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Colin Greenwood (rugby)

Colin "Col" Marius Greenwood (25 January 1936 – 3 October 1998) was a South African dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, and coached rugby league in the 1960s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for South Africa, at provincial level for Western Province, and at club level for Noordelikes (Northerns), as a centre, i.e. number 12 or 13,[1] and representative level rugby league (RL) for South Africa and Rugby League XIII, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 674), North Sydney Bears and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, as a wing, stand-off, or lock, i.e. number 2 or 5, 6, or 13,[2] and coached club level rugby league (RL) for North Sydney Bears.[3]

Colin Greenwood
Colin Greenwood - Bears - 1968.jpg
Scanlens trading card featuring Colin Greenwood
Personal information
Full nameColin Marius Greenwood
Born25 January 1936
Cape Town, South Africa
Died3 October 1998(1998-10-03) (aged 62)
George, Western Cape, South Africa
Playing information
Rugby union
PositionCentre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Noordelikes (Northerns)
Western Province
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961 South Africa 1 2 0 0 6
Rugby league
PositionWing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–64 Wakefield Trinity 75 32 0 0 96
1964–68 North Sydney 78 24 0 0 72
1969 Canterbury 2 0 0 0 0
Total 155 56 0 0 168
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–62 Rugby League XIII 1 0 0 0 0
1963 South Africa 2 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1968 North Sydney 22 4 8 0 18
Source: [1][2][3]

BackgroundEdit

Col Greenwood was born in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, and he died aged 62 in George, Western Cape, South Africa.

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Col Greenwood won a cap for South Africa (RU) while at Noordelikes (Northerns) against Ireland at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Saturday 13 May 1961, and won caps for South Africa (RL) while at Wakefield Trinity in 1963 against Australia (2 matches).

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Col Greenwood played right wing, i.e. number 2, in Wakefield Trinity's 25–10 victory over Wigan in the 1963 Challenge Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1963, in front of a crowd of 84,492.[4]

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Col Greenwood played stand-off in Wakefield Trinity's 19-9 victory over Leeds in the 1961 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 11 November 1961.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at en.espn.co.uk (RU)". en.espn.co.uk. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org (RL)". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org (RL)". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9

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