Sam Barlow (rugby league)
7 March 1988 |
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb)|
|As of 27 October 2013|
Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Barlow represented England at academy level, and in 2007 he signed a two-year contract with Huddersfield Giants following a trial at the club. He left the club without ever making a first team appearance, and joined Sheffield Eagles. After he was released by Sheffield in July 2010, he signed for Halifax RLFC.
In September 2010, Sheffield threatened legal action against Barlow and Halifax due to a breach of contract. Barlow had been released by Sheffield on the condition that he did not play against the club during the rest of the season, but this agreement was broken when Barlow played (and scored a try) in Halifax's 42–16 win against Sheffield in the Championship play-off semi finals. The clubs later agreed an out-of-court settlement.
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- "Sheffield Eagles consider legal action over Sam Barlow". BBC Sport. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Eagles win cash and apology". The Star. Johnston Press. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.