Arthur Keegan

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Arthur Keegan
Personal information
Nickname Ollie
Born (1938-11-06)6 November 1938
Dewsbury district, England
Died 3 November 2008(2008-11-03) (aged 69)
Playing information
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958–71 Hull 365 31 318 0 729
1971–76 Bramley 135 21 71 0 205
1976–77 Batley 6
Total 506 52 389 0 934
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1963–69 Yorkshire 13
1969–70 England 2 0 0 0 0
1966–69 Great Britain 9 1 5 0 13
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1973–76 Bramley
1980–81 Yorkshire
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Arthur "Ollie" Keegan (born 6 November 1938 in Dewsbury district[1] — died 3 November 2008) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, and coach of the 1970s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull, Bramley, and Batley, as a Fullback, i.e. number 1, and was captain of Hull during the 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, and 1970–71 seasons,[2] and coaching at representative level for Yorkshire, and at club level for Bramley, whilst serving in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

Playing career[edit]

Keegan played at fullback, and scored five conversions in Hull's 13-30 defeat by Wigan in the 1959 Challenge Cup final during the 1958–59 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1959.[3]

Keegan won caps for England while at Hull in 1969 against Wales, and France,[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull in 1966 against Australia (2 matches), in 1967 against France (2 matches), and Australia (3 matches), in 1968 against France, and in 1969 against France.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final appearances[edit]

Keegan was the coach in Bramley's 15-7 victory over Widnes in the 1973 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final during the 1973–74 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on Tuesday 18 December 1973.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1958-1959 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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