Brian Hogan (rugby league)

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Brian Hogan
Personal information
Full nameBrian Hogan
Born (1947-12-10) 10 December 1947 (age 73)
Playing information
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight16 st 0 lb (102 kg)
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1964–68 St. Helens 43+1060018
1968–72 Wigan 107+14100030
1972–73 Bradford Northern 15+10000
1973–74 Widnes 271003
1974–78 Wigan 84+290027
1980–82 Widnes 9990027
1982–83 Oldham 343009
Total4363800114
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1971–75 Lancashire 40000
1975–77 England 51003
Source: [1] [2]

Brian Hogan (born 10 December 1947) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for England and Lancashire, and at club level for Parr Central ARLFC (in Parr, St Helens), St. Helens, Wigan (two spells), Bradford Northern, Widnes (two spells), and Oldham, as a prop, or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums. [1] [3]

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Playing career

International honours

Brian Hogan won caps for England while at Wigan in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Wales, France, New Zealand, and Australia, and in 1977 against Wales. [2]

County League championships

Brian Hogan played in Wigan's victory in the Lancashire League during the 1969–70 season. [4]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Brian Hogan played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Bradford Northern's 14-33 defeat by Featherstone Rovers in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1973, in front of a crowd of 72,395.

County Cup Final appearances

Brian Hogan played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in St. Helens' 2-2 draw with Warrington in the 1967 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1967–68 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 7 October 1967 (he was replaced by Eric Chisnall in the replay), was an interchange/substitute in the 30-2 victory over Oldham in the 1968 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Friday 25 October 1968, played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Wigan's 13-16 defeat by Workington Town in the 1977 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 29 October 1977, and played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Widnes' 11-0 victory over Workington Town in the 1979 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 8 December 1979. [5]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Brian Hogan played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1968, [6] and played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 7-15 defeat by Bramley in the 1973 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1973-74 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on Tuesday 18 December 1973, and played left-prop in the 13-7 victory over St. Helens in the 1978 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1978–79 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 12 December 1978.

John Player Trophy Final appearances

Les Gorley played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 0-6 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980.

Notable tour matches

Brian Hogan was an interchange/substitute in St. Helens' 8-4 victory over Australia at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 24 October 1967.

Club career

Brian Hogan made his début for St. Helens in the 21-9 victory over Blackpool Borough in the Championship match during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Friday 17 December 1965, and he played his last match for St. Helens in the 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968. [6] Four days later, he made his début for Wigan in the 14-2 victory over Workington Town at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 21 December 1968. He played his last match in his second period with Wigan in the 21-15 victory over Castleford at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 22 January 1978.

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