Brian Case

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Brian Case
Personal information
Full name Brian G. Case
Born March quarter 1958[1]
St Helens, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1976–82 Warrington 191 14 0 0 42
1983–88 Wigan 197 14 0 0 54
1989–91 Leigh 43
Total 431 28 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire 3
1981 England 1 0 0 0 0
1984–88 Great Britain 7 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Brian G. Case is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Blackbrook, Warrington, Wigan, and Leigh, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10.

Playing career[edit]

Warrington[edit]

Case played for Warrington from 1976 to 1982, scoring 14 tries in 191 appearances.[2] In January 1983, he joined Wigan for a transfer fee of £50,000.[3]

Wigan[edit]

Rugby Football League Championship appearances[edit]

Brian Case played in Wigan's victory in the 1986–87 Rugby Football League Championship.[4]

Rugby League Premiership final appearances[edit]

Brian Case played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in Wigan's 8-0 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 Rugby League Premiership final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 17 May 1987.[5]

World Club Challenge[edit]

Brian Case played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Wigan's 8-2 victory over Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 1987 World Club Challenge at Central Park, Wigan on Wednesday 7 October 1987.[6]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Brian Case played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Wigan's 28-24 victory over Hull in the 1984–85 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 4 May 1985,[7] and played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in the 32-12 victory over Halifax in the 1987–88 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 30 April 1988.[8] Case was then selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.

Rugby league county cup final appearances[edit]

Brian Case was a substitute in Wigan's 34-8 victory over Warrington in the 1985–86 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985,[9] played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Wigan's 15-8 victory over Oldham in the 1986–87 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 19 October 1986,[10] and played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in the 28-16 victory over Warrington in the 1987–88 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 11 October 1987.[11]

John Player Trophy final appearances[edit]

Brian Case was playing substitute in Wigan's 15-4 victory over Leeds in the 1982–83 John Player Trophy final at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1983,[12] and played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in the 18-4 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 John Player Special Trophy final at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987.[13]

Notable tour matches[edit]

Brian Case played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in Wigan's 14-8 victory over New Zealand in the 1985 New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain and France match at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 6 October 1985.[14]

Leigh[edit]

In August 1989, Case and his team-mate Ian Potter were signed by Leigh for a combined fee of £62,500.[15] He played 43 times for the club before retiring in 1991.

International honours[edit]

Case won a cap for England while at Warrington in 1981 against France,[16] and won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1984 against Australia, and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1987 against Papua New Guinea; and in 1988 against Papua New Guinea, and Australia (sub).[17] He also played three times for Lancashire three times.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Case, Brian". Warrington Rugby League RLFC Players Archive. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Case for Wigan". The Observer (London). 16 January 1983. p. 40. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1987 Premiership Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1987 World Club Challenge". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1984–1985 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "1987–1988 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "1985–1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "1986–1987 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Classic Match: 1983 John Player Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "1986–1987 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "1985 Tour Match: Wigan 14 New Zealand 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4. 
  16. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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