Ken Kelly (rugby league)

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Kenneth Kelly
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–72 St. Helens
1972–77 Bradford Northern
Jan 1977–Mar 87 Warrington 301+15 73 0 10 248
Total 316 73 0 10 248
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979–81 England 3 1 0 0 3
1972–82 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0

Ken Kelly is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for St. Helens, Bradford Northern, and Warrington, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 6 or 7.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ken Kelly won caps for England while at Warrington in 1979 against Wales, in 1981 against France, and Wales,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at St Helens in 1972 against France (2 matches), while at Warrington in 1980 against New Zealand, and in 1982 against Australia.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ken Kelly played Stand-off/Five-eighth in St. Helens' 16-13 victory over Leeds in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ken Kelly played Stand-off/Five-eighth, was captain in Warrington's 26-10 victory over Wigan in the 1980 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Saturday 4 October 1980, played Scrum-half/Halfback, was captain, and scored a try in the 16-0 victory over St. Helens in the 1982 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1982–83 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 October 1982, and played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 8-34 defeat by Wigan in the 1985 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985,[3]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Ken Kelly played Stand-off/Five-eighth in St. Helens' 8-2 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1971 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1971–72 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 14 December 1971.

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

Ken Kelly was an Interchange/Substitute in Bradford Northern's 3-2 victory over Widnes in the 1974–75 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 25 January 1975, played Centre, i.e. number 4, in Warrington's 9-4 victory over Widnes in the 1977–78 Players No.6 Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 January 1978, played Stand-off/Five-eighth (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Edwin Hunter) in the 4-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1978–79 John Player Trophy Final during the 1978–79 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 April 1979, played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 12-5 victory over Barrow in the 1980–81 John Player Trophy Final during the 1980–81 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 January 1981, and played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 4-18 defeat by Wigan in the 1986–87 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1986–87 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987.[4]

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Ken Kelly is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[5]

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. ^ "1985–1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "10th January 1987: Warrington 4 Wigan 18 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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