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Ken Kelly (rugby league)

For other people of the same name, see Ken Kelly.
Kenneth Kelly
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–72 St. Helens
1972–77 Bradford Northern
1977–87 Warrington
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979–81 England 3 1 0 0 3
1972–82 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0

Ken Kelly is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for St. Helens, Bradford Northern, and Warrington, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 6 or 7.

Playing career

International honours

Ken Kelly won caps for England while at Warrington in 1979 against Wales, in 1981 against France, and Wales, and won caps for Great Britain while at St Helens in 1972 against France (2 matches), while at Warrington in 1980 against New Zealand, and in 1982 against Australia.[1]

Challenge Cup final appearances

Ken Kelly played Stand-off/Five-eighth in St. Helens' 16-13 victory over Leeds in the 1971-72 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 13 May 1972.

Honoured at Warrington Wolves

Ken Kelly is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[2]


External links

  • International Statistics at
  • Ken Kelly at
  • Profile at
  • Hall of Fame at
  • Photograph "Ken Kelly makes a break" at
  • Photograph "Daylight training" at
  • Photograph "Second Test Match" at
  • Photograph "Ken Kelly races over" at
  • Photograph "Half time talk" at
  • Photograph "Joe Phillips memorial trophy team 1975" at
  • Photograph "No way through" at

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