Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Hull FC apps: 122
Hull FC tries: 107
International honours: Great Britain, England
Hull FC debut: 1983
Snapped up from Hunslet Parkside juniors as an 18-year-old, Garry Schofield OBE emerged as one of the most prolific try and points scorers in Hull FC history.
Although he was only at the club for four seasons before his £150,000 transfer to Leeds, he had scored over 100 tries and was just short of 200 goals.
It was a remarkable record by the centre, who went on to represent Great Britain a record 46 times in Test and World Cup matches.
‘Schoey’ possessed that rare gift of knowing where to be at the right time. A first-class poacher, he backed that up with outstanding pace and a ruthless ability to find the whitewash.
In only his sixth appearance for the Black and Whites, he picked up a Yorkshire Cup winners medal, clinching his place in the side by scoring a hat-trick against his home-town team, Leeds.
The tries continued to flow and he became the youngest player to top the English try chart with 38, beating Clive Sullivan’s post-war record of 33.
In 1985, he equaled Great Britain’s try record in a game against New Zealand with a sizzling four-try haul.
Schofield’s reputation didn’t stop growing there. He had three successful seasons in Australia with Balmain Tigers and also captained Britain 13 times.
He was honoured with an OBE for his services to Rugby League in 1994.
Schofield had spells as coach at Huddersfield, Doncaster and Bramley before switching codes to become player-coach at Redcar Rugby Union.