Ged Dunn

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Ged Dunn
Personal information
Full name Gerald Dunn
Born Redcar, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1967–71 Redcar
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1971–≤71 Yorkshire ≥1
Rugby league
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
08/1971–≥83 Hull Kingston Rovers 277+24 160 0 0 480
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1974–77 Yorkshire 6 6
1975–77 England 8 4 0 0 12
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1982–95 Hull Kingston Rovers

Ged Dunn is an English former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and coached rugby league in the 1980s, and 1990s. He played representative level rugby union for Yorkshire, and at club level for Redcar RUFC. Dunn then played representative level rugby league for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, as a three quarter back. He then coached the Hull Kingston Rovers.

Playing career[edit]

Dunn represented Yorkshire v Ulster in 1969, and was signed by Hull Kingston Rovers from Redcar RUFC in 1971. He made debut for Hull Kingston Rovers in 1971 playing centre, but was moved to the wing to utilise his pace. Prolific try scorer gaining County Honours. Broke Hull Kingston Rovers tries in a season record in 1974 with 42. Is joint record holder for tries in one match scoring 6 in 1974. Was top of Rugby League try scorers also in 1974–75

Dunn won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1975 against Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Australia, in 1975 against Papua New Guinea, and in 1977 against France.[1]

Dunn played as an Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Wing Clive Sullivan) and scored a try in Hull Kingston Rovers's 16-13 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1974 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 26 October 1974, and played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in the 11-15 defeat by Leeds in the 1975 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1975.

Dunn played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, and scored 2-tries in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977-78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977. The record for the most tries in a BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final is 2-tries, and is jointly held by; Roy Mathias, Peter Glynn, Gerald Dunn, and Stuart Wright.

Dunn's Testimonial match at Hull Kingston Rovers took place in 1983. Featherstone Rovers coached by Allan Agar and holders of Challenge Cup after beating Hull F.C. were opposition

Later life[edit]

After retiring as a Rugby League player at Hull Kingston Rovers joined coaching staff promoted in 1986 to Assistant coach to Roger Millward – then George Fairbairn – Ged was a PE teacher at Bransholme High School (Winifred Holtby Academy[1]) in Kingston upon Hull for over 30 years. He influenced players like Great Britain internationals and Hull F.C. players Lee Jackson, Richard Horne and Kirk Yeaman. Dunn also taught and influenced Graeme Horne (Hull) and Ryan Esders (Hull Kingston Rovers). Ged also had a hip replacement in 1998 and retired sometime around 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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