Don Schofield

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Don Schofield
Personal information
Born1931
Died24 April 1999 (age 68)
Playing information
PositionForward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
19??–5?Cessnock
1952 Wests (Sydney)1790027
195?–5?Cessnock
195?–5?Muswellbrook
Total1790027
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1951–62 Newcastle
1953–65 Country NSW 52006
1953–58 New South Wales 72006
1957 Australia 20000

Don Schofield was an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. An Australia national and New South Wales state representative forward, he played his club football in the Newcastle Rugby League for Cessnock and in the New South Wales Rugby League for Sydney's Western Suburbs.

Schofield initially played in the Newcastle Rugby League for the Cessnock club, appearing in their grand final victory of 1950. While playing for Cessnock, he was selected to represent Newcastle when they hosted the 1951 French touring side and lost. Schofield then played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for the Western Suburbs Magpies, scoring two tries in their Grand Final win in the 1952 season and was voted man of the match winning prize money of £10. [1] He suffered a groin injury in that match which required surgery in the off-season. [2]

Schofield returned to Cessnock, playing in each of their Newcastle Rugby League grand finals victories of 1954, 1955 and 1960. [3] Towards the end of his career he captained the Newcastle team against the touring Great Britain side in 1962. His son Michael Schofield played rugby league for the Balmain Tigers and the Country New South Wales team. [4]

Don Schofield died in April 1999, aged 68.

In 2011, the Cessnock club's centenary year, Schofield was named at second-row forward in a Cessnock 'Team of the Century'. [5]

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References

  1. https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2018/07/17/a-man-of-principle/
  2. "Two R.L. men cautioned". The Sydney Morning Herald . 23 September 1952. p. 8. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  3. "Club History". cessnockrugbyleague.net.au. Cessnock Rugby League Football Club. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  4. Whiticker, Alan. "Don Schofield". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  5. Leeson, John (30 May 2011). "Ton of talent from Cessnock club honoured". The Newcastle Herald . Retrieved 30 November 2011.