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Vic Yorke York RLs pointscoring legend Vic Yorke dies aged 75 From York Press
Died  July 2009, Acomb, United Kingdom

Victor "Vic" S. Yorke (b. 1933 — July 2009) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative level for English League XIII, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Old Priory Youth Club ARLFC, York, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums, he died in Acomb.

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International honours

Vic Yorke played left-prop, i.e. number 8 for English League XIII while at York and scored 4-conversions in 8–26 defeat by France at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 22 November 1958.

County honours

Vic Yorke won caps for Yorkshire while at York.

County Cup Final appearances

Vic Yorke played right-prop, i.e. number 10, and scored a conversion in York's 8-15 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1957 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 19 October 1957.

Club career

Vic Yorke's début for York was made against Hunslet at Clarence Street, York on Monday 19 April 1954, his first conversion was scored against Hull Kingston Rovers at Craven Park, Hull on Monday 23 August 1954, his last game was played against Hull F.C. at Clarence Street, York on Saturday 19 November 1966.

Career records

Vic Yorke holds York's "Most points in a career" record with 2159-points, "Most conversions in a career" record with 1060-conversions, and "Most conversions in a game" record with 11-conversions against Whitehaven on Saturday 6 September 1958.

He previously held York's "Most points in a season" record with 301-points set in the 1957–58 season, broken by Graham Steadman who scored 318-points in 1984–85 season, and the "Most conversions in a season" record with 146-goals also set in the 1957–58 season, broken by Danny Brough who scored 174-goals in the 2004 season.

Honoured at York Rugby League

Yorke was inducted into the York Rugby League Hall of Fame in March 2013.

References

Vic Yorke Wikipedia


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