Isaac "Ike" Southward (15 August 1934 – 6 June 2006) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s, and coached in the 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and Cumberland, and at club level for Workington Town (two spells), and Oldham, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5, and coached at club level for Whitehaven and Workington Town.
|Full name||Isaac Southward|
|Born||15 August 1934|
|Died||6 June 2006 (aged 71)|
Ike Southward won caps for Great Britain while at Workington Town in 1958 against Australia (3 matches) and New Zealand, while at Oldham in 1959 against France (2 matches), and Australia (2 matches), and in 1960 against France (2 matches), and New Zealand.
Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit
Ike Southward played right wing, i.e. number 2, in the 12-21 defeat by Barrow in the 1955 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, and played right wing, and scored a try, and three conversions in the 9–13 defeat by Wigan in the 1958 Challenge Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1958.
Oldham paid Workington Town a straight cash world-record transfer fee of £10,065 for Ike Southward at the start of the 1959–60 Northern Rugby Football League season (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £465,100 in 2013), Workington Town then paid Oldham a straight cash world-record transfer fee of £11,002 10s 0d for Ike Southward during the 1960–61 Northern Rugby Football League season (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £499,300 in 2013), this was £2 10s 0d more than St. Helens had recently paid Wigan for Mick Sullivan.
Ike Southward holds Workington Town's "Tries in a Career" record (with 274-tries between 1951 and 1968), "Tries in a Match" record (with 7-tries against Blackpool Borough in 1955), and "Consecutive matches in which tries were scored" record (with 10-tries from April to May 1958).
Ike Southward's marriage to Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" (née McDonald) (birth registered fourth ¼ 1934 (age 84–85) in Cockermouth district) was registered during third ¼ 1955 in Cockermouth district, they had children; David M. Southward (birth registered second ¼ 1957 (age 61–62) in Cockermouth district), and Judith E. Southward (birth registered second ¼ 1961 (age 57–58) in Cockermouth district)
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "OLDHAM RLFC INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION". Hall of Fame. Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
- "1957-1958 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "Workington Town → Player records". sandylonning.u-net.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 May 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- !Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk (statistics currently missing due to not having appeared for both Great Britain, and England)
- Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk
- (archived by web.archive.org) » Legends Evening 60's
- Encouragement for both coaches after Ike Memorial clash
- 30 April 1955 Photograph of Workington Town
- Obituary in The Independent
- Ike’s memorial game to be regular festive fixture
- Town Legend Ike Dies Aged 71
- Haven first ever winners of Ike Southward Trophy
- On your marks in memory of Town legend Ike Southward
- Can Stokes defeat bywn dream team?
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Workington Town to Oldham
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Oldham to Workington Town