John Woods (rugby league)

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John Woods
Personal information
Full name John Woods
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1976–85 Leigh 302 2172
1985–≥85 Bradford Northern 62 421
Aug 1987–Apr 89 Warrington 72 25 254 5 613
≤1990–90 Rochdale Hornets
1990–92 Leigh 320
Total 436 25 254 5 3526
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979–81 England 7 2 8 0 22
1979–87 Great Britain 11 1 13 0 29
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1984–85 Leigh
As of 5 April 2012

John Woods is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and coached in the 1980s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Leigh (twice), Bradford Northern, Warrington, and Rochdale Hornets, as a Fullback, Centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 1, 3 or 4, or 6, and coaching at club level for Leigh.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

John Woods won caps for England while at Leigh in 1979 against Wales (sub), and France, in 1980 against Wales (sub), and France, in 1981 against France, Wales, and Wales (sub),[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Leigh in 1979 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand, in 1980 against New Zealand, in 1981 against France (2 matches), in 1982 against Australia, and Australia (sub), in 1983 against France, and while at Warrington in 1987 against Papua New Guinea.[2]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

John Woods played Stand-off/Five-eighth, and scored 2-conversions in Leigh's 8-3 victory over Widnes in the 1981 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 September 1981, and played Stand-off/Five-eighth, and scored 2-conversions in Warrington's 16-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1987 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 11 October 1987.[3]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

John Woods played Centre, i.e. number 4, in Leigh's 4-12 defeat by Castleford in the 1976 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1976–77 season at Hilton Park, Leigh on Tuesday 14 December 1976.

Career records[edit]

John Woods holds Leigh's "Most Career Points" record with 2492 points,[4] and with 3985-points is fourth on British rugby league's "most points in a career" record list behind Neil Fox, Jim Sullivan, and Gus Risman.[5]

Testimonial match[edit]

John Woods' Testimonial match at Leigh took place in 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Leigh at greyhoundderby.com". greyhoundderby.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sinfield close to moving up all-time points list". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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