Doug Laughton

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Charles Douglas Laughton
Born
Saturday, 13th May, 1944
Current Age
77 years and 258 days
Place Of Birth
Widnes, Cheshire, England

Awards & Accolades

Man Of Steel Award
1979

Biography

Great Britain Test forward (1970 Ashes-winning tour) started his career with St Helens before signing with Wigan in 1967. Laughton linked with Widnes in 1973, where he made his Test debut in the Third Test against the Kangaroos. He was offered the captaincy of the 1974 Lions but signed with C’bury instead. He then walked out on the club mid-way through the 1974 season after being sacked as first grade captain (the Bulldogs went on to make the grand final without him). Laughton returned to Australia as captain of the 1979 Lions (disparagingly named 'Dad's Army') which is remembered as the first Great Britain team not to win a Test match in Australia. As a single-minded chief executive of English club Widnes Laughton later garnered criticism concerning his treatment of Australian club players in England.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1970-71, 1973-74, 1979 15 7 -   - 21 10 5 0 66.67% List
England 1977 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1970-1979 16 7 0   0 21 10 6 0 62.50% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1970 4 1 -   - 3 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1970 4 1 0   0 3 3 1 0 75.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1974 5 - -   - - 1 4 0 20.00% List
Overall 1974 5 0 0   0 - 1 4 0 20.00% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1974 5 - -   - - 1 4 0 20.00% List
Overall 1974 5 0 0   0 - 1 4 0 20.00% List

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