John Joyner

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John D. Joyner
Personal information
Full name John D. Joyner
Born (1955-05-15) 15 May 1955 (age 62)
Leeds
Playing information
Position Centre, Stand-off, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1972–92 Castleford 613 185 0 0 614
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1977–87 Yorkshire 7 2 0 0 6
1980–81 England 4 0 0 0 0
1978–84 Great Britain 17 2 0 0 7
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1993–97 Castleford 127 70 4 53 55
Source: [1][2][3]

John D. "JJ" Joyner ( (1955-05-15) 15 May 1955 (age 62)[4]) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and coached in the 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford, as a centre, stand-off/five-eighth, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, 6, or 13,[1] and coached at club level for Castleford.[5][6]

Background[edit]

Joyner was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

John Joyner won caps for England while at Castleford in 1980 against Wales, and France, in 1981 against France, and Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Castleford in 1978 against Australia (2 matches), in 1979 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1980 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1983 against France (2 matches), and in 1984 against France, and New Zealand (sub) (3 matches).[3]

In addition to the above Test Matches, John Joyner played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Great Britain's 7-8 defeat by France in the friendly at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, Venice on Saturday 31 July 1982.

County honours[edit]

John Joyner won caps for Yorkshire while at Castleford playing Centre, i.e. number 3, and scoring 1-try in the 12-12 draw with Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 15 February 1977, playing Centre, scoring 1-try in the 37-9 victory over Lancashire at Hull F.C.'s stadium on 20 September 1978, playing Centre in the 7-23 defeat by Lancashire at Widnes' stadium on 27 September 1978, playing stand-off/five-eighth, i.e. number 6, in the 16-19 defeat by Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 12 September 1979, and Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 16-17 defeat by Cumberland at Hull Kingston Rovers' stadium on 17 September 1980.[7]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

John Joyner played stand-off/five-eighth and was captain in Castleford's 15-14 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 Challenge Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1986.[8]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

John Joyner played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Castleford's 17-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1977–78 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1977, played stand-off/five-eighth, and scored a try in the 10-5 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1981–82 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 3 October 1981, played stand-off/five-eighth in the 2-13 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1983–84 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1983, played stand-off/five-eighth in the 31-24 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1986–87 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 11 October 1986, played stand-off/five-eighth in the 12-12 draw with Bradford Northern in the 1987–88 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 17 October 1987, played loose forward/lock in the 2-11 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1987–88 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1987–88 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1987, and played loose forward/lock, and scored a try in the 12-33 defeat by Leeds in the 1988–89 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1988–89 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 16 October 1988.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

John Joyner played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Castleford's 12-4 victory over Leigh in the 1976 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1976–77 season at Hilton Park, Leigh on Tuesday 14 December 1976.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances[edit]

John Joyner played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in Castleford's 25-15 victory over Blackpool Borough in the 1976–77 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1976–77 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 22 January 1977.

Testimonial match[edit]

John Joyner's Testimonial match at Castleford took place in 1992.

Career records[edit]

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.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances[edit]

John Joyner was the coach in Castleford's 33-2 victory over Wigan in the 1993–94 Regal Trophy Final during the 1993-94 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1994.

Club career[edit]

John Joyner was the coach of Castleford, his first game in charge was on 27 August 1993, and his last game in charge was on 1 April 1997.[6]

Honoured at Castleford Tigers[edit]

John Joyner is a Tigers Hall Of Fame Inductee.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Coach Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sat 3rd May 1986 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 82,134". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Records - All Time - Match Records". castigers.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Hall of Fame at castigers.powweb.com". castigers.powweb.com. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Hall of Fame at castigers.com". castigers.com. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 

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