Karl Fairbank

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Karl Fairbank
Personal information
Born (1963-06-01) 1 June 1963 (age 51)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1986–96 Bradford Northern
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–94 Great Britain 15 2 0 0 8
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Karl 'Konkreet' Fairbank (born (1963-06-01) 1 June 1963 (age 51)) is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Bradford Northern, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, and coaching at club level for Halifax Under-21s, and Elland ARLFC [1] open-age.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Karl Fairbank won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford Northern in the 1985 - 1988 Rugby League World Cup in 1987 against Papua New Guinea (sub), in 1990 against France, Papua New Guinea, and Australia (sub), in 1991 against France, in the 1989–1992 Rugby League World Cup in 1991 against Papua New Guinea (sub), in 1992 against France, in the 1989–1992 Rugby League World Cup in 1992 against France, in 1992 against Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand (sub), in 1993 against France (sub), and New Zealand (3 matches), and in 1994 against France.[1] He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Karl Fairbank played for Bradford from the interchange bench in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final loss to St Helens.[2]

Honoured at Bradford Bulls[edit]

Fairbank was included in Bradford's, 'Millennium Masters', 'Bull Masters', and in August 2007 he was named in the 'Team Of The Century', one of only six players have been included in all three lists.

Genealogical information[edit]

Karl Fairbank is son of Leeds' Jack Fairbank, and brother to Leeds, Oldham, and Swinton's John Fairbank [2], Halifax's Dick Fairbank [3], and Oldham and Keighley's Mark Fairbank [4], and the uncle to Mark's son Huddersfield Giants' Forward, Jacob Fairbank [5].


  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "steveprescottfoundation.co.uk". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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