Paul Harkin

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Paul Harkin
Personal information
Full name Paul Harkin
Born January→March 1958 (age 58–59)
Died Wakefield district
Playing information
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1976–≥78 Bradford Northern
Apr 1983–≥78 Featherstone Rovers 82/83 3
≤1985–≥86 Hull Kingston Rovers 79+6 12 0 19 55
≤1990–≥90 Bradford Northern
Leeds
≤1992–≥92 Halifax
≤1993–≥93 Hunslet
Total 85.987951807229 15 0 19 55
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1985 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Jan 1995–Jan 96 Wakefield Trinity
≥1996–≥96 Town Leagues Club
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Paul Harkin (birth registered during January→March 1958 (age 58–59) in Wakefield district[1]) is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and coach of the 1990s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Bradford Northern (twice), Featherstone Rovers, Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds, Halifax, and Hunslet, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7, and at club level has coached for Wakefield Trinity, Town Leagues Club [1], and Crigglestone All Blacks ARLFC [2].

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Harkin won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1985 against France.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Harkin played Scrum-half/Halfback in Hull Kingston Rovers' 9-18 defeat by Widnes in the 1981 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 92,496, and played Scrum-half/Halfback in the 14–15 defeat by Castleford in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 3 May 1986, in front of a crowd of 82,134.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Harkin played Scrum-half/Halfback in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7-8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980, played Scrum-half/Halfback (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Chris Rudd) in the 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, played Scrum-half/Halfback in the 22-18 victory over Castleford in the 1985 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 27 October 1985, played Scrum-half/Halfback was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy in Bradford Northern's 12-12 draw with Castleford in the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 17 October 1987, played Scrum-half/Halfback in the 11-2 victory over Castleford in the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1987–88 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1987, and played Scrum-half/Halfback, scored 2-tries, and was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy in the 20-14 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1989 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 5 November 1989.

John Player/John Player Special Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Harkin played Scrum-half/Halfback (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Christopher Burton) in Hull Kingston Rovers' 4-12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982, played Scrum-half/Halfback, and was man of the match in the 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, and played Scrum-half/Halfback, and was man of the match in the 8-11 defeat by Wigan in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986.[3]

Family[edit]

Harkin is the younger brother of Terry Harkin, and the cousin of Kevin P. Harkin, both rugby league footballers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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