Terry Clawson

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Terry A. Clawson
Personal information
Born 9 April 1940
Lower Agbrigg district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 2 September 2013 (aged 73)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Featherstone Rovers
≤1965–≥66 Bradford Northern 133
1973 Hull Kingston Rovers
1973–75 Oldham 22 1 26 0 55
Wakefield Trinity 8
Total 163 1 26 0 55
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1962–74 Great Britain 14 25 0 0 50
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Terry A. Clawson (9 April 1940 — 2 September 2013 (aged 73)) born in Lower Agbrigg district, West Riding of Yorkshire, was an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s through to the 1980s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Bradford Northern, Leeds, Hull Kingston Rovers, Oldham, York, Wakefield Trinity and Hull, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums, he died in Pontefract.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Terry Clawson won caps for Great Britain while at Featherstone Rovers in 1962 against France (2 matches), while at Leeds in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France and Australia, while at Oldham in 1973 against Australia (3 matches), and in 1974 against France (2 matches), Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches).[1]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Terry Clawson played, scored three conversions, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy, in Leeds' 9-5 victory over St. Helens in the 1971–72 Rugby Football League Championship final at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 May 1972.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Terry Clawson played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in Leeds' 13-16 defeat to St. Helens in the 1971-72 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 13 May 1972.

Australian career[edit]

During the 1970s Clawson captained-coached in Australia's Newcastle Rugby League with the Souths club.[2]

Honoured at South Newcastle[edit]

Terry Clawson was named in a South Newcastle team of the century in 2010.[3]

Genealogical information[edit]

Terry Clawson is the father of the rugby league strength and conditioning coach Martin Clawson.


  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1970-1979". Newcastle Rugby League. sportingpulse.com. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Leeson, John (31 December 2011). "Souths honour greatest players". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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