Ken Gill (rugby league)

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Ken Gill
Personal information
Nickname Ken, Kenny
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–78 Salford 271+4 62 9 1 205
1978 Widnes 17 8
1978–≥79 Barrow
≤1980–≥80 Salford
Total 292 70 9 1 205
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–77 England 12 5 0 0 15
1974–77 Great Britain 7 3 0 0 9
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Ken Gill is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, and 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Salford (twice), Widnes, and Barrow, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ken Gill won caps for England while at Salford in 1975 against Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, Wales (sub), New Zealand (scoring a hat-trick of tries), Australia (sub), Wales, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Australia, and in 1977 against Wales, and France,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Salford in 1974 against France (2 matches), Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand, and in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France (sub), and Australia (sub).[2]

Championship appearances[edit]

Ken Gill played in Widnes' victory in the Championship during the 1977–78 season.

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Ken Gill played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Salford's 25-11 victory over Swinton in the 1972 Lancashire Cup final during the 1972–73 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 21 October 1972, played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 9-19 defeat by Wigan in the 1973 Lancashire Cup final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973,[3] and played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 7-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Lancashire Cup final during the 1975–76 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 4 October 1975.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final appearances[edit]

Ken Gill did not play (Tom Brophy played Stand-off/Five-eighth) in Salford's 0-0 draw with Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, and played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 10-5 victory over Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975.

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

Ken Gill played Stand-off/Five-eighth (replaced by Interchange/Substitute P. Ward) in Salford's 7-12 defeat by Leeds in the 1972-73 Player's No.6 Trophy final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

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. ^ "1973-1974 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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