George Curran

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George Curran
Personal information
Full name George Curran
Playing information
Position Prop, hooker, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1940–50 Salford 175 12 1 38
≤1944–≥44 Dewsbury (guest)
1950–Dec 51 Wigan
Dec 1951–≥53 Huddersfield
≤1956–≥56 Liverpool City
Total 175 12 1 0 38
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1946–49 England 12 0 0 0 0
1946–49 Great Britain 6 3 0 0 9
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

George Curran was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Salford, Dewsbury (guest), Wigan, Huddersfield, and Liverpool City, as a Prop, hooker, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, 9, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

George Curran won caps for England while at Salford in 1946 against Wales (2 matches), and France, in 1947 against Wales (2 matches), and France, in 1948 against France (2 matches), and Wales, in 1949 against Wales, and France (2 matches),[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Salford in 1946 against Australia, and New Zealand, in 1947 against New Zealand, and in 1948-49 against Australia (3 matches).[2]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

George Curran played hooker in Dewsbury's 14–25 aggregate defeat to Wigan in the 1943–44 Rugby Football League Championship final; the 9-13 first-leg defeat at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 13 May 1944, and the 5-12 second-leg defeat at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 20 May 1944.[3]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

George Curran played hooker in Wigan's 10-0 victory over Barrow in the 1950–51 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 5 May 1951,[4] and in Huddersfield's 15-10 victory over St. Helens in the 1952-53 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25 April 1953.[5]

Rugby League County League appearances[edit]

George Curran played in Wigan's 1951–52 Lancashire League victory.[6]

Contemporaneous Article Extract[edit]

"Toured Australia and New Zealand in 1946 as a Salford player, but returned to join Wigan. Went to Fartown in December, 1951, and has played a large part in the success of the pack."[7]

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. ^ "1943-1944 War Emergency League Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1950-1951 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v St. Helens - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a
  6. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v St. Helens - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a

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