Colin Clarke (rugby league)

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Colin Clarke
Personal information
Born Wigan, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1962–76 Wigan 417 74 0 0 222
1976–77 Salford 12
1977–78 Wigan 19 1 0 0 3
1979 Leigh 3
Total 451 75 0 0 225
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–73 Great Britain 7 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1980–82 Leigh
1984–86 Wigan
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Colin Clarke is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and 1970s, and coach of the 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wigan, Salford and Leigh,[1] as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums, and at club level has coached for Wigan.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Colin Clarke won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1965 against New Zealand, in 1966 against France, and New Zealand, in 1967 against France, and in 1973 against Australia (3 matches).[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Colin Clarke played Hooker in Wigan's 20-16 victory over Hunslet 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]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Colin Clarke played Hooker, and scored a try in Wigan's 16-13 victory over Oldham in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton, on Saturday 29 October 1966,[4] played Hooker in the 15-8 victory over Widnes in the 1971 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 August 1971,[5] and played Hooker in the 19-9 victory over Salford in the 1973 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington, on Saturday 13 October 1973.[6]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Colin Clarke played Hooker in Wigan's 7-4 victory over St. Helens in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968,[7] and played Hooker in the 6-11 defeat by Leigh in the 1969 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1969.

Testimonial match[edit]

Colin Clarke's Testimonial match at Wigan took place in 1973.

Genealogical Information[edit]

Colin Clarke is the father of the Great Britain, Wigan and Sydney City Roosters rugby league footballer, Phil Clarke.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1964-1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1971-1972 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1973-1974 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1968-1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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