John Lawrenson

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John Lawrenson
Personal information
Born 29 March 1921
Died 28 March 2010 (aged 88)
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1938–49 Wigan 219 187 128 817
1949–53 Workington Town 145 110 73 476
Total 364 297 201 0 1293
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939–50 England 9 0 0 0 0
1948–49 Great Britain 3 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1961 Wigan
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

John "Johnnie"/"Johnny" Lawrenson (29 March 1921 — 28 March 2010 (aged 88)[1]) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, and coach of the 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Wigan, and Workington Town, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5, and coaching at club level for Wigan (caretaker).

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson won caps for England while at Wigan in 1939 against Wales, in 1940 against Wales, in 1941 against Wales, in 1946 against Wales (2 matches), in 1948 against Wales, and France, in 1949 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, while at Workington in 1950,[2] and for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1948 against Australia (3 matches).[3]

Career records[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson holds Workington Town's "Tries in a Season" record, with 49-tries scored in the 1951–52 season.[4]

Honoured at Wigan[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson was a life member at Wigan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny Lawrenson 1921 — 2010". getnoticedonline.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Workington Town → Player records". sandylonning.u-net.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Club Personnel - Life Members". wiganwarriors.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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