Colin Greenwood (rugby)

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Colin Greenwood
Colin Greenwood - Bears - 1968.jpg
Scanlens trading card featuring Colin Greenwood
Personal information
Full name Colin Marius Greenwood
Nickname Col
Born 25 January 1936
Cape Town, South Africa
Died 3 October 1998 (aged 62)
George, Western Cape, South Africa
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Noordelikes (Northerns)
Western Province
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961 South Africa 1 2 0 0 6
Rugby league
Position Wing, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Lock/Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–64 Wakefield Trinity 75 32
1964–68 North Sydney
1969 Canterbury
Total 75 32 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–62 Rugby League XIII 1 0 0 0 0
1963 South Africa 2 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1968 North Sydney 22 4 8 0 18

Colin "Col" Marius Greenwood (25 January 1936 — 3 October 1998 (aged 62)) born in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, was a South African dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and coach of the 1960s playing representative level rugby union (RU) for South Africa, at provincial level for Western Province, and at club level for Noordelikes (Northerns), as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for South Africa, and Rugby League XIII and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, North Sydney Bears, and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, as a Wing, Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Lock/Loose forward, i.e. number 2 or 5, 6, or 13 and coaching club level rugby league (RL) for North Sydney Bears, he died in George, Western Cape, South Africa.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Col Greenwood won a cap for South Africa (RU) while at Noordelikes (Northerns) against Ireland at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Saturday 13 May 1961, and won caps for South Africa (RL) while at Wakefield Trinity in 1963 against Australia (2 matches).

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Col Greenwood played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Wakefield Trinity's 25–10 victory over Wigan in the 1962–63 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May 1963.[1]


  1. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9

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