Frank Barton (rugby league)

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Frank Barton
Personal information
Full name Frank Barton
Playing information
Position Prop, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1941–53 Wigan 279 35 0 0 105
1953–57 Barrow 146
Total 425 35 0 0 105
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949 Lancashire 2
1951–52 England 2 0 0 0 0
1951 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
1952 British Empire XIII 1 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Frank Barton was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and British Empire XIII, and at club level for Wigan, and Barrow, as a Prop, or Hooker, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 9, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Frank Barton won caps for England while at Wigan in 1951 against Other Nationalities, in 1952 against Other Nationalities, won a cap for British Empire XIII while at Wigan in 1952 against New Zealand,[1] and won a cap for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1951 against New Zealand.[2]

Frank Barton also represented Great Britain while at Wigan between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[3]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Frank Barton played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Barrow's 21-12 victory over Workington Town in the 1955 Challenge Cup final during the 1954–55 season at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 30 April 1955.

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Frank Barton played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wigan's 3-7 defeat by Widnes in the 1945 Lancashire Cup final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945, played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in the 14-8 victory over Warrington in the 1948 Lancashire Cup final during the 1948–49 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 13 November 1948,[4] played Right-Second-row in the 20-7 victory over Leigh in the 1949 Lancashire Cup final during the 1949–50 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 29 October 1949,[5] played Right-Prop in the 28-5 victory over Warrington in the 1950 Lancashire Cup final during the 1950–51 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 4 November 1950,[6] played Right-Prop in the 14-6 victory over Leigh in the 1951 Lancashire Cup final during the 1951–52 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 27 October 1951,[7] and played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Barrow's 12-2 victory over Oldham in the 1954 Lancashire Cup final during the 1954–55 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 23 October 1954.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  4. ^ "1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "1949-1950 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "1950-1951 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "1951-1952 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Barrow make two finals in one year". nwemail.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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