Sam Barlow (rugby league)

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Sam Barlow
Personal information
Born (1988-03-07) 7 March 1988 (age 26)
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–2010 Sheffield
2011–2013 Halifax
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–2013 Scotland 9 1 0 0 4
As of 27 October 2013
Source: RLP

Sam Barlow (born 7 March 1988) is a rugby league player for Halifax RLFC in the European Championship.

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.[1] 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.[2] The clubs later agreed an out-of-court settlement.[3]

Barlow is a Scotland international, having made his debut in 2010. He was named in their squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.


  1. ^ "Giants swoop for academy starlet". Love Rugby League. 1 March 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield Eagles consider legal action over Sam Barlow". BBC Sport. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Eagles win cash and apology". The Star. Johnston Press. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.