Brian Gabbitas

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Brian L. Gabbitas
Personal information
Full name Brian L. Gabbitas
Born April→June 1935 (age 81–82)
Leeds district, England
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1959–≥65 Hunslet
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958 English League XIII 2 0 0 0 0
1959 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Brian L. Gabbitas (birth registered April→June 1935 (age 81–82)[1]) birth registered in Leeds district, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s playing at representative level for Great Britain and English League XIII, and at club level for Hunslet, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Brian Gabbitas won a cap for Great Britain while at Hunslet in 1959 against France.[2]

Brian Gabbitas played Stand-off/Five-eighth for English League XIII while at Hunslet in the 8-26 defeat by France on Saturday 22 November 1958 at Knowsley Road, St. Helens.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Brian Gabbitas played Stand-off in Hunslet's 16-20 defeat by Wigan in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016.[3]

Wigan's Ray Ashby, and Hunslet's Brian Gabbitas, jointly won the Lance Todd Trophy for man of the match in the 1965 Challenge Cup final,[4] it was the first time two players polled the same number of votes.[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Brian Gabbitas played Stand-off in Hunslet's 12-2 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Headingley, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1964-1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lance Todd Trophy winners". BBC Sport. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Ledger, John (31 December 2011). "What a shoddy way to treat Challenge Cup final heroes". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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