Harry Pinner

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Harry Pinner
Personal information
Full name Harold Pinner
Born (1956-09-26) 26 September 1956 (age 62)
St. Helens, England
Playing information
Position Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
3 October 1974–86 St. Helens 322+10 78 140 73 604
1986–88 Widnes 37 2
1987–88 Leigh
1988–89 Bradford Northern
1989–90 Carlisle
Total 369 80 140 73 604
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1980–81 England 3 0 0 2 2
1980–86 Great Britain 7 0 0 1 1
Source: [1][2][3]

Harold Pinner (born 26 September 1956[4]), also known by the nickname of "Harry", is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for St. Helens, Widnes, Leigh, Bradford Northern, and Carlisle, as a loose forward, i.e. number 13.[1]

Background

Harry Pinner was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, he was the landlord of the Victoria Inn public house, in Newton-le-Willows, and Parr Arms public house, in Grappenhall, Warrington.

Playing career

International honours

Harry Pinner won caps for England while at St. Helens in 1980 against Wales, and France, in 1981 against France,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens in 1980 against New Zealand (sub), New Zealand, in 1985 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1986 against France, and while at Widnes in 1986 against Australia.[3]

Only three players have scored drop goals for both England & Great Britain, they are Bobbie Goulding, Sean Long, and Harry Pinner.

Premiership Final appearances

Harry Pinner played loose forward/lock, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in St. Helens' 36–16 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the Premiership Final during the 1984–85 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 May 1985.

County Cup Final appearances

Harry Pinner played loose forward/lock in St. Helens 0–16 defeat by Warrington in the 1982 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1982–83 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 October 1982, and played loose forward/lock in the 28–16 victory over Wigan in the 1984 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 28 October 1984.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Harry Pinner played loose forward/lock in St. Helens' 11–26 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Craven Park, Kingston upon Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977, and played loose forward/lock in the 7–13 defeat by Widnes in the 1978 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1978–79 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 12 December 1978.

Honoured at St Helens R.F.C.

Harry Pinner is a St Helens R.F.C. Hall of Fame inductee.[5]

Genealogical information

Harry Pinner is the nephew of the rugby league footballer for St Helens, Warrington, Blackpool Borough, and Liverpool City Harold 'Ike' Fishwick[1], and the rugby league footballer for St Helens Bill Fishwick[2].

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 "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ "St Helens Hall of Fame". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

External links

  • Profile at saints.org.uk
  • Photograph "1980 Great Britain v New Zealand - Only 10,946 attended this game at Odsal but it was still the biggest Test match crowd of the series. New Zealand won the game 12-8. - 01/01/1980" at rlhp.co.uk
  • Photograph "Harry Pinner - Harry Pinner signed for Bradford Northern from St Helens in 1988. He was a classic ball playing loose forward. - 01/01/1988" at rlhp.co.uk
  • Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv
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