Colin Greenwood

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Colin "Col" Marius Greenwood (born Saturday 25 January 1936 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa — died Saturday 3 October 1998(1998-10-03) (aged 62) in George, Western Cape, South Africa) was a South African dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and coach of the 1960s playing representative level rugby union (RU) for South Africa, at provincial level for Western Province, and at club level for Noordelikes (Northerns), as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for South Africa, and Rugby League XIII and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, North Sydney Bears, and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, as a Wing, Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Lock/Loose forward, i.e. number 2 or 5, 6, or 13 and coaching club level rugby league (RL) for North Sydney Bears.

Playing career

International honours

Col Greenwood won a cap for South Africa (RU) while at Noordelikes (Northerns) against Ireland at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Saturday 13 May 1961, and won caps for South Africa (RL) while at Wakefield Trinity in 1963 against Australia (2 matches).

Challenge Cup final appearances

Col Greenwood played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Wakefield Trinity's 25–10 victory over Wigan in the 1962–63 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May 1963.[1]


  1. Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9

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