People

Brian Gabbitas’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroEnglish rugby league player
Is Athlete 
Rugby league player 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 1 January 1935, Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber
Age:85 years

Brian L. Gabbitas (birth registered April→June 1935 (age 81–82)) birth registered in Leeds district, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s playing at representative level for Great Britain and English League XIII, and at club level for Hunslet, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6.

Playing career

International honours

Brian Gabbitas won a cap for Great Britain while at Hunslet in 1959 against France.

Brian Gabbitas played Stand-off/Five-eighth for English League XIII while at Hunslet in the 8-26 defeat by France on Saturday 22 November 1958 at Knowsley Road, St. Helens.

Challenge Cup Final appearance

Brian Gabbitas played Stand-off in Hunslet’s 16-20 defeat by Wigan in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016.

Wigan’s Ray Ashby, and Hunslet’s Brian Gabbitas, jointly won the Lance Todd Trophy for man of the match in the 1965 Challenge Cup final, it was the first time two players polled the same number of votes.

County Cup Final appearance

Brian Gabbitas played Stand-off in Hunslet’s 12-2 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.