Alan Burwell

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Alan Burwell (birth registered January→March 1943 (age 75–76) in Kingston upon Hull district[1]) was an English rugby league footballer for the Hull Kingston Rovers, Canterbury Bulldogs, and for the Great Britain national side.

Alan was one of Hull Kingston Rovers outstanding British three-quarters of the 1960s. He joined the “Robins” from local Amateur Rugby League in 1961 and went on to make 233 full appearances for the club, scoring 106 tries. He scored Hull K.R.’s only try (playing Stand-off/Five-eighth) in their 1964 Wembley Cup Final defeat by Widnes.

Alan’s first international honours were playing for Great Britain Under-24s against France at Bayonne in 1966, and he made his Test début as a substitute against Australia in the 1967 Ashes series. In addition he went on to play in seven further full internationals for Great Britain, including those on the 1968 World Cup tour which qualified him as a Lion. Pen pictures of this Hull K.R. favourite always gave his profession as a Chemist.


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