Colin Clarke (rugby league)

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Colin Clarke
Personal information
Born Wigan, England
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1962–76 Wigan 417 74 0 0 222
1976–77 Salford 12
1977–78 Wigan 19 1 0 0 3
1979 Leigh 3
Total 451 75 0 0 225
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–73 Great Britain 7 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1980–82 Leigh
1984–86 Wigan
Total 0 0 0 0

Colin Clarke is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, and coach of the 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wigan, Salford and Leigh,[1] as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums, and at club level has coached for Wigan. Clarke was part of Wigan's 1965 Challenge Cup final win over Hunslet at Wembley, Wigan won 20-16. Clarke also won the Lancashire Cup three times with his hometown club.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Colin Clarke won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1965 against New Zealand, in 1966 against France, and New Zealand, in 1967 against France, and in 1973 against Australia (3 matches).[2]

Testimonial match[edit]

Colin Clarke's Testimonial match at Wigan took place in 1973.

Genealogical Information[edit]

Colin Clarke is the father of the Great Britain, Wigan, and Sydney City Roosters rugby league footballer, Phil Clarke


  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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