Tony Fisher (rugby)

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Tony Fisher
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Fisher
Bornc.second ¼ 1943 (age 7778)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
19??–?? Swansea
Rugby league
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1964–70 Bradford Northern
1970–75 Leeds
1975–78 Castleford 451003
1978 Bradford Northern
Total451003
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1968–78 Wales 161003
1970–78 Great Britain 111003
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
198889 Bramley
199091 Keighley
199394 Doncaster
199596 Dewsbury
Total0000
Representative
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
1995 South Africa 30030
Source: [1] [2]

Anthony Fisher (c.second ¼ 1943), also known by the nickname of "Fishcake", is a Welsh former rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached rugby league in the 1980s and 1990s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Swansea RFC, as a hooker, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and Wales, and at club level for Bradford Northern (Heritage №) (two spells), Leeds (Heritage №) and Castleford (Heritage № 571), as a prop, or hooker, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 9, during the era of contested scrums, [1] [3] [4] [5] and coached representative level rugby league (RL) for South Africa, and at club level for Bramley, Keighley, Doncaster and Dewsbury. [2] [6]

Contents

Background

Tony Fisher was born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

Playing career

International honours

Fisher won caps for Wales (RL) while at Bradford Northern in 1970 against England, while at Leeds in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, England, Australia, New Zealand, while at Castleford in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against England, Australia, and New Zealand, and in 1977 against England and France, and while at Bradford Northern in 1978 against Australia, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Bradford/Leeds in 1970 against Australia (2 matches), New Zealand (3 matches), and Australia (2 matches), while at Leeds in 1971 against France (2 matches), and in 1978 against Australia (2 matches). [1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Tony Fisher played hooker in Leeds' 7-24 defeat by Leigh in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 15 May 1971, in front of a crowd of 85,514, and played hooker in the 13-16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972, in front of a crowd of 89,495.

County Cup Final appearances

Tony Fisher played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 12, (replacing prop Terry Clawson) in Leeds' 36-9 victory over Dewsbury in the 1972 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Castleford's 17-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1977 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1977, and played hooker in Bradford Northern's 18-8 victory over York in the 1978 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 28 October 1978.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Tony Fisher played hooker in Leeds' 9-5 victory over St. Helens in the 1970 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1970–71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 15 December 1970.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances

Tony Fisher played hooker in Leeds' 12-7 victory over Salford in the 1972–73 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

Coaching

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Norman Smith
1994-1995
Coach
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Dewsbury Rams

1995-1996
Succeeded by
Neil Kelly
1996-2000
Preceded by
Paul Matete
1992-1995
Coach
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South Africa

1995
Succeeded by
Paul Matete
1995-2000
Preceded by
David Sampson
1990-1991
Coach
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Doncaster RLFC

1993-1994
Succeeded by
Ian Brooke
1995-1997
Preceded by
Les Coulter
1989-1990
Coach
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Keighley Cougars

1990-1991
Succeeded by
Peter Roe
1991-1994
Preceded by
Allan Agar
1986-1987
Coach
Castleford colours.svg
Bramley RLFC

1988-1989
Succeeded by
Barry Johnson
1990

Genealogical information

Tony Fisher is the younger brother of the rugby union, and rugby league footballer; Idwal Fisher. [7]

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