Thomas Martyn (rugby league)

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Tommy Martyn
Personal information
Full nameThomas Martyn
Born2 August 1946
Leigh, Lancashire
Died6 November 2016(2016-11-06) (aged 70)
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1969–71 Batley 59+1140042
1971–74 Leigh 91+4170051
1975–81 Warrington 219+15101154
1981–84 Leigh 65+560019
Total4458801266
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1975–79 England 52006
1974–77 Lancashire 7+150015
Source: [1] [2] [3]

Thomas "Tommy" Martyn (2 August 1946 – 6 November 2016 [4] ) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain (non-test matches), England, and at club level for Batley, Warrington and Leigh, as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums. [1]

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Playing career

International honours

Tommy Martyn won caps for England while at Warrington in 1975 against Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, and Wales (interchange/substitute), and in 1979 against Wales, and France, [2] and while at Warrington was selected for Great Britain to go on the 1979 Great Britain Lions tour.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Tommy Martyn played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, (replaced by interchange/substitute Mike Nicholas) in Warrington's 7-14 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Challenge Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1975, in front of a crowd of 85,998.

County Cup Final appearances

Tommy Martyn played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, and scored a try in Warrington's 26-10 victory over Wigan in the 1980 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Saturday 4 October 1980, and played left-second-row (replaced by interchange/substitute Platt) in Leigh's 8-3 victory over Widnes in the 1981 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 September 1981.

Player's No.6/John Player Trophy Final appearances

Tommy Martyn played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Warrington's 9-4 victory over Widnes in the 1977–78 Players No.6 Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 January 1978, played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 14-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1978–79 John Player Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 April 1979, and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, and was man of the match in the 12-5 victory over Barrow in the 1980–81 John Player Trophy Final during the 1980–81 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 January 1981.

Notable tour matches

Tommy Martyn played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Warrington's 15-12 victory over Australia at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Wednesday 11 October 1978. [5]

Genealogical information

Tommy Martyn is the father of the rugby league footballer Tommy Martyn, and the younger brother of the Leigh and Great Britain rugby league second-row Mick Martyn. [6]

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References

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  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. Leigh RL Club, a comprehensive record 1895-1994 by Mike Latham
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