Chris Morley

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Christopher Morley
Personal information
Full name Christopher Morley
Nickname Chris
Born (1973-09-22) 22 September 1973 (age 43)
Salford, Lancashire
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–97 St. Helens 78 8 0 0 32
Feb 1998–Jul 98 Warrington 2+10 0 0 0 0
≤1999–99 Salford
2000 Sheffield Eagles
2000 Leigh
2001 Oldham
2003 Halifax
≤2006–≥06 Swinton
Total 90 8 0 0 32
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996–06 Wales 13 2 0 0 8
As of 12 May 2012
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Christopher "Chris" Morley (born (1973-09-22) 22 September 1973 (age 43) in Salford, Lancashire) is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, and 2000s, playing at representative level for Wales, and at club level for St. Helens, Warrington, Salford, Sheffield Eagles, Leigh, Oldham, Halifax and Swinton, as a Prop, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Chris Morley won caps for Wales while at St. Helens in 1996 against France (sub), and England, while at Salford in 1999 against Ireland and Scotland, while at Sheffield Eagles in 2000 against South Africa (sub), while at Leigh in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup against Lebanon (sub), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea (sub) and Australia, while at Oldham in 2001 against England, while at Halifax in 2003 against Russia, and Australia, while at Swinton in 2006 against Scotland, 1996…2006 13(14?)-caps + 4-caps (sub) 1(2?)-try 4(8?)-points.[2]

It was later revealed, in Adrian Morley's autobiography "Moz" that his brother Chris did not qualify to represent Wales, where he lied to then Wales Assistant coach Mike Gregory that his grandmother was born in a village just outside Swansea when in fact she was born in St. Helens and therefore had no Welsh qualification.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Chris Morley was an Interchange/Substitute in St. Helens's 32-22 victory over Bradford in the 1997 Challenge Cup Final during Super League II at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1997.

Genealogical information[edit]

Chris Morley is the older brother of the rugby league footballer Adrian Morley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Williams, Peter Lush, David Farrar (November 2009). "The British Rugby League Records Book [Page-108…114]". London League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.nrl.com/morley-lied-to-play-for-wales/tabid/11149/newsid/70377/default.aspx

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