Frank Collier

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Frank Collier
Personal information
Full name Frank Collier
Born April→June 1933 (age 80–81)
Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK
Playing information
Position Fullback, Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–64 Wigan 323 26 27 132
1964–66 Widnes 69 5 0 15
1966–68 Salford 37
Total 429 31 27 0 147
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1963–64 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Frank Collier (birth registered April→June 1933 (age 80–81) in Wigan[1]) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wigan, Widnes and Salford,[2] as a Fullback, Prop, Second-row, i.e. number 1, 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Frank Collier won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1963 against Australia, and while at Widnes in 1964 against France.[3]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Frank Collier played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Wigan's 27–3 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1959–60 Rugby Football League Championship final at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 May 1960.[4]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Frank Collier played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Wigan's 13-9 victory over Workington Town in the 1957-58 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 10 May 1958,[5] the 10-25 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1962-63 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May 1963, and played in, and won the Lance Todd Trophy, in Widnes' 13-5 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1963-64 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 May 1964.

Rugby League County League appearances[edit]

Frank Collier played in Wigan's 1958–59, and 1961–62 Lancashire League victories.[6]

Genealogical information[edit]

Frank Collier is the younger brother of the rugby league Fullback, and Second-row of the 1950s for Wigan, William "Bill" E. Collier (birth registered January→March 1929 in Wigan), and older brother of Evelyn M. Collier (birth registered January→March 1937 in Wigan). He had two sons (Andrew and Trevor) and one daughter (Alison).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1959-1960 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1957-1958 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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