Don Close

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Donald Close
Personal information
Full name Donald Close
Nickname Don
Born circa-1937
Playing information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 14 st 12 lb (94 kg)
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1962–≥68 Huddersfield
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1967 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Donald "Don" Close is a former Coal miner, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Don Close won a cap for Great Britain while at Huddersfield in 1967 against France.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Don Close played Hooker in Huddersfield's 6-12 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1962 Challenge Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1962, in front of a crowd of 81,263.[2]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Don Close played Hooker in Huddersfield's 10-16 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1960 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 29 October 1960.

Testimonial match[edit]

Don Close's Testimonial match at Huddersfield took place in 1968.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Briggs, Cyril & Edwards, Barry (12 May 1962). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v Wakefield Trinity - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a

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