Harold Poynton Athlete

Harold Poynton is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 6, or 7. Harold Poynton played Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6, in Great Britain's 10–17 defeat to Australia in the second Ashes Test Match at Lang Park, Brisbane on Saturday 30 June 1962, and the 18–17 victory over Australia in the third Ashes Test Match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 14 July 1962, and played Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7, in the 8–27 defeat to New Zealand in the second Test Match at Carlaw Park, Auckland on Saturday 11 August 1962. Harold Poynton played Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6, and was captain and scored a try in Wakefield Trinity's 21–9 victory over St. Helens in the 1966–67 Rugby Football League Championship final replay at Station Road, Swinton on Wednesday 10 May 1967, and was captain and scored a goal the 17–10 victory over Hull in the 1967–68 Rugby Football League Championship final at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 4 May 1968.

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