Paul Atcheson

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Paul Atcheson
Personal information
Nickname Patch
Born (1973-05-17) 17 May 1973 (age 41)
St. Helens, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–93 Widnes
–95 Wigan 62 11 0 0 44
1996–97 Oldham Bears 67 29 0 0 119
1997–00 St. Helens 70 19
2000–04 Widnes Vikings
Total 199 59 0 0 163
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993 Great Britain U-21 1
1995–03 Wales 17 5 0 0 20
1997 Great Britain 3 0 0 0 0

Paul 'Patch' Atcheson (born 17 May 1973) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Widnes Vikings (twice), Wigan, Oldham Bears, and St. Helens, as a Fullback.[1]

Playing career[edit]


After the 1993–94 Rugby Football League season Atcheson travelled with defending champions Wigan to Brisbane, playing from the interchange bench in their 1994 World Club Challenge victory over Australian premiers, the Brisbane Broncos. Atcheson made one appearance for Great Britain under-21's in 1993,[2] and won caps for Wales national rugby league team while at Wigan in 1995 against England, France, and in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup against Western Samoa.


While at Oldham in 1996 he played for Wales against France, and England. In the 1997 post season, Atcheson was selected to play for Great Britain national rugby league team in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia. He also signed with St Helens.

St Helens[edit]

While at St. Helens in 1998 Atcheson played for Wales against England. Atcheson played for St Helens RLFC at fullback in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls. Having won the 1999 Championship St Helens RLFC contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Atcheson playing fullback in the loss.


Atcheson played for Wales while at Widnes in 2000 against South Africa, in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup against Cook Islands, Lebanon, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Australia, in 2001 against England, in 2002 against New Zealand, and in 2003 against Russia, and Australia.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Raymond (1997). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997. Headline Book Publishing. p. 357. ISBN 978-0-7472-7764-4. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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