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Colin Greenwood (rugby)’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroSouth African rugby union player and rugby league player and coach
Was Athlete 
Rugby union player 
Rugby league player 
From South Africa 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 25 January 1936, Cape Town
Death 3 October 1998
(aged 62 years)

Colin “Col” Marius Greenwood (25 January 1936 – 3 October 1998 (aged 62)) born in Cape Town, 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 (Heritage #674), 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, he died in George, Western Cape, South Africa.

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 1963 Challenge Cup final during the 1962–63 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1963, in front of a crowd of 84,492.

County Cup final appearances

Col Greenwood played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Wakefield Trinity’s 19-9 victory over Leeds in the 1961 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1961–62 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 11 November 1961.