Keith Fielding

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Keith Fielding
Personal information
Full name Keith John Fielding
Born (1949-07-08) 8 July 1949 (age 65)
Birmingham, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Loughborough Colleges
Moseley
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–72 England 10 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1973–83 Salford 319 253 133 0 1025
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 8 7 0 0 21
1974–77 Great Britain 4 3 0 0 9
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Keith John Fielding (8 July 1949) born in Birmingham, is an English dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, '70s and '80s playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and at club level for Moseley Rugby Football Club, as a Wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Salford, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Keith Fielding won caps for England (RU) while at Moseley in 1969 against Ireland, France, Scotland, and South Africa, in 1970 against Ireland, and France, in 1972 against Wales, Ireland, France, and Scotland,[1] won caps for England (RL) while at Salford in 1975 against France, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, Wales and France, in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (non-Test).[2]

He equalled the England national team's record for most tries by an individual in a match when he scored four against France at Parc Lescure, Bordeaux on Saturday 11 October 1975.

Fielding also won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Salford in 1974 against France (2 matches), and in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France, and Australia.[3]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Keith Fielding played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Salford's 9-19 defeat by Wigan in the 1973 Lancashire Cup final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973, played Right-Wing, and scored a conversion in the 2-6 defeat by Widnes in the 1974 Lancashire Cup final during the 1974–75 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974, and played Right-Wingin the 7-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Lancashire Cup final during the 1975–76 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 4 October 1975.

Superstars[edit]

Keith Fielding achieved fame by participating in the televised all-around sports competition Superstars, winning the 1977 French European Superstars Heat, the 1981 British Final and the 1981 Challenge of Champions. He also finished second in the 1977 European Final, fifth in the 1978 World Final, third in the 1981 International Final, fifth in the 1981 World Final and third in the 1982 British Final.[4]

Superstars record[edit]

Year Event Position
1977 French Heat 1st
1977 European Final 2nd
1978 World Final 5th
1981 Challenge of the Champions 1st
1981 British Final 1st
1981 International 3rd
1981 World Final 5th
1982 British Final 3rd

Outside of rugby[edit]

Keith Fielding attended King Edward VI Five Ways school in Birmingham, and was a teacher at Marple Hall School and Bramhall High School in Stockport. Fielding quit his role at the latter school in 2008 after declaring the job was too stressful.[4] Keith Fielding also taught at Alderman Newton's Grammar school in Leicester in the early 70's before turning professional.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Statistics at scrum.com". scrum.com. 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. ^ a b "Superstars roll of honour". BBC. 5 November 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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