Paul Broadbent

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Paul Broadbent
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Personal information
Full namePaul Broadbent
Born (1968-05-24) 24 May 1968 (age 51)
England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1987–98 Sheffield Eagles
1999 Halifax 2728
2000–01 Hull F.C. 49312
2002 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
2003 York City Knights 22
Total9850020
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1995–96 England 52008
1996–97 Great Britain 80000
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
2006 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats First Team Coach
Source: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Paul Broadbent (born 24 May 1968), also known by the nickname "Beans", is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, and has coached in the 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. [2] He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (captain) (Heritage № 1181), and York City Knights, as a prop, i.e. number 8, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (First Team Coach). [1] He's inspired many with his speech about 'stepping over the line'.

Paul Broadbent won caps for England while at Sheffield Eagles in 1995 against France, in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup against Fiji, and South Africa (sub), in 1996 against France, and Wales. [3] He also won caps for Great Britain while at Sheffield Eagles in 1996 against Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand (3 matches). [4]

Paul Broadbent's Testimonial match at Sheffield Eagles took place in 1997.

In the 1997 post season, Broadbent was selected to play for Great Britain at prop forward in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia.

Broadbent played left-prop in Sheffield Eagles' 17-8 victory over Wigan Warriors in the 1998 Challenge Cup Final during Super League III at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1998.

He currently coaches Italy in their European Championship B matches. [5] Cameron Ciraldo will take over for the World Cup Qualifying matches.

Paul Broadbent is the father of the rugby league footballer for the Sheffield Eagles; Blake Broadbent. [6] [7]

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