Paul Woods (rugby)

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Paul Woods
Personal information
Full namePaul Woods
Born28 October 1950
Pontllanfraith, Wales
Died1 November 2007(2007-11-01) (aged 57)
Abergavenny, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Oakdale RFC
Tredegar RFC
≤1976–76 Pontypool RFC
Total00000
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≥1974–≤79 Widnes 7713147
≤1979–79 Rochdale Hornets
1979–81 Hull F.C.
Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons
Runcorn Highfield
Total771314700
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1977–81 Wales 101326
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
Tredegar RFC
Markham RFC
Total0000
Source: [1]

Paul Woods (28 October 1950 – 1 November 2007) [2] was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s, and rugby union coach. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Oakdale RFC, Tredegar RFC and Pontypool RFC, and representative rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Widnes, Rochdale Hornets, Hull FC (Heritage № 749), Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons and Runcorn Highfield, as a fullback , stand-off or scrum-half, i.e. number 1, 6, or 7, [1] [3] and coached club level rugby union (RU) for Tredegar RFC and Margam RFC.

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Background

Paul Woods was born in Pontllanfraith, Wales, and he died aged 57 of leukaemia in Abergavenny, Wales.

Playing career

International honours

Paul Woods won 10 caps for Wales (RL) in 1977–1981 while at Widnes, Rochdale Hornets, and Hull 13-goals 26-points. [1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Paul Woods played fullback in Hull FC's 5-10 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Paul Woods played fullback in Hull FC's 13-3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979-80 season at The Boulevard, Kingston upon Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances

Paul Woods played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored 2-drop goals in Widnes' 4-9 defeat by Warrington in the 1977–78 Players No.6 Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 January 1978

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References

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  2. "Paul Woods: 'Hardest man in rugby league'". independent.co.uk. 15 December 2007. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN   978-1-903659-49-6.