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Some African players over the years: Len Killeen, Trevor Lake, Gert Coetzer, Jaco Booysen, Hugh Murray, Toby du Toit, David Barends, Arthur Larard, James Megson, William Mart, Attie van Heerden, Constant van der Spuy, Carl Burger, David Booysen, Fred Oliver, Ian Clark, Ken Morrson, Jack Pansegrouw, Fred Griffiths, Ronnie Colin, Ivor Dorrington, Ted Brophy, Ernie & Ossie Deysel, Athol Brown, Jan Prinsloo, Tommy Gentles, Jan Lotriet, Alan Skene, Wilf Rosenberg, George van Rooyen, Hugh Gillespe, Tony Forster, Percy Landsberg, Colin Greenwood, Goolam Abed, Louis Neumann, Noor Daniels, Andile (Duncan) Pikoli, Salie Schroder, Johnny Gaydon... plenty more, when I check my copy of 'Tries and Conversions' again.

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As Ash Hope has already mentioned in an earlier thread, Hull KR fielded two American grid iron players, Tim Anchors and Pat Kelly, in a first team game at Widnes in 1980.

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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Just now, Hela Wigmen said:

Wasn’t that Oldham, not Hull KR?

They definitely played for Hull KR. Played most of that season in their 'A' team but got a game at Widnes that day as Hull KR were resting some of their squad ahead of a game that I would have preferred not to recall.

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1 minute ago, Ullman said:

They definitely played for Hull KR. Played most of that season in their 'A' team but got a game at Widnes that day as Hull KR were resting some of their squad ahead of a game that I would have preferred not to recall.

We’re both right. 

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A quick skim through trinity in addition to those already mentioned...

Judah Masive - Zimbabwe 

Milan Kosanovic - Yugoslavia (Serbia)

John Hawley - Scotland 

Rudolph Hasse - SAfrica

James McLaren - Scotland 

Peter Murphy - Scotland 

 

and in the current squad

Titus Gwaze - Zimbabwe 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Jinking Jimmy said:

Two Italians at Wigan (1957) Tony Rossi (possibly not real name) and Tony Romano. I think Wigan also gave trials to an American called Chuck Wiseman, possibly early sixties.

Thanks Jimmy, Tony Rossi was the one I was thinking of.

 

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13 hours ago, Hela Wigmen said:

Yeah, Springer is from South America. 

But, technically, also from France.  I think French Guiana is an overseas department, so it returns representatives to Paris in French general elections and is territorially within the EU. 

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14 hours ago, ShevWig90 said:

How many players can you name that have played in the English top tier from 1895 until present  that have not been born in the following countries  England, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, France, Pacific Islands and PNG?

I would say Stanley Gene, although born in PNG, is the only one old enough but he stopped playing a while back.

Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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1 hour ago, Old Frightful said:

I would say Stanley Gene, although born in PNG, is the only one old enough but he stopped playing a while back.

? I once saw Stanley Gene in a Wigan nightclub and asked him how old he was his reply was "I don't know mate"

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