Colin Clarke (rugby league)

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Colin Clarke
Personal information
Born (1945-06-28) 28 June 1945 (age 75)
Wigan, England
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1962–76 Wigan 4177400222
1976 Salford 120000
1977–78 Wigan 191003
1978–79 Leigh 30000
Total4517500225
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1965–73 Great Britain 72006
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
198082 Leigh
198486 Wigan
Total0000
Source: [1] [2] [3]

Colin Clarke is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played as a hooker in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wigan (two spells), Salford and Leigh, [4] [2] and coached at club level for Wigan. [3]

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Playing career

International honours

Colin Clarke won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1965 against New Zealand, in 1966 against France, and New Zealand, in 1967 against France, and in 1973 against Australia (3 matches). [2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Colin Clarke played hooker in Wigan's 20–16 victory over Hunslet in the 1965 Challenge Cup final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016. [5]

County Cup Final appearances

Colin Clarke played hooker, and scored a try in Wigan's 16–13 victory over Oldham in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton, on Saturday 29 October 1966, [6] played hooker in the 15–8 victory over Widnes in the 1971 Lancashire County Cup final during the 1971–72 season at Knowsley Road on Saturday 28 August 1971, [7] and played hooker in the 19–9 victory over Salford in the 1973 Lancashire Cup final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington, on Saturday 13 October 1973. [8]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final appearances

Colin Clarke played hooker in Wigan's 7–4 victory over St. Helens in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968, [9] and played hooker in the 6–11 defeat by Leigh in the 1969 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1969.

Testimonial match

Colin Clarke's Testimonial match at Wigan took place in 1973.

Genealogical information

Colin Clarke is the father of the rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s; Phil Clarke.

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References

  1. RL Record Keepers' Club
  2. 1 2 3 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 33. ISBN   978-0-7524-3470-4.
  5. "1964–1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. "1966–1967 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. "1971–1972 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  8. "1973–1974 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. "1968-1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alex Murphy
1982-1984
Coach
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Wigan Warriors

1984-1986
Succeeded by
Graham Lowe
1986-1989
Preceded by
Alex Murphy
1980–1982
Coach
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Leigh Centurions

1982
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Peter Smethurst
1982–1983