|Full name||Derek Edwards|
|Died||27 January 2020|
Derek Edwards (birth unknown – 27 January 2020) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford and Keighley, as a fullback.
1 Playing career
1.1 International honours
1.2 County Honours
1.3 Challenge Cup Final appearances
1.4 County Cup Final appearances
1.5 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances
3 External links
Derek Edwards won caps for Great Britain while at Castleford in 1968 against France, in 1970 against Australia, and in 1971 against New Zealand (3 matches).
Derek Edwards was selected for the Great Britain Squad while at Castleford for the 1968 Rugby League World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. However, along with Chris Young of Hull Kingston Rovers, he did not participate in any of the three matches.
Derek Edwards won caps for Yorkshire while at Castleford as a substitute in the 12–14 defeat by Lancashire at Salford's stadium on 3 September 1969, as a substitute in the 42–3 victory over Cumberland at Hull Kingston Rovers' stadium on 1 October 1969, playing full-back in the 15–21 defeat by Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 14 September 1970, playing full-back in the 22–42 defeat by Lancashire at Leigh's stadium on 29 September 1971, and Fullback in the 17–12 victory over Cumberland at Wakefield Trinity's stadium on 20 October 1971.
Challenge Cup Final appearances
Derek Edwards played full-back in Castleford’s 11-6 victory over Salford in the 1969 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 17 May 1969, in front of a crowd of 97,939, and played full-back in the 72 victory over Wigan in the 1970 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 May 1970, in front of a crowd of 95,255.
County Cup Final appearances
Derek Edwards played full-back in Castleford's 11–22 defeat by Leeds in the 1968 Yorkshire Cup Final at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968, and played full-back in the 7–11 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the Final at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 21 August 1971.
BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances
Derek Edwards played full-back in Castleford's 40 victory over St. Helens in the Final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965, played full-back in the 7–2 victory over Swinton in the 1966 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final at Wheldon Road, Castleford on Tuesday 20 December 1966, and played full-back in the 8–5 victory over Leigh in the 1967 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 January 1968.
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