Johnny Lawrenson

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John Lawrenson
Personal information
Full name John H. Lawrenson
Born 29 March 1921
Died 28 March 2010 (aged 88)
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1938–49 Wigan 219 187 128 817
1949–53 Workington Town 145 110 73 476
Total 364 297 201 0 1293
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939–50 England 9 0 0 0 0
1948–49 Great Britain 3 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1961 Wigan

John "Johnnie"/"Johnny" H. Lawrenson (29 March 1921[1] — 28 March 2010 (aged 88)[2]) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, and coached in the 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Wigan, and Workington Town, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5, and coached at club level for Wigan (caretaker).

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson won caps for England while at Wigan in 1939 against Wales, in 1940 against Wales, in 1941 against Wales, in 1946 against Wales (2 matches), in 1948 against Wales, and France, in 1949 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, while at Workington in 1950,[3] and for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1948 against Australia (3 matches).[4]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a conversion in Wigan's 13-9 victory over Dewsbury in the Championship Final first-leg during the 1943–44 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 13 May 1944,[5] and played left-centre in the 12-5 victory over Dewsbury in the Championship Final second-leg during the 1943–44 season at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 20 May 1944.[5]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored 2-tries in Workington Town's 18-10 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1951–52 Challenge Cup Final during the 1951–52 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 19 April 1952, in front of a crowd of 72,093.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored 3-conversions in Wigan's 9-3 victory over Belle Vue Rangers in the 1946–47 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1946–47 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 26 October 1946,[6] and played left wing, i.e. number 5, in the 14-8 victory over Warrington in the 1948–49 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1948–49 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 13 November 1948.[7]

Career records[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson holds Workington Town's "Tries in a Season" record, with 49-tries scored in the 1951–52 season.[8]

Honoured at Wigan[edit]

Johnny Lawrenson was a life member at Wigan.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Johnny Lawrenson 1921 — 2010". getnoticedonline.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "1943–1944 War Emergency League Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1946-1947 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Workington Town → Player records". sandylonning.u-net.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 May 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Club Personnel - Life Members". wiganwarriors.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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