Dennis Goodwin

Dennis Goodwin (fourth ¼ 1929[4] – 12 April 2011) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Barrow, Leeds and York, as a centre, prop, or second-row, i.e. number 3 or 4, 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[1]

Dennis Goodwin
Personal information
Full nameDennis Goodwin
Bornfourth ¼ 1929
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Died12 April 2011 (aged 81)
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Playing information
PositionCentre, Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1955–59 Barrow
1959–61 Leeds
1961–64 York
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1955 England 1 0 0 0 0
1957–58 Great Britain 5 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3]

BackgroundEdit

Dennis Goodwin's birth was registered in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, and he died in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Dennis Goodwin won a cap for England while at Barrow in 1955 against Other Nationalities,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1957 against France (2 matches), in 1958 against France, and New Zealand (2 matches).[3]

Championship Final appearancesEdit

Dennis Goodwin played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leeds' 25–10 victory over Warrington in the Championship Final during the 1960–61 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 20 May 1961.

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Dennis Goodwin played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Barrow's 0–10 defeat by Wigan in the 1951 Challenge Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1951, in front of a crowd of 94,262,[5] and played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in the 21–12 victory over Workington Town in the 1954–55 Challenge Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 30 April 1955, in front of a crowd of 66,513.

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Dennis Goodwin played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Barrow's 12–2 victory over Oldham in the 1954 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 23 October 1954,[6] and played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Leeds' 9–19 defeat by Wakefield Trinity 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 rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "1950–1951 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Barrow make two finals in one year". nwemail.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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