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Len McIntyre, British rugby league player, died he was 78.


James Leonard “Len” McIntyre  in Wigan) was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, Rugby League XIII, and Lancashire, and at club level for St. Helens, Barrow, Oldham, Liverpool City, Wigan, Warrington, and Widnes, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums, after retiring from playing he became the Warrington colts (youth team) coach  died he was 78..

(birth registered July–September 1933 in Wigan — 25 January 2012)

Playing career

International honours

Len McIntyre represented Rugby League XIII while at Oldham in 1961 against New Zealand at White City Stadium, Manchester, and won a cap for Great Britain while at Oldham in the 12-50 defeat to Australia at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 9 November 1963.[4]

County honours

Len McIntyre represented Lancashire while at Oldham.

Challenge Cup final appearances

Len McIntyre played Hooker in St. Helens‘ 13-2 victory over Halifax in the 1955–56 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 April 1956.

County Cup final appearances

Len McIntyre played Hooker in St. Helens‘ 3-10 defeat to Oldham in the 1956–57 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan in 1956.

Division Two Championship

Len McIntyre was at Oldham during the 1963–64 Division Two Championship winning season.

Club career

Len McIntyre made his début for St. Helens on Monday 19 April 1954
away to Huddersfield, playing his final match for St. Helens in Saturday
10 August 1957 home to Barrow, was signed from St. Helens by Barrow in
1957 for £750 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be
approximately £36,100 in 2010),[5]
made his début for Oldham on Saturday 28 February 1959 away to
Whitehaven, made his début for Wigan on Wednesday 24 August 1966 away to
Leigh, playing his final match for Wigan on Monday 15 April 1968 home
to Salford, made his début for Warrington on Tuesday 24 September 1968
home to Huyton, playing his final match for Warrington in Saturday 5
December 1970 away to Leeds, in January 1971 he was swapped by
Warrington for Widnes Prop Brian Larkin [1] (ex-Wigan circa-1963).

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