Alan Skene

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Alan Leslie Skene
Personal information
Full name Alan Leslie Skene
Born 2 October 1932
Cape Town, South Africa
Died 13 August 2001(2001-08-13) (aged 68)
George, Western Cape, South Africa
Playing information
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (179 cm)
Weight 11 st 4 lb (71.7 kg; 158.0 lb)
Rugby union
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1958–≤58 Western Province
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958 South Africa 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
December 1958–63 Wakefield Trinity 136 69
1963 South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 0 0 6
Total 136 71 0 0 6
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–62 Rugby League XIII 2 2 0 0 6
≤1963–≥63 South Africa ≥2
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Alan Leslie Skene (2 October 1932 – 13 August 2001 (aged 68)) born in Cape Town, was a South African dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for South Africa, and at provincial level for Western Province, as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for South Africa, and Rugby League XIII, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage #651), and South Sydney Rabbitohs, as a Centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 3 or 4, or 6, he died in George, Western Cape.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Skene won a cap for South Africa (RU) while at Western Province playing Inside Centre against France at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg on 16 August 1958, represented Rugby League XIII (RL) while at Wakefield Trinity, and won caps for South Africa (RL) while at Wakefield Trinity in 1963 against Australia (2 matches).

Championship final appearances[edit]

Alan Skene played Centre, i.e. number 3 in Wakefield Trinity's 3-27 defeat by Wigan in the Championship final during the 1959–60 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 May 1960.[1]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Alan Skene played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored two tries in Wakefield Trinity's 38-5 victory over Hull in the 1960 Challenge Cup final during the 1959–60 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 14 May 1960, and the 12-6 victory over Huddersfield in the 1962 Challenge Cup final during the 1961–62 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1962.[2]

County Cup Final Appearances[edit]

Alan Skene played Centre, i.e. number 3, in Wakefield Trinity's 16-10 victory over Huddersfield in the 1960 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1960–61 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 29 October 1960, and played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in the 19-9 victory over Leeds in the 1961 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1961–62 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 11 November 1961.[2]

Club career[edit]

Alan Skene made his début for Wakefield Trinity, alongside fellow South African Jan Lotriet, in the 19-7 victory over Castleford at Wheldon Road, Castleford on Thursday 25 December 1958.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959–1960 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  3. ^ "Here Are a Few South African Players who Played in the Red,White and Blue in this Era". thenorthstanders.webs.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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