Christopher Burton

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Christopher Burton
Personal information
Full name Christopher Burton
Born (1956-10-05) 5 October 1956 (age 62)
Playing information
Position Second-row

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1974–≥76 Leeds
Huddersfield
≤1982–89 Hull Kingston Rovers 56+25 11 0 0 33
1989–94 Featherstone Rovers 130 5 0 0 20
Total 211 16 0 0 53
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982–87 Great Britain 9 0 0 0 0
Yorkshire
Source: [1]

Christopher Burton (born 5 October 1956), also known by the nickname of "Chris", is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Leeds, Huddersfield, Hull Kingston Rovers, and Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 661), as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Chris Burton won caps for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1982 against Australia, in 1984 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1985 against New Zealand (sub), in 1986 against Australia, in 1987 against France.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Chris Burton played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and scored a try in Hull Kingston Rovers' 9-18 defeat by Widnes in the 1981 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 92,496.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Chris Burton played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leeds' 15-6 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1976 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1976, in front of a crowd of 7,645, played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12-29 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1984 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 27 October 1984, in front of a crowd of 25,237, and played left-second-row in the 22-18 victory over Castleford in the 1985 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 27 October 1985, in front of a crowd of 12,686.

John Player/John Player Special Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Chris Burton played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Scrum-half/Halfback Paul Harkin) in Hull Kingston Rovers' 4-12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982, in front of a crowd of 25,245, played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 12-0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1984–85 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 26 January 1985, in front of a crowd of 25,326, and played left-second-row in the 8-11 defeat by Wigan in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986, in front of a crowd of 17,573.[2]

Club career[edit]

Chris Burton was transferred from Hull Kingston Rovers to Featherstone Rovers in exchange for Paul Lyman plus a fee to Featherstone Rovers, he made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Sunday 15 January 1989.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952

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