Mark Forster (rugby league)

Mark Forster (born 25 November 1964) is former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, Ireland and Lancashire, and at club level for Woolston Rovers, the Warrington Wolves, and the Widnes Vikings, as a wing, or centre.[1]

Mark Forster
Personal information
Born (1964-11-25) 25 November 1964 (age 55)
Playing information
PositionWing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–00 Warrington 458 191 3 0 769
2001 Widnes Vikings 17 3 0 0 12
Total 475 194 3 0 781
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire
1987 Great Britain 2 1 0 0 4
1997–01 Ireland 6 4 0 0 16
Source: [1]

Playing careerEdit

Representative honoursEdit

Mark Forster was a Great Britain international, and was capped twice in 1987.[1] He also played for Ireland at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Mark Forster played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Warrington's 14-36 defeat by Wigan in the 1990 Challenge Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 28 April 1990, in front of a crowd of 77,729.[3]

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Mark Forster played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Centre Phil Blake) in Warrington's 8-34 defeat by Wigan in the 1985 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985,[4] played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored 2-tries in the 16-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1987 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 11 October 1987,[5] and played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored a try in the 24-16 victory over Oldham in the 1989 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 14 October 1989.

John Player Special Trophy Final appearancesEdit

Mark Forster played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored a try in Warrington's 4-18 defeat by Wigan in the 1986–87 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1986–87 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987,[6] and played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored 2-tries in the 10-40 defeat by Wigan in the 1994–95 Regal Trophy Final during the 1994–95 season at Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday 28 January 1995.[7]

Club careerEdit

Mark Forster made his senior début for Warrington in 1983, and went on to score 191 tries in over 450 appearances for the club before being released in 2000.[8] He finished his career with a single season at Widnes Vikings in 2001.[9]

Testimonial matchEdit

Mark Forster's Testimonial matches at Warrington took place in 1993 and 2003.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2000 - Team Profiles". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. ^ "1989-1990 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ "1985–1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  6. ^ "10th January 1987: Warrington 4 Wigan 18 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  7. ^ "28th January 1995: Warrington 10 Wigan 40 (Regal Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Wolves release loyal servant". BBC Sport. 2 October 2000. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Mark Forster". rugby.widnes.tv. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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