Clive Sullivan immortalized by google


As history will tell, google doodle immortalizes the Great Britain’s first black captain who broke down barriers. Clive A. Sullivan MBE was a Welsh rugby league player. A Great Britain and Wales international winger, he played for both Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers in his career, and also for Oldham and Doncaster. Captaining Great Britain in 1972, he was the first black captain for Great Britain in any sport.

Born in Cardiff, Sullivan’s rugby journey began in 1961 whilst being part of the army. Whilst there, the 17-year-old was chosen to play in an inter-corps match and despite having injury doubts, he shown a great deal of potential that made him an eye catcher. After an unsuccessful trial with Bradford Northern, the youngster was eventually picked up by Hull FC who saw something in the raw teenager.In his 13-years whilst at Hull, he made 352 appearances and scored 250 tries and although he did not go on to win a RFL First Division Championship whilst there, he starred during Hull’s Yorkshire County Cup victory during the 1969-70 season after scoring a try in the final against Featherstone. By 1974, he went on to sign for city rivals Hull KR and again, his try scoring exploits took centre stage, scoring 118 tries in 213 appearances for the Robins. read more

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