1946-10-08) 8 October 1946 (age 74)
Playing information
Position Prop, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1965–75 Castleford 2313880130
1974 Canterbury-Bankstown 161003
1975–77 Balmain Tigers 432006
1976–77 Wakefield Trinity 2550015
1978–80 Hull Kingston Rovers 74+1110033
1980–81 Oldham 131003
1981–83 Widnes 391003
Total4425980193
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–79 Great Britain 161003
1970–79 England 30000
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
197678 Wakefield Trinity
1984 Huddersfield
198587 Batley
Total0000
Source: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Brian Lockwood (8 October 1946) is an English World Cup winning former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford (Heritage № 497), Canterbury-Bankstown, Balmain, Wakefield Trinity, Hull Kingston Rovers, Oldham (Heritage № 845) and Widnes, as a prop or second-row, during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield and Batley. [4]

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Background

Brian Lockwood was the landlord of The Bay Horse, Methley, The Boat, Allerton Bywater, and The Sun Inn, 719 Leeds Road, Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield c.1980s.

Playing career

International honours

Brian Lockwood won caps for England while at Castleford in 1970 against France (sub), and while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1979 against Wales, and France, [2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Castleford in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup against Australia (2 matches), France, and New Zealand, in 1973 against Australia (2 matches), in 1974 against France, while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1978 against Australia, and in 1979 New Zealand (sub). [3]

County honours

Brian Lockwood won caps for Yorkshire while at Castleford playing left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 12–14 defeat by Lancashire at Salford's stadium on 3 September 1969, playing left-second-row in the 15–21 defeat by Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 14 September 1970, as a substitute in the 32–12 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 13 January 1971, playing left-second-row in the 34–8 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 24 February 1971, playing left-Second-row in the 32–18 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 11 October 1972, and left-second-row in the 20-7 victory over Lancashire at Leeds' stadium on 17 January 1973. [5]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Brian Lockwood played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Castleford’s 11-6 victory over Salford in the 1968–69 Challenge Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 17 May 1969, in front of a crowd of 97,939, [6] played right-second-row in the 7–2 victory over Wigan in the 1969–70 Challenge Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1970, in front of a crowd of 95,2559, [7] played right-prop, i.e. number 10, and was man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in Hull Kingston Rovers' 10-5 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1979–80 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000, and played right-prop in Widnes' 18-9 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980–81 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 92,496, and played right-prop in the 14–14 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 92,147, played right-prop in the 9-18 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1981–82 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 41,171.

County Cup Final appearances

Brian Lockwood played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, (replaced by interchange/substitute Michael Redfearn) in Castleford's 11-22 defeat by Leeds in the 1968–69 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968, played right-second-row in the 7-11 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1971–72 Final during the 1971–72 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 21 August 1971, and played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Widnes' 3-8 defeat by Leigh in the 1981–82 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 September 1981.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Brian Lockwood played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 3-13 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at The Boulevard, Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979.

Career in Australia

Lockwood moved to Sydney's Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs club in 1974, reaching the Grand Final with them that year. He later joined the Balmain Tigers, winning the 1976 Amco Cup Final with a famous inside pass to Neil Pringle for the match winning try [8]

Coaching career

Club career

Brian Lockwood was the coach of Batley from November 1985 to May 1987.

Honoured at Castleford Tigers

Brian Lockwood is a Tigers Hall Of Fame Inductee. [9]

Genealogical information

Brian Lockwood's marriage to Anne (née Stead) was registered during fourth ¼ 1967 in Barkston Ash district, he is the cousin of the rugby league footballer, and coach; Roger Millward.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
George Pieniazek
1984–1985
Coach
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Batley

1985-1987
Succeeded by
David Busfield
(interim)
1987
Preceded by
Les Sheard
1981–1982
Coach
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Huddersfield Giants

1984
Succeeded by
Chris Forster
1985–1986
Preceded by
Geoff Gunney
1976
Coach
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Wakefield Trinity

1976-1978
Succeeded by
Ian Brooke
1978-1979