SARL Hall Of Fame
Alan Leslie Skene
Alan Skene , born in Cape Town was a South African dual code rugby union/rugby league international
In 1958 he was signed by Wakefield Trinity rugby league in England from Western province rugby.
He played in a Rugby Football League Championship final loss to Wigan in 59/60
Two winning Challenge Cup finals in 59/60 against Hull and against Huddersfield in 61/62
Both matches were played at Wembley Stadium. There was also a successful Yorkshire cup win over Huddersfield in 60/61. Whilst in England in 61/62 , Skene was selected in two representative matches for the Rugby League XIII side. 1963 saw Skene selected at centre in two tests for South Africa on their tour of Australia. South Africa went down 34 – 6 in Brisbane and 54 – 21 in Sydney. Despite the losses , He was invited to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the remainder of the 1963 season before returning to England.
During an illustrious career , Alan Skene was held in high esteem by his peers as a gifted and fleet footed centre and five eighth
Wakefield Trinity 136 matches 69 tries
Rugby League XIII 2 matches 2 tries
South Africa 2 matches
South Sydney 12 matches 2 tries
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