Barry Philbin is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Swinton (with his brother Mick, a winger) and Warrington, as a Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums. He subsequently broke his leg, which he puts down to playing in jersey number unlucky 13.
Barry Philbin won a cap for England while at Warrington in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France.
Championship final appearances
Barry Philbin played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Warrington's 13-12 victory over St. Helens in the Championship final (a one-off precursor Premiership) during the 1973–74 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 18 May 1974.
Challenge Cup final appearances
Barry Philbin played Loose forward/Lock in Warrington's 7-14 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Challenge Cup final during the 1974–75 season at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 10 May 1975.
Outside of rugby league
Married to Julie with two daughters Anna and Gemma.