Paul Charlton (rugby league)

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Paul Charlton
Personal information
Full name Harold Paul Charlton
Born (1941-12-06) 6 December 1941 (age 75)[1]
Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Playing information
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–≥65 Workington Town
1969–75 Salford 234 99 2 0 301
1975–81 Workington Town
Total 234 99 2 0 301
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 1 0 0 0 0
1965–74 Great Britain 19 4 0 0 12
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Workington Town
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Harold Paul Charlton (born 6 December 1941[2]) is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Kells ARLFC [1] (in Whitehaven), Workington Town (Twice), and Salford, as a Fullback, i.e. number 1,[3] and coaching at club level for Workington Town.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Charlton won a cap for England while at Salford in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France,[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Workington in 1965 New Zealand, while at Salford in the 1970 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand (sub), in 1972 against France (2 matches), in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, and Australia, in 1973 against Australia (3 matches), and in 1974 against France (2 matches), Australia (3 matches) and New Zealand (3 matches).[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Paul Charlton played Fullback, and scored a try in Salford's 25-11 victory over Swinton in the 1972 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 21 October 1972, played Fullback in the 9-19 defeat by Wigan in the 1973 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973,[6] played Fullback in the 2-6 defeat by Widnes in the 1974 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974, played Fullback in Workington Town's 11-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1976 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 30 October 1976, played Fullback in the 16-13 victory over Wigan in the 1977 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 29 October 1977, played Fullback in the 13-15 defeat by Widnes in the 1978 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 7 October 1978, and played Fullback in the 0-11 defeat by Widnes in the 1976 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at the Willows, Weaste, Salford, on Saturday 8 December 1979.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Paul Charlton played Fullback in Salford's 0-0 draw with Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, and he did not play (Stead played Fullback) in the 10-5 victory over Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Paul Charlton played Fullback in Salford's 7-12 defeat by Leeds in the 1972–73 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

Career at Workington Town[edit]

In his two spells at Workington Town, Charlton made 415 appearances (Workington Town's "Appearances in a Career" record), scoring 111 tries, and kicking 77 goals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Charlton". The National Archive of Rugby League. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1973-1974 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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