Les Sheard

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Leslie Sheard
Personal information
Full name Leslie Sheard
Born circa-1945
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–71 Wakefield RFC
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970/71–71/72 Castleford 9 0 1 0 2
1972–1979/80 Wakefield Trinity 171 31 5 0 103
1980–81 York 33 11
1981–1982 Huddersfield
Total 213 42 6 0 105
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire
1975 England 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1981–≥81 Huddersfield

Leslie Sheard is an English school teacher, and rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Wakefield RFC,[1] and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford,[2][3][4] Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 777), York (captain), and Huddersfield, as a fullback, or centre, i.e. number 1, or, 2 or 5, and coaching club level rugby league (RL) for Huddersfield, as of 2009 he lives in Devon.[5]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Les Sheard won a cap for England (RL) while at Wakefield Trinity in 1975 against Wales.[6]

County honours[edit]

Les Sheard won cap(s) for Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Les Sheard played fullback in Wakefield Trinity's 3–12 defeat by Widnes in the 1979 Challenge Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1979, in front of a crowd of a crowd of 94,218.[7]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Les Sheard played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing fullback Geoffrey Wraith) in Wakefield Trinity's 2-7 defeat by Leeds in the 1973 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973, and played fullback in the 13-16 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1974 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 26 October 1974.

Club career[edit]

Les Sheard made his début for Wakefield Trinity during March 1972, he appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wakefield Rugby Football Club—1901–2001 A Centenary History. Written and compiled by David Ingall in 2001
  2. ^ David Smart & Andrew Howard (1 July 2000). "Images of Sport - Castleford Rugby League - A Twentieth Century History". The History Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0752418957
  3. ^ "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "York Rugby League Club's championship-winning team of 1980/1 to be re-united at a special dinner". yorkpress.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9

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