Tony Paskins (5 December 1927 – 15 August 2019) was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and English Rugby Football League (RFL) competitions as well as playing rugby union for the Randwick club in Sydney.
|Full name||Anthony Heather Paskins|
|Born||5 December 1927|
|Died||15 August 2019(aged 91)|
Paskins was recruited from Sydney's Randwick rugby union club by English rugby league club Workington Town. Tony Paskins played right-centre in Workington Town's 18–10 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1951–52 Challenge Cup Final d at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 19 April 1952, in front of a crowd of 72,093. He was a founder member of Other Nationalities against English national sides playing in the first Other Nationalities game in 1949.
Tony Paskins played right-centre and kicked three-conversions in Workington Town's 12–21 defeat by Barrow in the 1954–55 Challenge Cup Final during the at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 30 April 1955, in front of a crowd of 66,513.
A goal kicking three-quarter back, Paskins returned to Australia, along with fellow Australian and Workington Town teammate Rupert Mudge in 1955. Paskin was named captain of Eastern Suburbs side, playing 54 matches for the club in the years (1955–58). After leaving Easts he enjoyed success with the local Oberon side in rural New South Wales. In 1961 he was named as the captain of the Country New South Wales rugby league team and the following year captained New South Wales against the touring Great Britain national rugby league team although he was never selected to play for the Australian national team.
Paskins moved to Forster, New South Wales in 1967 and took over as captain-coach of the Forster Tuncurry Hawks in 1968. He guided the side to premierships in that year, the 1969 grand final and 1970.
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- "Tony Paskins: Workington legend". Rugby League Journal. No. 69. 2019. p. 32.
- AAP (London) (21 April 1952). "Australians star in Cup Final". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
- "Legends enter rugby hall of fame". Great Lakes Advocate. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
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