Brian Juliff

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Brian Juliff
Personal information
Full name Brian James Juliff
Born (1952-12-05) 5 December 1952 (age 64)
Mountain Ash, Wales
Playing information
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Rugby union
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–71 Mountain Ash RFC 32 20 0 0 80
1971–78 Pontypridd RFC 101 303
1976 Newport RFC 1 4
Total 32 122 0 0 387
Rugby league
Position Wing, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978 Widhes 1
1978–82 Wakefield Trinity 49 147
1982–85 Wigan 69 12 0 0 38
1985–88 Halifax
1988 Castleford 11 3 0 0 12
Total 81 64 0 0 197
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979–84 Wales 8 1 3

Brian "Mad Dog" Juliff ( (1952-12-05) 5 December 1952 (age 64)[1]) born in Mountain Ash, is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, and 1980s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales 'B', Wales President's XV, East Wales, Glamorgan County RFC, at invitational level for Crawshays RFC, and at club level Mountain Ash RFC, Newport RFC, and Pontypridd RFC, as a Left-Wing, or Outside-Centre, i.e. number 11, or 13, and played representative rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Widhes (as A. N. Other), Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 855), Wigan, Halifax, and Castleford, as a Wing, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 2 or 5, 11 or 12, or 13.[2] In June 2012 Juliff was appointed as the chairman of Wales Rugby League.

Playing career[edit]

Representative rugby union[edit]

Brian Juliff played representative rugby union for Wales 'B', Wales President's XV, East Wales against Argentina scoring 1-try, and against Japan scoring 3-tries, Glamorgan County RFC, and Crawshays RFC.

International honours[edit]

Brian Juliff won caps for Wales (RL) while at Wakefield in 1979 against France, and England, in 1980 against France, and England, in 1981 against France, and England, and while at Wigan in 1982 against Australia, and in 1984 against England (playing for 30 minutes with a broken arm).[3]

Championship appearances[edit]

Brian Juliff was signed by Halifax from Wigan for £6,000 in September 1985 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £24,720 in 2014),[4] he played in Halifax's victory in the Championship during the 1985–86 season, finishing one point ahead of Wigan. He played in 23-games in all competitions that season, scoring 4-tries.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Brian Juliff played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5 in Wakefield Trinity's 3-12 defeat by Widnes in the 1979 Challenge Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 5 May 1979, in front of a crowd of a crowd of 94,218,[5] played as a second-half Interchange/Substitute in Wigan's 6-19 defeat by Widnes in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1984, and played as a second-half Interchange/Substitute (replacing Stand-off/Five-eighth Chris Anderson) in Halifax's 19-18 victory over St. Helens in the 1987 Challenge Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1987.

Juliff was the second player ever (and only Welshman) to represent 3 different teams (Wakefield Trinity, Wigan, and Halifax) in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. After breaking an arm playing for Wales in 1984, Brian returned to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final for Wigan against Hull Kingston Rovers, scoring a crucial try from the Right-Wing.

John Player Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Brian Juliff played as an Interchange/Substitute (replacing Henderson Gill on 61-minutes) and scored a try on 75-minutes in Wigan's 15-4 victory over Leeds in the 1982 John Player Trophy Final during the 1982–83 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1983.[6]

Club career[edit]

Brian Juliff was signed by Wigan from Wakefield Trinity for £25,000 in 1982 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £110,200 in 2013).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Measuring Worth – Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  6. ^ "22nd January 1983: Leeds 4 Wigan 15 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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