|Full name||Brian James Juliff|
5 December 1952 |
Mountain Ash, Wales
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|1970–71||Mountain Ash RFC||32||20||0||0||80|
|Position||Wing, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
Brian Juliff ( ) born in Mountain Ash, is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales 'B', Wales President's XV, East Wales, Glamorgan County RFC, at invitational level for Crawshays RFC, and at club level Mountain Ash RFC, Newport RFC, and Pontypridd RFC, as a Left-Wing, or Outside-Centre, i.e. number 11, or 13, and played representative rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Widhes (as A. N. Other), Wakefield Trinity, Wigan, Halifax, and Castleford, as a Wing, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 2 or 5, 11 or 12, or 13. In June 2012 Juliff was appointed as the chairman of Wales Rugby League.5 December 1952
Representative rugby union
Brian Juliff played representative rugby union for Wales 'B', Wales President's XV, East Wales against Argentina scoring 1-try, and against Japan scoring 3-tries, Glamorgan County RFC, and Crawshays RFC.
Brian Juliff won caps for Wales (RL) while at Wakefield in 1979 against France, and England, in 1980 against France, and England, in 1981 against France, and England, and while at Wigan in 1982 against Australia, and in 1984 against England (playing for 30 minutes with a broken arm).
Rugby Football League Championship winner
Brian Juliff was signed by Halifax from Wigan for £6,000 in September 1985, he was a member of the Halifax squad which won the 1985–86 Championship, finishing one point ahead of Wigan. He played in 23-games in all competitions that season, scoring 4-tries.
Challenge Cup final appearances
Brian Juliff played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5 in Wakefield Trinity's 3-12 defeat to Widnes in the 1978–79 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium, and as a second half Forward substitute in both Wigan's 6-19 defeat to Widnes in the 1983–84 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 5 May 1984, and in Halifax's 19-18 victory over St. Helens in the 1986–87 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 2 May 1987.
Juliff was the second player ever (and only Welshman) to represent 3 different teams in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. After breaking an arm playing for Wales in 1984, Brian returned to play in the Semi Final of the Challenge Cup for Wigan v Hull Kingston Rovers, scoring a crucial try from the right wing.
Player's No.6 Trophy final appearances
Brian Juliff played as a substitute (replacing Henderson Gill on 61-minutes) and scored a try on 75-minutes in Wigan's 15-4 victory over Leeds in the 1982–83 John Player Trophy final at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1972.
Brian Juliff was signed by Wigan from Wakefield Trinity for £25,000 in 1982 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £108,900 in 2012).
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- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
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- Profile at blackandambers.co.uk
- Newport RFC : 1976/7 Season Summary at blackandambers.co.uk
- 'Hall of Fame' profile at Ponty.net