Keith Fielding

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Keith Fielding
Personal information
Full nameKeith John Fielding
Born (1949-07-08) 8 July 1949 (age 71)
Birmingham, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Loughborough
1968–73 Moseley
Total00000
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1969–72 England 101003
Rugby league
Position Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1973–83 Salford 315+425313301025
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1975 England 780024
1974–77 Great Britain 43009
1975 England tour games 790027
1977 GB tour games 6100030
1977–78 Lancashire 33009
1974 Other Nationalities 11003
Source: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Keith John Fielding (8 July 1949) born in Birmingham, is an English dual-code international rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and at club level for Moseley Rugby Football Club, as a Wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Salford, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5. [2]

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Playing career

International honours

Keith Fielding won caps for England (RU) while at Moseley in 1969 against Ireland, France, Scotland, and South Africa, in 1970 against Ireland, and France, in 1972 against Wales, Ireland, France, and Scotland, [1] won caps for England (RL) while at Salford in 1975 against France, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, Wales and France, in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (non-Test). [3] He equalled the England national team's record for most tries by an individual in a match when he scored four against France at Parc Lescure, Bordeaux on Saturday 11 October 1975.

Fielding also won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Salford in 1974 against France (2 matches), and in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France, and Australia. [4]

County Cup Final appearances

Keith Fielding played right wing, i.e. number 2, in Salford's 9-19 defeat by Wigan in the 1973 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973, [5] played right wing, and scored a goal in the 2-6 defeat by Widnes in the 1974 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974, and played right wingin the 7-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 4 October 1975.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Keith Fielding played right wing, i.e. number 2, in Salford's 0-0 draw with Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, and played right wing, and scored a try in the 10-5 victory over Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975.

Superstars

Keith Fielding achieved fame by participating in the televised all-around sports competition Superstars, winning the 1977 French European Superstars Heat, the 1981 British Final and the 1981 Challenge of Champions. He also finished second in the 1977 European Final, fifth in the 1978 World Final, third in the 1981 International Final, fifth in the 1981 World Final and third in the 1982 British Final. [6]

Superstars record

YearEventPosition
1977French Heat1st
1977European Final2nd
1978World Final5th
1981Challenge of the Champions1st
1981British Final1st
1981International3rd
1981World Final5th
1982British Final3rd

Outside of rugby

Keith Fielding attended King Edward VI Five Ways school in Birmingham, and was a teacher at Marple Hall School and Bramhall High School in Stockport. Fielding quit his role at the latter school in 2008 after declaring the job was too stressful. [7] Keith Fielding also taught at Alderman Newton's Grammar school in Leicester in the early 1970s before turning professional. He also taught at Shenley Court Comprehensive in the 1970s.

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