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John Holmes

John Holmes

(1952 – 2009)

  • You are in my thoughts John. R.I.P.
    Lit by Thomas Lang
  • The rugby world mourns. RIP.
    Lit by James Smith
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John Holmes

John Holmes
(1952 – 2009)

In memory of

John Holmes

(1952 – 2009)
About John
This is an online obituary to John Holmes. He was an English former rugby league footballer of the late 1960s, 70s and 80s. He played for Leeds and also represented England and Great Britain, with whom he won the 1972 Rugby League World Cup. In a career spanning from 1968 to 1989, Holmes made a club record 625 appearances for Leeds, starting his career as a full-back or centre and later switching to stand-off, i.e. number 6. He played in nineteen major finals for Leeds winning all but five. He played at the highest level representing Yorkshire, England and Great Britain. He made 20 appearances between 1971 and 1982 for Great Britain, and was a World Cup winner for Great Britain in 1972 at the age of twenty. This
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memorial is to honour his life and his achievements.
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Sep 2009
Miles Emmer
wrote:
First Bobby Robson and now John Holmes. We seem to be losing a lot of our "gentleman" sports personalities. I hope our current stock of Rugby and Football players learn to respect the game, their fans and each other. They could learn a lot from these past greats. Rest in peace John.
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Sep 2009
Norman Flint
wrote:
As a Leeds fan of many years I just wanted to pay my respects to Holmesy. My best wishes to your family.
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Sep 2009
Thomas Lang
wrote:
I lit a candle out of respect for the man. He played with a gusto and finesse that was breathtaking. As far as I know he has a record number of appearances for leeds and I don't think we'll see his kind again. It was a shock to hear that he had passed away. Modern RL could learn a LOT from his ilk. R.I.P John
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Sep 2009
Gary Fielding
wrote:
I saw John play at Headingly many times. He was a true gentleman and an amazing player! Its such a shame that his life has been cut short. He entertained so many of us over the years. Rest In Peace John.
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Kindly lit by
Thomas Lang
on 4th Jul 2015
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You are in my thoughts John. R.I.P.
Kindly lit by
James Smith
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
The rugby world mourns. RIP.
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John Holmes

This is an online obituary to John Holmes. He was an English former rugby league footballer of the late 1960s, 70s and 80s. He played for Leeds and also represented England and Great Britain, with whom he won the 1972 Rugby League World Cup. In a career spanning from 1968 to 1989, Holmes made a club record 625 appearances for Leeds, starting his career as a full-back or centre and later switching to stand-off, i.e. number 6. He played in nineteen major finals for Leeds winning all but five. He played at the highest level representing Yorkshire, England and Great Britain. He made 20 appearances between 1971 and 1982 for Great Britain, and was a World Cup winner for Great Britain in 1972 at the age of twenty. This...

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