Clive Sullivan

Rugby League - 2009

Clive Sullivan was captain of the Great Britain team that won the 1972 Rugby League World Cup, scoring a try in each of his side’s four games in the tournament, including a length of the field effort against Australia that earned a 10-10 draw to clinch the trophy.

Born in Splott, Cardiff, he joined the Army and had rugby league trials in his late teens. He eventually joined Hull and went on to play 352 games for the club, scoring 250 tries. He then switched to Hull Kingston Rovers and added 118 tries in 213 games. The road into Hull was named Clive Sullivan Way in his honour.

He made his full Great Britain debut in 1966-67 and marked it by scoring the winning try against France in the last minute. He also featured in the 1968 World Cup series in Australia and captained Wales at the 1975 World Cup. He won 17 caps for Great Britain. IN 1974 he was honoured with an MBE.

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Clive Sullivan (Rugby League player) Born in Cardiff on 9 April, 1943; Died in Hull on 8 October, 1985