Daryl Clark

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Personal information
Full nameDaryl Clark
Born (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 28) [1]
Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) [1]
Weight14 st 5 lb (91 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2011–14 Castleford Tigers 943700148
2015– Warrington Wolves 1844300172
Total2788000320
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2012 England Knights 10000
2014– England 81004
2019– England 9s 41004
2019– Great Britain 21004
As of 10 June 2021
Source: [2] [3] [4]

Daryl Clark (born 10 February 1993) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker for the Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Super League and England at international level.

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He played for the Castleford Tigers (Heritage № 915) in the Super League between 2011 and 2014.

Background

Clark was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, England.

He attended Airedale High School and played amateur rugby for Fryston Warriors. [5] [6]

Playing career

He started his professional career with hometown club Castleford, making his début in February 2011. [3] He made 21 appearances in his first season at the club, and was rewarded with a five-year contract. [7]

He played in the 2014 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium. [8]

In August 2014, it was confirmed that Clark had been signed by Warrington for a fee of £185,000. [9] In his final season with the club, he won the 2014 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.

He played in the 2016 Challenge Cup Final defeat by Hull F.C. at Wembley Stadium. [10] [11]

He played in the 2016 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford. [12]

He played in the 2018 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Catalans Dragons at Wembley Stadium. [13]

He played in the 2018 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford. [14]

He played in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final victory over St. Helens at Wembley Stadium. [15] He scored Warrington's third and final try and was voted Lance Todd Trophy becoming only the third hooker to win the trophy

International career

In 2011, Clark was named in the Scotland squad, but did not make an appearance. After playing one match for England Knights in 2012, Clark confirmed he would no longer be putting himself forward to play for Scotland, as he would prefer to play for England. [16]

He then made his début for England in the 2014 Four Nations tournament in Australia.

In October 2016, Clark was selected in England's 2016 Four Nations squad. Before the tournament, England played a test match against France in which saw Clark score his first ever test try in England's 40–6 win.

He was selected in England 9s squad for the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s. [17]

He was selected in squad for the 2019 Great Britain Lions tour of the Southern Hemisphere. [18]

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