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Tony Fisher (rugby)

Anthony Fisher
Personal information
Full name Anthony Fisher
Nickname Tony
Born Swansea, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Swansea RFC
Rugby league
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–70 Bradford Northern
1970–75 Leeds
1978 Bradford Northern
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968–78 Wales 16 1 0 0 3
1970–78 Great Britain 11 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
≤1988–≥89 Bramley
≤1990–≥91 Keighley
≤1993–≥94 Doncaster
≤1996–≥96 Dewsbury
Total 0 0 0 0
Years Team Gms W D L W%
≤1995–≥95 South Africa

Anthony "Tony" Fisher is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, and coach of the 1980s and '90s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Swansea RFC, as a Hooker, i.e. number 2, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Bradford Northern (twice), Leeds, and Castleford, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums, and coaching representative level rugby league (RL) for South Africa, and at club level for Bramley, Keighley, Doncaster, and Dewsbury.[1]

Playing career

International honours

Tony Fisher won caps for Wales (RL) while at Bradford in 1970 against England, while at Leeds in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, England, Australia, New Zealand, while at Castleford in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against England, Australia, and New Zealand, and in 1977 against England, and France, and while at ? in 1978 against Australia, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Bradford/Leeds in 1970 against Australia (2 matches), New Zealand (3 matches), and Australia (2 matches), while at Leeds in 1971 against France (2 matches), and in 1978 against Australia (2 matches).[2]

Challenge Cup final appearances

Tony Fisher played Hooker in Leeds' 13-16 defeat to St. Helens in the 1971-72 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 13 May 1972.


  • Match programme - Wales vs France (16 Feb 1975)

External links

  • International Statistics at
  • Player statistics at
  • Coach statistics at
  • Statistics at
  • Photograph "Fisher double tackled" at
  • Photograph "A word in your ear" at
  • Photograph "Syd Hynes" at
  • Photograph "Fisher and Rhodes" at
  • Photograph "Tony Fisher Scores" at
  • Photograph "No Escape" at
  • Photograph "Miss Bradford Northern presents trophy" at
  • Photograph "Fisher hauled down" at
  • Team – Past Players – F at (profile missing)

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