Garreth Carvell

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Garreth Carvell
Garreth Carvell.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 38)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight17 st 13 lb (114 kg) [1]
PositionProp, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–00 Leeds Rhinos 3 0 0 0 0
1999(loan) Gateshead Thunder 8 1 0 0 4
2001–08 Hull FC 164 24 0 0 96
2009–13 Warrington Wolves 134 19 0 0 76
2014 Hull FC 7 0 0 0 0
2014 Castleford Tigers 6 1 0 0 4
2015 Featherstone Rovers 5 0 0 0 0
Total 327 45 0 0 180
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 Wales 6 0 0 0 0
2006 Great Britain 6 0 0 0 0
2010–11 England 9 0 0 0 0
Source: [2][3][4][5]

Garreth Carvell (born (1980-04-21)21 April 1980) is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Wales, he played his entire professional club career in England, for Stanningley ARLFC (in Leeds), in the European Super League for the Warrington Wolves (Heritage № 1084), the Leeds Rhinos (Heritage № 1299), Gateshead Thunder (loan), Hull FC, and the Castleford Tigers, and in the Championship for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 1025), as a prop or second-row.[2][3][4][5][6]

Background[edit]

Carvell was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Playing career[edit]

Carvell made his Super League début for Leeds as a 16-year-old against Sheffield Eagles on Friday 22 August 1997. After a successful loan spell at the newly formed Gateshead Thunder in 1999, he signed for Hull FC in 2000 where he developed into one of the top props in the country, helping Hull FC to win the 2005 Challenge Cup Final. Hull FC reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against St. Helens, and Carvell played as a prop in his side's 4-26 loss.[7]

In 2000, Carvell made his international début when he represented Wales in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. Garreth represented Great Britain in 2006 in the 2006 Tri-Nations competition held in Australia. He also helped Hull FC reach the 2008 Challenge Cup Final. After signing a deal that would keep Carvell at Hull FC for the next 3-years he made a controversial U-turn and made the move to Warrington Wolves after a fee was paid.

Carvell played for Warrington Wolves in the 2009 challenge cup final victory over Huddersfield Giants, 2010 Challenge Cup Final victory over Leeds Rhinos.[8] and the 2012 challenge cup final victory again over Leeds Rhinos. He also featured in the 2012 and 2013 Grand final defeats.

Garreth Carvell won caps for Wales while at Leeds 2000(…2007?) 1(3?)-caps + 2-caps (interchange/substitute), and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull FC in 2006 against New Zealand (2 matches).

He was named in the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[9]

He was also named in England's 24-man 2011 Four Nations squad. He appeared off the bench against New Zealand at the KC Stadium, Hull, and in the final against Australia at Elland Road, Leeds.

In September 2014, Garreth was again called up to play for Wales in the 2014 European Cup. This was the first time that Garreth played for Wales in 14 years.[10] But, unfortunately, he had to withdraw before the tournament due to an injury but he didn't completely leave the side as he took up an assistant coaching role.[11]

Midway through the 2013 season the Bradford Bulls announced that they had signed Carvell for the 2014 and 2015 seasons by signing him on a 2 Year Deal. Carvell featured in the pre-season game against Hull FC. However, in the week leading up to the first Super League game the Bulls went into administration and Carvell made the switch to former club Hull FC on a 1-year deal. He then moved to the Castleford Tigers before finishing his career with a brief spell at Featherstone Rovers in the Championship making his début for Featherstone Rovers on Sunday 26 April 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our England Our Team England Rugby League - The Official Website". web page. The Rugby Football League Limited. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Profile at leedsrugby.dnsupdate.co.uk". leedsrugby.dnsupdate.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 17 November 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Biography at therhinos.co.uk". therhinos.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  7. ^ "St Helens 26-4 Hull FC". BBC News. 14 October 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Myler gets England call". England Rugby League. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Castleford Tigers prop Garreth Carvell handed first Wales call up in 14 years". skysports.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Garreth Carvell withdraws from Wales squad for European Cup". skysports.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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