Garreth Carvell

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Garreth Carvell
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Personal information
Born (1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 37)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 17 st 13 lb (114 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–00 Leeds Rhinos 3 0 0 0 0
1999 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
As of 6 June 2015

Garreth Carvell is a retired English professional rugby league footballer. A Great Britain international representative forward, he played his entire professional club career in England, featuring in Super League for Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos, Gateshead Thunder, Hull F.C. and Castleford Tigers.

Playing career[edit]

Carvelll made his Super League debut for Leeds as a 16-year-old. After a successful loan spell at the newly formed Gateshead Thunder in 1999, he signed for Hull F.C. in 2000 where he developed into one of the top props in the country, helping Hull to win the 2005 Challenge Cup. Hull reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against St. Helens and Carvell played as a prop forward in his side's 4-26 loss.[2]

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 Tri Nations competition held in Australia. He also helped Hull reach the 2008 Challenge Cup Final. After signing a deal that would keep Carvell at the KC Stadium for the next three years he made a controversial U-turn and made the move to Warrington after a fee was paid.

Carvell played for Warrington in the 2010 Challenge Cup Final victory over Leeds.[3]

Garreth Carvell won caps for Wales while at Leeds 2000(…2007?) 1(3?)-caps + 2-caps (sub), and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull in 2006 against New Zealand (2 matches).[4]

He was named in the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

He was also named in England's 24 man 2011 4 Nations squad. He appeared off the bench against New Zealand at the KC Stadium and in the final against Australia at Elland Road, Leeds.

In September 2014, Garreth was called up to play for Wales in the 2014 European Cup. This was the first time that Garreth played for Wales in 14 years.[6] 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.[7]

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 F.C.. However, in the week leading up to the first Super League game, Carvell made the switch to former club Hull F.C. on a 1 Year Deal. He then moved to Castleford Tigers before finishing his career with a brief spell at Featherstone Rovers in the Championship.

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. ^ "St Helens 26-4 Hull FC". BBC News. 14 October 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Myler gets England call". England Rugby League. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12196/9484920/castleford-prop-garreth-carvell-handed-first-wales-call-up-in-14-years
  7. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12040/9507938/garreth-carvell-withdraws-from-wales-squad-for-european-cup

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