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 is 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 1954–55 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 30 April 1955.

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

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