John Pendlebury (rugby league)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Pendlebury
Personal information
Born (1961-04-18) 18 April 1961 (age 56)
Playing information
Position Scrum-half, Hooker, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979–84 Wigan 122 29 45 1 182
1984–87 Salford 55 7 35 1 99
1987–89 Halifax
1989–92 Bradford
1992–≥92 Leigh
Total 177 36 80 2 281
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire

John Pendlebury is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s playing at club level for Wigan, Salford, Halifax, Bradford Northern,and Leigh, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, Hooker, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 7, 9, or, 13.[1]

Pendlebury played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 6-19 defeat by Widnes in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1984, in front of a crowd of 80,116, played Loose forward/Lock scored a drop goal, and made a last-gasp tackle on Mark Elia in Halifax's 19-18 victory over St. Helens in the 1987 Challenge Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1987, in front of a crowd of 91,267,[2] and played Loose forward/Lock the 12-32 defeat by Wigan in the 1988 Challenge Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 30 April 1988, in front of a crowd of 94,273.[3]

Pendlebury played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 15-4 victory over Leeds in the 1982–83 John Player Trophy Final during the 1982–83 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1983.[4]

Pendlebury played Hooker (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Malcolm Smith[1] ) in Wigan's 10-26 defeat by Warrington in the 1980 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 4 October 1980, played as an Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Wing Henderson Gill) in the 18-26 defeat by St. Helens in the 1984 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 28 October 1984, played Loose forward/Lock in Bradford Northern's 20-14 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1989 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 5 November 1989, and played Loose forward/Lock, and was captain in the 2-12 defeat by Warrington in the 1990–91 Regal Trophy Final during the 1990–91 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 12 January 1991.

In 1997 Pendlebury coached Halifax Blue Sox for the Super League II season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  2. ^ news.bbc.co.uk (27 February 2004). "Cup heroes: John Pendlebury". BBC News. UK: BBC. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "1987–1988 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Classic Match: 1983 John Player Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

External links[edit]