Colin Forsyth

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Colin Forsyth
Personal information
Born c.1947
York, England
Died (2018-05-31)31 May 2018
Playing information
Position Prop

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–65 Oldham 1
1966–67/68 Featherstone Rovers 27+1 4 0 0 12
≤1974–80 Bradford Northern 154 150?
1980–≥81 Wakefield Trinity
Total 183 0 0 12
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 3 1 0 0 3
Source: [1][2]

Colin Forsyth (c. 1947 – 31 May 2018) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Heworth A.R.L.F.C.,[3] Oldham, Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 465), Bradford Northern, and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 876), as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[1] Colin Forsyth broke his arm in the 1974–75 season.[4]

Playing career

International honours

Colin Forsyth won caps for England while at Bradford Northern in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, New Zealand, and Wales.[2]

Premiership Final appearances

Colin Forsyth played in Bradford Northern's 17-8 victory over Widnes in the Premiership Final during the 1977–78 season, the 2-24 defeat by Leeds in the Premiership Final during the 1978–79 season, and the 5-19 defeat by Widnes in the Premiership Final during the 1979–80 season.

Championship appearances

Colin Forsyth played in Bradford Northern's victory in the Championship during the 1979–80 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Colin Forsyth was a reserve to travel in Featherstone Rovers' 17-12 victory over Barrow in the 1966–67 Challenge Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1967, in front of a crowd of 76,290

County Cup Final appearances

Colin Forsyth played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Featherstone Rovers' 12-25 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1966–67 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1966, and played right-prop (replaced by interchange/substitute Graham Joyce) in Bradford Northern's 18-8 victory over York in the 1978–79 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 28 October 1978.

John Player Trophy Final appearances

Colin Forsyth played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Bradford Northern's 6-0 victory over Widnes in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980.

Club career

Colin Forsyth made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Friday 22 April 1966.[5]

Personal life and death

Colin Forsyth is the father of the rugby league prop of the 2000s for York Wasps, Doncaster, and York City Knights; Craig Forsyth.

He died on 31 May 2018.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Forsyth Finds The Going Hard". rugbyleagueheritageproject.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952
  6. ^ "York rugby league community in shock after former York, England and Heworth star Colin Forsyth dies". York Press. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 

External links

  • Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk
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