Paul Harkin

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Paul Harkin
Personal information
Full namePaul Harkin
Bornfirst ¼ 1958 (age 6263)
Wakefield district, England
Playing information
Position Scrum-half
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≤1976–≥78 Bradford Northern
1978–83 Featherstone Rovers 823
1985–86 Hull Kingston Rovers 79+61201955
1990–90 Bradford Northern
Leeds
≤1992–≥92 Halifax
≤1993–≥93 Hunslet
Total1671501955
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1985 Great Britain 10000
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
199596 Wakefield Trinity
≥1996≥96 Town Leagues Club
Total0000
Source: [1]

Paul Harkin (birth registered during first ¼ 1958 [2] ) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Bradford Northern (two spells), Featherstone Rovers (Heritage No. 585), Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds, Halifax (Heritage No. 1027), and Hunslet, as a scrum-half, i.e. number 7, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity, Town Leagues Club , and Crigglestone All Blacks ARLFC .

Contents

Background

Paul Harkin's birth was registered in Wakefield district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Playing career

International honours

Harkin won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1985 against France. [1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Harkin played scrum-half in Hull Kingston Rovers' 9–18 defeat by Widnes in the 1980–81 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 92,496, and played scrum-half in the 14–15 defeat by Castleford in the 1983–84 Challenge Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 3 May 1986, in front of a crowd of 82,134.

County Cup Final appearances

Harkin played scrum-half in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7–8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980–81 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980, played scrum-half (replaced by interchange/substitute Chris Rudd) in the 12–29 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1984–85 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 27 October 1984, played scrum-half in the 22–18 victory over Castleford in the 1985–86 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 27 October 1985, played scrum-half was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy in Bradford Northern's 12–12 draw with Castleford in the 1987–88 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 17 October 1987, played scrum-half in the 11–2 victory over Castleford in the 1987–88 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1987–88 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1987, and played scrum-half, scored 2-tries, and was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy in the 20–14 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1989–90 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 5 November 1989.

John Player/John Player Special Trophy Final appearances

Harkin played scrum-half (replaced by interchange/substitute Christopher Burton) in Hull Kingston Rovers' 4–12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982, played scrum-half, and was man of the match in the 12–0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1984–85 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 26 January 1985, and played scrum-half, and was man of the match in the 8–11 defeat by Wigan in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986. [3]

Family

Harkin is the younger brother of Terry Harkin, and the cousin of Kevin P. Harkin, both rugby league footballers.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Hobbs
1994-1995
Coach
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Wakefield Trinity

1995-1996
Succeeded by
Mitch Brennan
1996-1997