Paul Newlove

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Paul Newlove
Personal information
Born (1971-08-10) 10 August 1971 (age 42)
Pontefract, England
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–93 Featherstone
1993–95 Bradford
1995–03 St. Helens 208 134 536
2003–04 Castleford 4 1 4
Total 212 135 0 0 540
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–98 Great Britain 20 20
1992–01 England
Yorkshire

Paul Newlove (born 10 August 1971 in Pontefract, in the West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English former rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. A Great Britain and England international representative, he competed in the Super League competition, featuring as a Centre. He played for the St. Helens during a successful eight-year period with the club. Newlove was a Great Britain international. Newlove also represented England at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.

Background[edit]

Son of John Newlove, who played in three Challenge Cup finals at Wembley, two for Featherstone Rovers (in 1972–73 and 1973–74, and one for Hull (in 1979–80).

Playing career[edit]

1980s[edit]

Paul Newlove began his career at Featherstone in 1988 before moving on to play for Bradford Northern five years later. He won caps for Great Britain while at Featherstone Rovers in 1989 against New Zealand (sub), and New Zealand (2 matches),

1990s[edit]

Newlove represented Great Britain in 1991 and in 1992 against Papua New Guinea (sub); he was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand playing three matches against Australia and one against New Zealand; in 1993 against France. Newlove also won caps for England while at Featherstone Rovers in 1992 against Wales. Newlove played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored two tries in Featherstone Rovers' 20-16 victory over Workington Town in the 1992–93 Division Two Premiership final at Old Trafford, Manchester on 19 May 1993.[1] Newlove scored a total of 48 tries during the season - a club record.[2]

Bradford Northern paid £245,000[3] for Paul Newlove when he moved from Featherstone Rovers in 1993 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £442,000 in 2009).[4] The transfer of Paul Newlove to St. Helens from the Bradford Bulls is still one of the most expensive rugby league transfers. He played for Great Britain while at Bradford Northern in 1993 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1994 against France, Australia, and Australia (sub), while at St. Helens in 1997 against Australia (SL) (3 matches), and in 1998 against New Zealand.[5] He played for England while at Bradford Northern in 1995 against Wales, Australia (2 matches), Fiji, and Wales.[6]

Newlove was selected to play for England in the 1995 World Cup final at centre, scoring a try in the loss against Australia.

St Helens RLFC on 29 November 1995 paid Bradford Northern £250,000 cash (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £422,000 in 2009),[4] and also sent Sonny Nickle, Bernard Dwyer and Paul Loughlin to Odsal. He played for England while at St. Helens in 1996 against France. Newlove played for St Helens at centre in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls.[7] At the end of Super League's first season, Newlove was the season's top try scorer and was named at centre in the 1996 Super League Dream Team. In the 1997 post season, Newlove was selected to play for Great Britain at centre in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia. Newlove played for St Helens RLFC at centre in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls.

2000s[edit]

Having won the 1999 Championship St Helens RLFC contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Newlove playing at centre in the loss. Newlove was not selected for England at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. As Super League V champions, St Helens RLFC played against 2000 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos in the 2001 World Club Challenge. Newlove played at centre in Saints' victory. He also represented Yorkshire in the Origin Series. Newlove had spent nine seasons at St. Helens, lifting many trophies throughout a successful Knowsley Road career. Newlove played for St Helens RFC at centre in their 2002 Super League Grand Final victory against the Bradford Bulls.

Post playing[edit]

Newlove now works at Cathedral High School: College of Performing Arts in Wakefield, and has done so since 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rovers Dig Deep To Lift The 1993 RL Premiership". Great Players - Great Games. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Records". Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Offiah hails arrival of Fielden". bbc.co.uk. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "steveprescottfoundation.co.uk". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Martin Offiah
Rugby League Transfer Record
Bradford Bulls to St Helens

1995-2006
Succeeded by
Stuart Fielden