|Born||28 December 1960|
Ian French (born 28 December 1960) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s. He's the brother of fellow Queensland State of Origin player Brett French. While playing in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership in 1985, French won the Rothmans Medal as player of the season.
Challenge Cup Final appearances
Ian French played Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 13, in Castleford's 15-14 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1986 Challenge Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1986.
Castleford's most tries scored in a match record is 5-tries, and is jointly held by; Derek Foster against Hunslet on 10 November 1972, John Joyner against Millom on 16 September 1973, Stephen Fenton against Dewsbury on 27 January 1978, Ian French against Hunslet on 9 February 1986, and St. John Ellis against Whitehaven on 10 December 1989.
- "Sat 3rd May 1986 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 82,134". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2012. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Records - All Time - Match Records". castigers.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Ian French at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk
- Queensland Representatives at qrl.com.au
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
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