|Full name||Terence A. Clawson|
|Born||9 April 1940|
|Died||2 September 2013 (aged 73)|
Terence "Terry" A. Clawson (9 April 1940 – 2 September 2013) was an English World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played from the 1950s through to the 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain between 1962 and 1974, and was part of the 1972 Rugby League World Cup winning squad. He also played for Yorkshire, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 390) (captain), Bradford Northern, Leeds, Hull Kingston Rovers, Oldham, York, Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 859), Hull FC and South Newcastle (of the Newcastle Rugby League in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), as a goal-kicking prop or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12. He coached at club level for South Newcastle and Featherstone Rovers.
Clawson as born in Normanton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he worked as a coal miner both during, and after, his playing career, in 2000, he released an autobiography, entitled All the Wrong Moves, he died aged 73 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.
Clawson started his career at Featherstone Rovers, making his début aged 17 against Bramley on Saturday 28 December 1957. He won his first club trophy in 1959, Terry Clawson played loose forward in Featherstone Rovers' 15-14 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1959–60 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1959–60 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1959. In 1963, it was discovered that Clawson had contracted tuberculosis, threatening to bring his rugby league career to an end. He made a full recovery however, although he missed the majority of the 1963–64 season.
Terry Clawson played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and scored 4-goals in Bradford Northern's 17–8 victory over Hunslet in the 1965–66 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1965.
Hull Kingston Rovers
In October 1968, Hull Kingston Rovers signed Clawson in an exchange deal which saw Geoff Wriglesworth and Frank Foster join Bradford Northern. He went to make 111 appearances for the club before joining Leeds in 1971.
Clawson played for Leeds in the 1971–72 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Wembley Stadium, but ended up on the losing side in a 13–16 defeat by St. Helens. A week later, he played and scored three conversions in Leeds 9–5 victory over St Helens in the Championship Final during the 1971–72 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 May 1972, and was awarded the Harry Sunderland Trophy for his man of the match performance.
Clawson played left-prop, i.e. number 8, (replaced by interchange/substitute Tony Fisher) and scored 5-goals in Leeds' 36–9 victory over Dewsbury in the 1972–73 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, and played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in the 7–2 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1973–74 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973.
Clawson played left-prop, i.e. number 8, and scored 2-goals in Leeds' 12–7 victory over Salford in the 1972–73 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.
Clawson spent 12 months at Oldham before moving on to York. He went to have second spells at Bradford Northern and Featherstone Rovers, and also played for Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield and Hull FC, where he played his last match in 1980, aged 40.
Terry Clawson won caps for Great Britain while at Featherstone Rovers in 1962 against France (2 matches), while at Leeds in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France and Australia, while at Oldham in 1973 against Australia (3 matches), and in 1974 against France (2 matches), Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches).
Terry Clawson is the father of the rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s for Bradford Northern, and is a strength and conditioning coach; Martin Clawson, and the rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s for Featherstone Rovers, Oldham and Swinton; Neil Clawson.
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- Mather, Harold (30 January 1965). "Stalls are set out in the transfer market". The Guardian. London. p. 12.
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- Caplan, Phil (5 September 2013). "Terry Clawson RIP". Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
- "1970–1979". Newcastle Rugby League. sportingpulse.com. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
- Leeson, John (31 December 2011). "Souths honour greatest players". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- !Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk (statistics currently missing due to not having appeared for both Great Britain, and England)
- Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk
- Photograph "Terry Clawson - Terry Clawson tries to break through the Hull KR defence. - 07/03/1976" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Debutant Clawson - New signing Terry Clawson back at Odsal for the second time, at Number 8. - 18/01/1976" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Clawson held - Terry Clawson is held by two Featherstone defenders in the snow at Odsal. - 27/02/1977" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Father and son - Terry Clawson measures son Martin up for his shirt on signing for the club." at rlhp.co.uk
- (archived by web.archive.org) Kangaroos beat Lions at Wilderspool
- RFL leads tributes to Clawson
- Former Bradford Northern player Terry Clawson dies
- Terry Clawson at marklaspalmas.blogspot.co.uk
- Leeds mourn death of one of RL’s ‘great characters’
- Death of former Rovers star Clawson
- (archived by web.archive.org) Rugby League mourns World Cup winner Clawson
- (archived by web.archive.org) Obituary at announce.jpress.co.uk