Stanley Fearnley

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Stanley Fearnley
Personal information
Full name Stanley Fearnley
Nickname Stan
Born January→March 1947 (age 74–75)
Bradford district, England
Playing information
Position Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–77 Bradford Northern 217 41
1977–≥77 Leeds
Total 217 41 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 1 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Stanley "Stan" Fearnley (birth registered January→March 1947 (age 74–75)[1]) birth registered in Bradford district, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Bradford Northern, and Leeds as a Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career

International honours

Stan Fearnley won a cap for England while at Bradford Northern in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Australia.[2]

Stan Fearnley played Loose forward/Lock in England's 0-25 defeat by Australia in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on the 12 November 1975.[2]

Challenge Cup final appearances

Stan Fearnley played Loose forward/Lock, and scored a try in Bradford Northern's 14-33 defeat by Featherstone Rovers in the 1973 Challenge Cup final during the 1972-73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on 12 May 1973, and played Loose forward/Lock (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Roy Dickinson) in Leeds' 16-7 victory over Widnes in the 1977 Challenge Cup final during the 1976–77 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1977.

Player's No.6 Trophy final appearances

Stan Fearnley played Loose forward/Lock in Bradford Northern's 3-2 victory over Widnes in the 1974-75 Player's No.6 Trophy final during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 25 January 1975.

Career at Bradford Northern

Stan Fearnley - son of the coach and general manager Albert Fearnley - was the next loose forward to emerge at Odsal, having pace and footballing skills. He played for Bradford Northern from 1964 to 1977, scoring 41 tries in 217 games.

References

  1. "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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