Laurie Gilfedder

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Lawrence Gilfedder
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Gilfedder
Nickname Laurie. Gilly
Born April→June 1935 (age 81–82)
Warrington district, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 15 st 0 lb (95 kg)
Position Centre, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–63 Warrington 283 96 426 1140
1963–67 Wigan 145 17 388 827
1967–≥67 Leigh
Total 428 113 814 0 1967
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1951–≤63 Lancashire 9
1962–63 Great Britain 5 0 1 0 2
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Lawrence "Laurie" 'Gilly' Gilfedder (birth registered April→June 1935 (age 81–82)[1]) birth registered in Warrington district, Lancashire, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for Warrington, Wigan and Leigh, as a Centre, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington on the 1962 Great Britain Lions tour against Australia, New Zealand (2 matches), and France, and in 1963 against France.[2]

Only five players have played test matches for Great Britain as both a back and a forward, they are; Colin Dixon, Frank Gallagher, Laurie Gilfedder, Billy Jarman, and Harry Street.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder played Loose forward/Lock, and scored a try and 3-conversions, including a penalty from the halfway line after one-minute ten-seconds,[4] in Wigan's 20-16 victory over Hunslet in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016,[5] and played, and scored a conversion in Wigan' 2-21 defeat by St. Helens in the 1966 Challenge Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 21 May 1966, in front of a crowd of 98,536.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, scored a try and 2-conversions in Wigan's 16-13 victory over Oldham in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton, on Saturday 29 October 1966.[6]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder played Loose forward/Lock, and scored a conversion in Leigh's 5-8 defeat by Castleford in the 1967 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1967–68 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 January 1968.

Club career[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder made his début for Warrington aged 16 years and 199 days on Saturday 1 December 1951, during his time at Warrington they won the 1953-54, and 1954–55 Rugby Football League Championship, the 1953–54 Challenge Cup (in which he did not play), the 1953-54, 1954-55, and 1955–56 Lancashire County League, and the 1959–60 Lancashire County Cup, he was transferred to Wigan in August 1963 for a club record fee of £9,500 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £360,300 in 2013),[7] following the rule change to allow of substitutions, along with Chris Hesketh he jointly became Wigan's first Interchange/Substitute on Saturday 14 November 1964.

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Laurie Gilfedder is a Warrington Hall of Fame inductee.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Video 1965 Challenge Cup Final - Laurie Gilfedder Penalty Goal". youtube.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1964-1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Final at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". Wire2Wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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