John Barton (rugby league)

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1900s and '10s for Wigan, see Jack Barton.
For other people of the same name, see John Barton.
John Barton
Personal information
Full name John T. Barton[1]
Born Wigan, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1955–56 Leigh 34
1956–66 Wigan 278 24 0 72
Total 312 24 0 0 72
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–61 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

John Barton is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Leigh and Wigan, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

John Barton won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1960 against France, and in 1961 against New Zealand.[2]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

John Barton played Open side-Prop, i.e. number 8 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.[3]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

John Barton played Open side-Prop, i.e. number 8, and scored a try in Wigan's 9–13 victory over Workington Town in the 1957–58 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 10 May 1958,[4] and played Blind side-Prop, i.e. number 10 in the 30–13 victory over Hull in the 1958–59 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 May 1959,[5]

Rugby League County League appearances[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1959-1960 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1957-1958 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1958-1959 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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