Sam Barlow (rugby league)

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Sam Barlow
Personal information
Born (1988-03-07) 7 March 1988 (age 28)
Halifax, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 17 st 0 lb (108 kg)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–10 Sheffield Eagles 38 14 0 0 56
2011–13 Halifax 66 35 0 0 140
2013(loan) Featherstone Rovers 9 1 0 0 4
2014– Leigh Centurions 50 9 0 0 36
Total 163 59 0 0 236
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–13 Scotland 9 1 0 0 4
As of 1 January 2015
Source: RLP

Sam Barlow (born 7 March 1988) is a rugby league player for Leigh in the European Championship.

Born in Halifax, Barlow represented England at academy level, and in 2007 he signed a two-year contract with Huddersfield following a trial at the club.[1] He left the club without ever making a first team appearance, and joined Sheffield Eagles. After he was released by Sheffield in July 2010, he signed for Halifax.

In September 2010, Sheffield threatened legal action against Barlow and Halifax due to a breach of contract. Barlow had been released by Sheffield on the condition that he did not play against the club during the rest of the season, but this agreement was broken when Barlow played (and scored a try) in Halifax's 42–16 win against Sheffield in the Championship play-off semi finals.[2] The clubs later agreed an out-of-court settlement.[3]

Barlow is a Scotland international, having made his debut in 2010. He was named in their squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

He is the brother of Swinton forward Josh Barlow.

On 7 September 2016, Barlow was banned from all sport for four years for assaulting a UK Anti-Doping Agency official in June 2015. The start of the ban as backdated to November 2015 meaning Barlow cannot participate in any sport until November 2019.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giants swoop for academy starlet". Love Rugby League. 1 March 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield Eagles consider legal action over Sam Barlow". BBC Sport. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Eagles win cash and apology". The Star. Johnston Press. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Centurions' Sam Barlow given ban for assaulting officer". BBC Sport. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.