Ian Brooke

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Ian Brooke
Personal information
Full nameIan Brooke
Born (1943-03-01) 1 March 1943 (age 78)
Plymouth, England
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1962–64 Wakefield Trinity 18367
1964–67 Bradford Northern
1967–71 Wakefield Trinity
Total18367000
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1966–68 Great Britain 1350015
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
197375 Bradford Northern
197879 Wakefield Trinity
c.1979c.80 Huddersfield
≤1995≥95 Doncaster
Total0000
Source: [1] [2]

Ian Brooke (born 1 March 1943) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 677) (two spells) (captain), and Bradford Northern, as a wing, or centre, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4, and coached at club level for Bradford Northern, Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield and Doncaster. [2]

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Background

Brooke was born in Plymouth, Devon.

Playing career

International honours

Ian Brooke won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford Northern in 1966 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1967 against Australia (3 matches), in 1968 against France (2 matches), and in the 1968 Rugby League World Cup against Australia (1-try), France, and New Zealand (1-try). [1]

Championship Final appearances

Ian Brooke played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored two tries in Wakefield Trinity's 21-9 victory over St. Helens in the Championship Final replay during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton on Wednesday 10 May 1967, and played in the 17-10 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the Championship Final during the 1967–68 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 4 May 1968. [3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Ian Brooke played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in Wakefield Trinity's 25-10 victory over Wigan in the 1963 Challenge Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1963, in front of a crowd of 84,492, and played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in the 10-11 defeat by Leeds in the 1968 Challenge Cup "Watersplash" Final during the 1967–68 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1968, in front of a crowd of 87,100. [3]

County Cup Final appearances

Ian Brooke played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in Bradford Northern's 17-8 victory over Hunslet in the 1965 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1965.[ citation needed ]

Transfer From Wakefield Trinity To Bradford Northern

Ian Brooke was transferred from Wakefield Trinity to Bradford Northern in the summer of 1964 for £2,750 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £96,360 in 2013). [4]

Coaching career

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Ian Brooke was the coach in Bradford Northern's 14-33 defeat by Featherstone Rovers in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1973, in front of a crowd of 72,395.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tony Fisher
1993-1994
Coach
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Doncaster RLFC

1995-1997
Succeeded by
Colin Maskill
1998
Preceded by
Jack Scroby
Coach
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Huddersfield

1979-1980
Succeeded by
Maurice Bamford
1980-1981
Preceded by
Brian Lockwood
1976-1978
Coach
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Wakefield Trinity

1978-1979
Succeeded by
William Kirkbride
1979-1980
Preceded by
Harry Street
1971-1972
Coach
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Bradford Northern

1973-1975
Succeeded by
Albert Fearnley
1975

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. 1 2 Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN   1-85983-429-9
  4. "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.