Liam Finn (rugby league)

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Liam Finn
Liam Finn Ireland.JPG
Personal information
Born (1983-11-02) 2 November 1983 (age 33)
Yorkshire, England[1]
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)[2]
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–03 Halifax 21 3 30 1 73
2004–05 Wakefield Trinity (Wildcats) 2 0 1 0 2
2005 Featherstone Rovers 19 8 80 0 192
2006–09 Dewsbury Rams 109 45 121 5 427
2010–13 Featherstone Rovers 118 64 503 5 1267
2014–15 Castleford Tigers 53 9 6 2 50
2016– Wakefield Trinity (Wildcats) 40 6 105 0 234
Total 362 135 846 13 2245
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–15 Ireland 24 6 39 0 102
As of 3 March 2017
Source: [3]

Liam Finn (born November 2, 1983) is an Irish professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League. An Ireland international representative Stand-off, Scrum-half, or Hooker, he has previously played for Halifax and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Heritage № 1220) in Super League, as well as Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers in the Championship.

Club career[edit]

After brief stints in Super League with Halifax and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as a young player, Finn spent most of his career in the Championship, playing for Featherstone Rovers and Dewsbury Rams. He returned to Super League in 2014 with Castleford Tigers, and played for them in the Challenge Cup final that year.

In October 2015, Finn re-joined Wakefield Wildcats on a 2-year deal

International career[edit]

Finn was named in the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[4][5]

In 2010 he represented Ireland in the Alitalia European Cup. Also he followed up his 2009 Championship 1 Player of the Year award with a Championship player of the year award in 2010 for Featherstone Rovers in his first season back with the Rovers.

He was named as captain of Ireland in 2012, and was later confirmed as captain for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign.[6]

He is Ireland's joint most capped player alongside Bob Beswick and is also Ireland's record point scorer.

In November 2014, Finn was called up to play for Ireland in their final European Cup game against Wales. He was a huge influence scoring a total of 18 points in their sides massive 42-14 victory. However, their performance wasn't good enough as Ireland needed to win by 41 points if they were to secure the European Cup title, a place in the 2016 Four Nations and 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Unlike 2014, Finn was called up to the Irish squad in October before the European Cup which began on 17 October 2015.

In 2016 he was called up to the Ireland squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Pool B qualifiers.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League: Liam Finn". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Castleford Tigers 1st Team Liam Finn". Official Castleford Tigers web site. Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Rugby League Project
  4. ^ "Cassidy included in Ireland squad". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Ireland Name World Cup 40 Man Training Squad". Rugby League Ireland. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/24388679
  7. ^ "Warrington Wolves trio named in Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers". Warrington Guardian. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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