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Name  Carl Dooler

Died  July 29, 2010, North Shields, United Kingdom

Carl Dooler (30 March 1943 — 29 July 2010 (aged 67)) birth registered in Lower Agbrigg district, was an English miner, rigger, and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, and 1970s, playing at representative level for Great Britain (non-Test matches), and Yorkshire, and at club level for Sharlston Rovers ARLFC [1], Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 415), Hull Kingston Rovers, York, and Batley, as a scrum-half/halfback, i.e. number 7, he died in North Shields.


International honours

Carl Dooler represented Great Britain while at Featherstone Rovers on the 1966 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand in fifteen non-Test matches.

County honours

Carl Dooler won caps for Yorkshire while at Featherstone Rovers; during the 1962–63 season against Cumberland, and Lancashire, and during the 1967–68 season against Australia.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Carl Dooler played scrum-half/halfback, scored a drop goal, and was man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in Featherstone Rovers' 17-12 victory over Barrow in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1967, in front of a crowd of 76,290.

County Cup Final appearances

Carl Dooler played scrum-half/halfback and was sent off for tripping an opponent (later found not guilty by the disciplinary panel) in Featherstone Rovers' 12-25 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1966 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1966.

Club career

Carl Dooler made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 3 December 1960, he appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored.

Honoured at Featherstone Rovers

Carl Dooler is a Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame inductee.

Genealogical information

Carl Dooler was the cousin of the rugby league wing who played in the 1960s for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 439); Vaughan Thomas.


Carl Dooler Wikipedia

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