Paul Broadbent

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Paul Broadbent
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Personal information
Full namePaul Broadbent
Born (1968-05-24) 24 May 1968 (age 50)
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–98 Sheffield Eagles
1999 Halifax 27 2 8
2000–01 Hull F.C. 49 3 12
2002 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
2003 York City Knights 22
Total 98 5 0 0 20
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–96 England 5 2 0 0 8
1996–97 Great Britain 8 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2006– Wakefield Trinity Wildcats First Team Coach
Source: [1][2][3]

Paul "Beans" Broadbent is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, and coach.[citation needed] He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (captain) (Heritage № 1181), and York City Knights, as a prop, i.e. number 8, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (First Team Coach).[1] He's inspired many with his speech about 'stepping over the line'.

Paul Broadbent won caps for England while at Sheffield Eagles in 1995 against France, in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup against Fiji, and South Africa (sub), in 1996 against France, and Wales.[2] He also won caps for Great Britain while at Sheffield Eagles in 1996 against Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand (3 matches).[3]

Paul Broadbent's Testimonial match at Sheffield Eagles took place in 1997.

In the 1997 post season, Broadbent was selected to play for Great Britain at prop forward in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia.

Broadbent played left-prop in Sheffield Eagles' 17-8 victory over Wigan in the 1998 Challenge Cup Final during Super League III at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1998.

He currently coaches Italy in their European Championship B matches.[4] Cameron Ciraldo will take over for the World Cup Qualifying matches.

His son, Blake, now plays for Sheffield.


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
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