Mark Broadhurst (rugby league)

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Mark Broadhurst
Personal information
Full name Mark Edward Broadhurst
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–77 Papanui (CRL)
1978–80 Marist-Western Suburbs (CRL)
1981–82 Manly-Warringah 40 6 0 0 18
1983 Illawarra Steelers 24 1 0 1 5
1983–87 Hull Kingston Rovers 10 0 0 40
1985–86 Papanui (CRL)
Total 64 17 0 1 63
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–80 Canterbury 27
South Island 8
1979–83 New Zealand 17 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1986 Papanui (CRL)

Mark Edward Broadhurst (born c. 1956)[citation needed] is a New Zealand former rugby league player. He played professionally in Australia and the United Kingdom, and played for New Zealand from 1979 to 1983.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

He was a Schoolboy Kiwi in 1970 and played in the Canterbury Rugby League competition for Papanui.[3] Broadhurst represented Canterbury, the South Island and New Zealand before moving overseas to play for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Illawarra Steelers and Hull Kingston Rovers.

One of the most memorable incidents in his career was his brawl with Newtown Jets player Steve Bowden during the minor semi-final match of the 1981 NSWRFL season.[4]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Mark Broadhurst played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12–29 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1984 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull, on Saturday 27 October 1984.

John Player Special Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Mark Broadhurst played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12-0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1984–85 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 26 January 1985.

Later years[edit]

Broadhurst also later coached Papanui in the Canterbury Rugby League competition.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Edward Broadhurst, Kiwi #549 at nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Mark Broadhurst at the Rugby League Project
  3. ^ a b Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  4. ^ Cleaver, Dylan (21 September 2008). "Dylan Cleaver: Made in NZ - educated in Manly". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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