Ian Potter (rugby league)

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Ian Potter
Personal information
Born (1958-08-06) 6 August 1958 (age 56)
St. Helens, England
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
197?–8? Warrington
198?–84 Leigh
1984–89 Wigan 181+9 12 48
1989–?? Leigh
Total 190 12 0 0 48
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981 England 2 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Great Britain 8 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Ian Potter ( (1958-08-06) 6 August 1958 (age 56)) born in St. Helens, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s who played representative level for Great Britain, and England and at club level for Warrington, Leigh (twice), and Wigan as a Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Potter won caps for England while at Warrington in 1981 against France, and Wales,[1] played Second-row in Great Britain's 7-8 defeat by France in the friendly at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, Venice on Saturday 31 July 1982, and won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1985 against New Zealand (3 matches), and in 1986 against France (2 matches), Australia (2 matches), and Australia (sub).[2]

Premiership final appearances[edit]

Potter played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wigan's 8-0 victory over Warrington in the Premiership final during the 1986–87 season at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 17 May 1987.[3]

Championship appearances[edit]

Potter played in Wigan's victory in the Championship during the 1986–87 season.[4]

World Club Challenge appearances[edit]

Potter played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wigan's 8-2 victory over Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 1987 World Club Challenge at Central Park, Wigan on Wednesday 7 October 1987.[5]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Potter played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 28-24 victory over Hull in the 1985 Challenge Cup final during the 1984–85 season at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 4 May 1985,[6] played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 32-12 victory over Halifax in the 1988 Challenge Cup final during the 1987–88 season at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 30 April 1988,[7] and played Left-Second-row in the 27-0 victory over St. Helens and in the 1989 Challenge Cup final during the 1988–89 season at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 April 1989.[8]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Potter played as an Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 15, (replacing Second-row Bob Eccles) in Warrington's 26-10 victory over Wigan in the 1980 Lancashire Cup final during the 1980–81 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Saturday 4 October 1980, played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 18-26 defeat by St. Helens in the 1984 Lancashire Cup final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 28 October 1984, played Loose forward/Lock in the 34-8 victory over Warrington in the 1985 Lancashire Cup final during the 1985–86 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985,[9] played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 15-8 victory over Oldham in the 1986 Lancashire Cup final during the 1986–87 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 19 October 1986,[10] and played Left-Second-row in the 28-16 victory over Warrington in the 1987 Lancashire Cup final during the 1987–88 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 11 October 1987.[11]

John Player Special Trophy final appearances[edit]

Potter played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 18-4 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the John Player Special Trophy final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986,[12] played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 18-4 victory over Warrington in the John Player Special Trophy final during the 1986–87 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987,[13] and played Left-Second-row in the 12-6 victory over Widnes in the John Player Special Trophy final during the 1988–89 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 7 January 1989.[14]

Notable tour matches[edit]

Potter played Loose forward/Lock in Warrington's 15-12 victory over Australia at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Wednesday 11 October 1978,[15] and played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 14-8 victory over New Zealand during the 1985 New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain and France at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 6 October 1985.[16]

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. ^ "1987 Premiership Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1987 World Club Challenge". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1984–1985 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1987–1988 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "1988–1989 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "1985–1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "1986–1987 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "1986–1987 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "1988–1989 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Warrington :: 15 - Australia :: 12 - date: 11th October 1978". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "1985 Tour Match: Wigan 14 New Zealand 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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