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 is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s who played at representative level for Great Britain, and England and at club level for Warrington, Leigh (twice), and Wigan as a second-row or loose forward.

Playing career[edit]

Potter played at loose forward in Warrington's 15-12 victory over Australia at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Wednesday 11 October 1978.[1] Potter won caps for England while at Warrington in 1981 against France, and Wales.[2] Potter played second-row forward in Great Britain's 7-8 defeat by France in the friendly at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, Venice on Saturday 31 July 1982.

Potter played at loose forward in Wigan's 28-24 victory over Hull in the 1984–85 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 4 May 1985.[3] During the 1985 New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain and France Potter played in Wigan's 14-8 victory over New Zealand in the match at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 6 October 1985.[4] Potter 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).[5] Potter played at loose forward in Wigan's 34-8 victory over Warrington in the 1985–86 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985.[6] Potter played at loose forward in the 18-4 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy final at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986.[7] Potter played at second-row forward in Wigan's 15-8 victory over Oldham in the 1986–87 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 19 October 1986.[8] He played at second-row forward in the 18-4 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 John Player Special Trophy final at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987.[9] Potter played at second-row forward in Wigan's 8-0 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 Rugby League Premiership final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 17 May 1987.[10] Potter played in Wigan's victory in the 1986–87 Rugby Football League Championship.[11]

Potter played at second-row forward 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.[12] Potter played in the 28-16 victory over Warrington in the 1987–88 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 11 October 1987.[13] Potter played at second-row forward in the 32-12 victory over Halifax in the 1987–88 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 30 April 1988.[14] He played in the 12-6 victory over Widnes in the 1988–89 John Player Special Trophy final at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 7 January 1989.[15] Potter played in the 27-0 victory over St. Helens and in the 1988–89 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 April 1989.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrington :: 15 - Australia :: 12 - date: 11th October 1978". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1984–1985 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1985 Tour Match: Wigan 14 New Zealand 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1985–1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "1986–1987 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "1986–1987 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "1987 Premiership Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "1987 World Club Challenge". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "1987–1988 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "1988–1989 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "1988–1989 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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