Don Gullick

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Donald Gullick
Personal information
Full name Donald Gullick
Nickname Don
Born 22 November 1924
Pontypool district, Wales
Died 14 April 2000(2000-04-14) (aged 75)
Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1950–50 Pontypool RFC
Rugby league
Position Wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–55 St. Helens 140 42 126
1955–58 Leigh 45
Total 185 42 0 0 126
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–53 Wales 9
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1958–60 Leigh
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Donald "Don" Gullick (22 November 1924 — 14 April 2000) was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and rugby league coach of the 1950s and '60s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Pontypool RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for St. Helens, and Leigh, as a Wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 2 or 5, 3 or 4, 6, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coaching club level rugby league for Leigh.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gullick was born in Pontypool district[2] Following his move to the north of England, he worked as a woodwork teacher at Ashton Grammar School.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Don Gullick won 9 caps for Wales (RL) in 1950–1953 while at St. Helens.[3]

final appearances[edit]

Don Gullick played Centre, i.e. number 4 in St. Helens' 24-14 victory over Halifax in the Championship final during the 1952–53 season at Maine Road, Manchester on Saturday 9 May 1953.[4]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Don Gullick played Centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 10-15 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1952-53 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 25 April 1953.[5]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Don Gullick played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in St. Helens' 5-22 defeat by Leigh in the 1952 Lancashire Cup final during the 1952–53 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 November 1952, and played Centre, i.e. number 4 in St. Helens' 16-8 victory over Wigan in the 1953 Lancashire Cup final during the 1953–54 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 24 October 1953.[4]

Genealogical information[edit]

Don Gullick's marriage to Barbara E. Mitchem (birth registered during April–June 1929 in Newport district) was registered during October–December 1950 in Caerleon district,[6] they had children; David G. (birth registered during October–December 1951 (age 63–64) in St. Helens district), and Sian (birth registered during April–June 1955 (age 59–60) in St. Helens district)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Profile at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v St. Helens - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a
  6. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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