Gary Prohm

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Gary Prohm
Personal information
Full name Gary John Prohm[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Otahuhu Leopards
1982–86 Hull Kingston Rovers 147 104 0 0 399
1986–87 Eastern Suburbs 28 5 0 0 20
1988 Mount Albert Lions
Total 175 109 0 0 419
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland
1978–1986 New Zealand 23 4 0 0 12
Source: RLP

Gary Prohm is a New Zealand former rugby league player and coach who represented his country, including in matches that counted towards the 1988 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Prohm played in the Auckland Rugby League competition for Otahuhu and played for Auckland.[2] In 1978 he made his debut for the New Zealand Kiwis. He played 23 Test Matches between 1978 and 1986.

Prohm moved to England in 1982, joining the Hull Kingston Rovers. He went on to play for four seasons for the club before leaving in 1986 to join Eastern Suburbs in Australia for two years.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Prohm played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored 2-tries in Hull Kingston Rovers' 14–15 defeat by Castleford in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 3 May 1986, in front of a crowd of 82,134.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Prohm played Centre, i.e. number 4, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12–29 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1984 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull, on Saturday 27 October 1984, and played Centre, i.e. number 4, in the 22–18 victory over Castleford in the 1984 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday 27 October 1985.

John Player Special Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Prohm played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12-0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1984–85 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 26 January 1985.

Later years[edit]

In 1994 Prohm coached the new Auckland City Vulcans in the Lion Red Cup competition.[3][4]

He now runs Gary Prohm Automotive in Royal Oak.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PROHM, GARY JOHN 1978 - 83, 1985 - 86 - KIWI #542 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ League star a rugby coach Tamaki and District Times, 9 August 2006
  3. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.115
  4. ^ Brown, Michael (26 November 2006). "League: Farewell to Wiki, Jones and Vagana". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Gary Prohm Automotive Ltd Gary Prohm Automotive Ltd