Alan Buckley (rugby league)

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Alan Buckley
Personal information
Full name Alan Buckley
Born 23 October 1941
Ardwick, England
Died 12 March 2008 (aged 66)
Walkden, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1960–60 Broughton Park F.C.
Rugby league
Position Left-Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–74 Swinton 192
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968 England 1 0 0 0 0
1963–66 Great Britain 7 1 0 0 3

Alan Buckley (23 October 1941[1] – 12 March 2008 (aged 66)[2]) born in Ardwick, Manchester, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, playing club level rugby union for Broughton Park F.C., and playing representative level rugby league for Great Britain, and England and at club level for Swinton, as a Left-Centre, i.e. number 4. Buckley joined "the Lions" from Broughton Park F.C. near the end of the 1950s and was virtually an overnight sensation at Station Road tearing through opposing defences with his blistering pace and determined running,[citation needed] he died in Walkden, near Manchester.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Alan Buckley won a cap for England while at Swinton in 1968 against Wales (sub),[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Swinton in 1963 against Australia, in 1964 against France, in 1965 against New Zealand, and in 1966 against France, Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand.[4] Alan was one of the 4 Swinton players on the 1966 tour of Australasia along with Ken Gowers, John Stopford and Dave Robinson.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Alan Buckley played Centre, i.e. number 4, in Swinton's 9-15 defeat by St. Helens in the 1960 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 October 1960, played Centre, i.e. number 4, in the 4-7 defeat by St. Helens in the 1962 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 27 October 1962, played Centre, i.e. number 4, in the 4-12 defeat by St. Helens in the 1964 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 October 1964, played Centre, i.e. number 4, in the 11-2 victory over Leigh in the 1969 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 November 1969, and played Centre, i.e. number 4, in the 11-25 defeat by Salford in the 1972 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 21 October 1972.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Alan Buckley played Centre, i.e. number 4, in Swinton's 2-7 defeat by Castleford in the 1966 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1966–67 season at Wheldon Road, Castleford on Tuesday 20 December 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alan Buckley: Swinton rugby league centre". The Independent. London. 18 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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