Ged Dunn

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Ged Dunn
Personal information
Full name Gerald Dunn
Born Redcar, England
Playing information
Rugby union

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1967–71 Redcar
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1971–≤71 Yorkshire ≥1
Rugby league
Position Wing, Centre

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
08/1971–≥83 Hull Kingston Rovers 277+24 160 0 0 480
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1974–77 Yorkshire 6 6
1975–77 England 8 4 0 0 12
Coaching information

Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1982–95 Hull Kingston Rovers
Source: [1][2][3]

Gerald Dunn (birth unknown), also known by the nickname of "Ged", is an English former rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and rugby league coach of the 1980s and 1990s. He played representative level rugby union for Yorkshire, and at club level for Redcar RUFC, and played representative level rugby league for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, as a wing, or centre, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4,[1] and coached rugby league for Hull Kingston Rovers.[3]

Playing career

Dunn represented Yorkshire v Ulster in 1969, and was signed by Hull Kingston Rovers from Redcar RUFC in 1971. He made début for Hull Kingston Rovers in 1971 playing centre, but was moved to the wing to utilise his pace. Prolific try scorer gaining County Honours. Broke Hull Kingston Rovers tries in a season record in 1974 with 42. Is joint record holder for tries in one match scoring 6 in 1974. Was top of Rugby League try scorers also in 1974–75

Dunn won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1975 against Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Australia, in 1975 against Papua New Guinea, and in 1977 against France.[2]

Dunn played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Wing Clive Sullivan) and scored a try in Hull Kingston Rovers' 16-13 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1974 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 26 October 1974, and played right wing, i.e. number 2, in the 11-15 defeat by Leeds in the 1975 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1975.

Dunn played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored 2-tries in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977-78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977. The record for the most tries in a BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final is 2-tries, and is jointly held by; Roy Mathias, Peter Glynn, Gerald Dunn, and Stuart Wright.

Dunn's Testimonial match at Hull Kingston Rovers took place in 1983. Featherstone Rovers coached by Allan Agar, and holders of Challenge Cup after beating Hull F.C. were opposition

Later life

After retiring as a rugby league footballer at Hull Kingston Rovers, he joined the coaching staff, promoted in 1986 to Assistant Coach to Roger Millward – then George Fairbairn – Ged was a PE teacher at Bransholme High School (Winifred Holtby Academy[1]) in Kingston upon Hull for over 30 years. He influenced players like Great Britain internationals and Hull F.C. players Lee Jackson, Richard Horne, and Kirk Yeaman. Dunn also taught and influenced Graeme Horne (Hull F.C.) and Ryan Esders (Hull Kingston Rovers). Ged also had a hip replacement in 1998, and retired sometime around 2005.

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. ^ a b "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

External links

  • Redcar Rugby Union Football Club – A Brief History 1921–1996
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