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Ikram Butt

Ikram Butt
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–90 Leeds Rhinos
1990–95 Featherstone Rovers 28 112
1995–96 London Broncos 4 16
Huddersfield Giants
Total 0 32 0 0 128
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 England 1 0 0 0 0
2011 Pakistan 1 0 0 0 0
Source: englandrl.co.uk

Ikram Butt is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield Giants, and London Broncos, as a Wing.

Ikram Butt was the first south Asian to play either code of international rugby for England in 1995. Founder of the British Asian Rugby Association and the British Pakistani rugby league team

In 2002-3 Ikram joined grass-roots side Victoria Rangers ARLFC for three seasons. During this time he showed he hadn't lost and of his skill from his professional days, The main reason for joining the Vics was to link up with Nigel Goodings who has formed a successful team at Victoria Rangers.

In 2009 Ikram released an autobiography called Tries and Prejudice.[1] The book has sold close to 1,000 copies with more still to be sold, he gave all the proceedes to charity.

He is currently working for Leeds Rugby as a Manager of the connecting communities project.

Playing career

International honours

Ikram Butt won a cap for England while at Featherstone Rovers in 1995 against Wales, and in doing so he became the first South Asian to play for England rugby league.[2]

He also captained Pakistan in their first ever match on 30 November 2011.[3]

Division Two Premiership Final Appearances

Ikram Butt played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Featherstone Rovers' 20-16 victory over Workington Town in the 1992–93 Division Two Premiership final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday 19 May 1993.[4]

References

External links

  • England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  • Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
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