Charles Renilson

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Charles W. Renilson
Personal information
Full name Charles W. Renilson
Nickname Charlie
Born Scotland
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1957–57 Jed-Forest RFC
Rugby league
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1957–69 Halifax 302 70 19 0 248
1969–71 Newtown Jets 54 6 0 0 18
1972 Eastern Suburbs 1 0 0 0 0
Total 357 76 19 0 266
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1965–≥65 Commonwealth XIII ≥1
1965–68 Great Britain 8 1 0 0 3

Charles "Charlie" W. Renilson is a Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, serving in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Jed-Forest RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and Commonwealth XIII, and at club level for Halifax, Newtown, and Eastern Suburbs, as a Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 11 or 12 or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Charlie Renilson represented Commonwealth XIII (RL) while at Halifax in 1965 against New Zealand at Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre, London on Wednesday 18 August 1965,[1] and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Halifax in 1965 against New Zealand, in 1967 against Australia (sub), in 1968 against France (2 matches), in the 1968 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France and New Zealand, and in 1968 against France.[2]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Charlie Renilson played in the 15-7 victory over St. Helens in the Rugby Football League Championship Final during the 1964–65 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 May 1965.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Charlie Renilson played Loose forward/Lock, and scored a try in Halifax's 10-0 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1963 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 2 November 1963.

Testimonial match[edit]

Charlie Renilson's Testimonial match at Halifax took place in 1968.

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Charlie Renilson is a Halifax Hall of Fame inductee.[4]


  1. ^ "…and win at Crystal Palace". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Edgar, Harry (2008). Rugby League Journal Annual 2009 [Page-55]. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9548355-4-5
  4. ^ "Halifax Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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