Laurie Gilfedder

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Lawrence Gilfedder
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Gilfedder
Nickname Laurie. Gilly
Born April→June 1935 (age 78–79)
Warrington district, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Weight 15 st 0 lb (95.3 kg; 210.0 lb)
Position Centre, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–63 Warrington 283 96 426 1140
1963–67 Wigan 145 17 388 827
1967–≥67 Leigh
Total 428 113 814 0 1967
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1951–≤63 Lancashire 9
1962–63 Great Britain 5 0 1 0 2
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Lawrence "Laurie" 'Gilly' Gilfedder (birth registered April→June 1935 (age 78–79) in Warrington district, Lancashire[1]) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for Warrington, Wigan, and Leigh, as a Centre, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1962 against Australia, New Zealand (2 matches), and France, and in 1963 against France.[2]

Only five players have played test matches for Great Britain as both a back and a forward, they are; Colin Dixon, Frank Gallagher, Laurie Gilfedder, Billy Jarman, and Harry Street.[3]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder played Loose forward/Lock scored a try and three goals, including a penalty from the halfway line after one-minute ten-seconds, in Wigan's 20-16 victory over Hunslet in the 1964-65 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on 8 May 1965.[4]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder played right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, scored a try and two goals in Wigan's 16-13 victory over Oldham in the 1966-67 Lancashie Cup final at Station Road, Swinton, on 29 October 1966.[5]

Club career[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder made his début for Warrington on 1 December 1951 aged 16 years and 199 days, during his time at Warrington they won the 1953-54, and 1954-55 Rugby Football League Championship, the 1953-54 Challenge Cup (in which he did not play), the 1953-54, 1954-55, and 1955-56 Lancashire League, and the 1959-60 Lancashire Cup, he was transferred to Wigan in August 1963 for a club record fee of £9,500 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £329,000 in 2009),[6] following the rule change to allow of substitutions, along with Chris Hesketh he jointly became Wigan's first substitute on 14 November 1964.

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder is a Warrington Hall of Fame inductee.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Video 1965 Challenge Cup Final - Laurie Gilfedder Penalty Goal". youtube.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Final at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". Wire2Wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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