Liam Finn (rugby league)

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Liam Finn
Liam Finn Ireland.JPG
Personal information
Born (1983-11-02) 2 November 1983 (age 31)
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–2003 Halifax 21 3 30 1 73
2004–2005 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 2 0 1 0 2
2005–2006 Featherstone Rovers
2006–2009 Dewsbury Rams
2010–2013 Featherstone Rovers
2014– Castleford Tigers 12 2 0 0 8
Total 35 5 31 1 83
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–2014 Ireland 21 6 26 0 76
As of 2 November 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Liam Finn (born (1983-11-02) 2 November 1983 (age 31)) is an Irish professional rugby league footballer for the Castleford Tigers which he joins from local rivals Featherstone Rovers. Liam will join the Tigers ahead of the 2014 season. An Ireland international representative Stand-off, Scrum-half, or Hooker, he has previously played for Featherstone Rovers, Halifax and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats of Super League, as well as Dewsbury Rams.

He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[1][2]

In 2010 he represented Ireland in the Alitalia European Cup. Also he followed up his 2009 Championship 1 Player of the Year award with a Championship player of the year award in 2010 for Featherstone Rovers in his first season back with the Rovers.

He was named as captain of Ireland in 2012, and was later confirmed as captain for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. [3]

He is Ireland's joint most capped player alongside Bob Beswick and is also Ireland's record point scorer.

In November 2014, Liam was called up to play for Ireland in their final European Cup game against Wales. He was a huge influence scoring a total of 18 points in their sides massive 42-14 victory. However, his performance wasn't good enough as Ireland needed to win by 41 points if they were to secure the European Cup title, a place in the 2014 Four Nations and 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cassidy included in Ireland squad". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Ireland Name World Cup 40 Man Training Squad". Rugby League Ireland. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/24388679

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