John Walsh (rugby league)

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John Walsh
Personal information
Born (1946-06-13) 13 June 1946 (age 75)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre, Stand-off
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1968–75 St. Helens 185481560456
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1975 England 40000
1972 Great Britain 51003
Source: [1] [2] [3]

John "Johnny" Walsh (born 13 June 1946 (age 75)), also known by the nickname of "Waller", is an English World Cup former winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for St. Helens (Heritage № 852), as a fullback , wing , centre, or stand-off, i.e. number 1, 2 or 5, 3 or 4, or 6. [1]

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Playing career

International honours

John Walsh won caps for England while at St. Helens in 1975 against France, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, and New Zealand, in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (non-test), [2] and won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens in 1972 against France (sub), and in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, and Australia. [3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

John Walsh played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 16-13 victory over Leeds in the 1971–72 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971-72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972.

County Cup Final appearances

John Walsh played left-centre, i.e. number 4, St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Leigh in the 1970–71 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 November 1970.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

John Walsh played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 5-9 defeat by Leeds in the 1970 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1970-71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 15 December 1970, and played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in the 8-2 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1971 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1971-72 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 14 December 1971.

Outside rugby league

John Walsh now lives in Canada.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.