Arthur Bunting

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Arthur Bunting
Personal information
Born July→September 1936 (age 79–80)
Hemsworth district, England
Playing information
Position Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1959–68 Hull KR 231+6 68 1 0 206
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1968–78 Hull KR
1978–85 Hull
Total 0 0 0 0

Arthur Bunting (birth registered July→September 1936 (age 79–80)[1]) birth registered in Hemsworth district, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s, and coach of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, playing at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7, and coaching at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, and Hull.

Playing career[edit]

Arthur Bunting grew up in a hot bed of rugby league in the Featherstone/Pontefract area, he played for Hull Kingston Rovers and went on to coach them.

Coaching career[edit]

In December 1978, he was offered the chance to coach Hull. Under Bunting, Hull won all the game's major trophies and repeatedly featured in finals, as well as creating a world record, when in winning the Second Division title in 1978–79 they won all of their 26 league games, an achievement never done before or since, he was coach of Hull until 1985.[2]


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Coaches and Captains". History. Hull FC. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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