Paul Handforth

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Paul Handforth
Personal information
Nickname Tiger
Born (1981-10-06) 6 October 1981 (age 35)
Wakefield, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 13 st 1 lb (83 kg)
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–04 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 66 11 12 0 68
2006 Castleford Tigers 18 2 1 0 10
2007–08 Featherstone Rovers 50 25 16 3 137
2009 Doncaster 9 4 7 1 29
2009–11 Batley Bulldogs 65 17 96 1 260
2012–13 Halifax 60 12 20 1 89
2014–16 Keighley Cougars 69 30 61 2 244
Total 337 101 213 8 837
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–11 Ireland 8 0 0 0 0
As of 24 August 2017
Source: [1]

Paul Handforth (born 6 October 1981 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) is a rugby league player who most recently played for Keighley in the Championship 1.

Handforth's position of choice is at stand-off, but he can also operate at scrum-half and as a hooker.

He has previously played for Halifax, Batley, Doncaster, Wakefield Trinity and Castleford in the European Super League. He started playing rugby with Methley Monarchs as a schoolboy and also played for Oulton Raiders.

Handforth is an Ireland international.[2]

He was named in the Ireland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3]

After leaving Keighley and retiring from the professional game, Handforth joined amateur team Fryston Warriors and played for them against Keighley in the 2017 Challenge Cup third round tie between the two clubs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LRL
  2. ^ "Ireland 58-18 Russia". BBC. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Ireland Name World Cup 40 Man Training Squad". Rugby League Ireland. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-02. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Tiger knows taming Cougars will be tough". Telegraph and Argus. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 

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