Sam Barlow (rugby league)
7 March 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||17 st 0 lb (108 kg)|
|2013(loan)||→ Featherstone Rovers||9||1||0||0||4|
|As of 1 January 2015|
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. 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. The clubs later agreed an out-of-court settlement.
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.
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- "Sheffield Eagles consider legal action over Sam Barlow". BBC Sport. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Eagles win cash and apology". The Star. Johnston Press. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Leigh Centurions' Sam Barlow given ban for assaulting officer". BBC Sport. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.