Matt Calland

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Matt Calland
Personal information
Full name Matthew Hugh Calland[1]
Born (1971-08-20) 20 August 1971 (age 43)
Widnes, England
Playing information
Height 183cm
Weight 98kg
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–93 Rochdale Hornets
1993–95 Featherstone Rovers
1995–98 Bradford Bulls
1999 Hull 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Rochdale Hornets
2003 Huddersfield Giants 3 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 England 1 0 0 0 0

Matt Calland ( (1971-08-20) 20 August 1971 (age 43)) born in Widnes, is a rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, and coach of the 2000s and '10s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for, Rochdale Hornets (twice), Featherstone Rovers, Bradford Bulls, Hull, and Huddersfield Giants, and coaching at club level for Halifax.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Matt Calland won a cap for England while at Bradford Bulls' in 1996 against France (sub).[2]

Challange Cup final appearances[edit]

Matt Calland played Centre, i.e. number 3, in Bradford Bulls' 32-40 defeat to St. Helens in the 1996 Challenge Cup final during Super League I at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 26 April 1996.[3] and was an Interchange/Substitute in Bradford Bulls' 22-32 defeat to St. Helens in the 1997 Challenge Cup final during Super League II at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 3 May 1997.[4]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Matt Calland played in Rochdale Hornets 14-24 defeat by St. Helens in the 1991 Lancashire Cup final during the 1991–92 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington, on Sunday 20 October 1991.

Coaching career[edit]

Matt was named the assistant coach at Halifax in June 2006. Martin Hall moved upstairs in October to take up the post of director of football. Calland was then named the new head coach of Halifax RLFC.On 26 September 2010 against all odds he masterminded a 23 -22 comeback against red-hot favourites Featherstone Rovers they came back from 22 – 4 to win in extra time thanks to a Ben Black drop goal, it was the first trophy Halifax had won in 23 years.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/LIFESTYLE+with+MATT+CALLAND.-a061332555
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "steveprescottfoundation.co.uk". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "steveprescottfoundation.co.uk". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Calland happy with options". Halifax Evening Courier. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 

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