Steve Diamond

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Steve Diamond
Personal information
Born (1953-07-07) 7 July 1953 (age 67)
Hereford, England
Playing information
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight12 st 6 lb (79 kg)
Rugby union
Position Flyhalf
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1976–77 Newport RFC 41004
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Centre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1978–81 Wakefield Trinity 122202322526
1981–84 Fulham RLFC 109243054691
1984–85 Warrington 4+105111
1985 Hunslet 10020242
1985–86 Castleford 13+316117
1986–87 York 20306
Total26445571101293
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1979–81 Wales 30206
Source: [1]

Steve Diamond (born 7 July 1953) is an English-born former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played club level rugby union for Newport RFC, as a fly-half, and rugby league for Wales, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 854), Fulham RLFC, Warrington, Hunslet, Castleford (Heritage № 644) and York, as a goal-kicking fullback, or centre. [1] [2]

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Background

Steve Diamond was born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, and he worked at British Jeffrey Diamond (BJD) in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

Playing career

International honours

Diamond won caps for Wales while at Wakefield Trinity in 1980 against France and England, and in 1981 against France. [1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Steve Diamond played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Wakefield Trinity's 3-12 defeat by Widnes in the 1978–79 Challenge Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1979, in front of a crowd of a crowd of 94,218. [3]

County Cup Final appearances

Steve Diamond played stand-off, and scored a goal in Castleford's 18-22 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 27 October 1985.

Club career

During his time at Wakefield Trinity he scored nineteen 3-point tries and, one 4-point try.

Career Records

Steve Diamond holds Fulham RLFC/London Crusaders/London Broncos/Harlequins RL's career goalscoring record; with 309-goals scored between 1981–84, and is one of less than twenty-five Welshmen to have scored more than 1000-points in their rugby league career. [4]

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