Greg Mackey

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Greg Mackey
Personal information
Born(1961-10-20)20 October 1961
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [1]
Died24 September 2014(2014-09-24) (aged 52)
Sydney, Australia [1]
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Halfback
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1980–83 South Sydney 2860018
1983–84 Paris Châtillon XIII
1984–88 Illawarra Steelers 1052930122
1989 Canterbury Bulldogs 1440016
1989–90 Warrington 920311
1989–92 Hull F.C. 95180678
1992–96 Warrington 1141741793
1996 Huddersfield Giants 2030315
Total38579729353
Source: [2]

Greg "Bluey" Mackey (20 October 1961 – 24 September 2014) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. Mackey played at club level for South Sydney Rabbitohs for three seasons between 1980-1983, Illawarra Steelers for five seasons between 1984-1988, [3] Paris Châtillon XIII, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for one season in 1989, Warrington (twice), Huddersfield and Hull FC, usually as a five-eighth or halfback, [2] and was Captain of Hull during the 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons. [4]

Mackey played scrum-half in Warrington's 24-16 victory over Oldham in the 1989 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 14 October 1989.

Mackey played scrum-half in Warrington's 10-40 defeat by Wigan in the 1994–95 Regal Trophy Final during the 1994–95 season at Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday 28 January 1995. [5]

Mackey played scrum-half, was captain, and was man of the match, winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Hull FC's 14-4 victory over Widnes in the Premiership Final during the 1990–91 season at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 12 May 1991. [2]

Mackey played in Warrington's 0-24 defeat by Australia on the 1994 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Wednesday 9 November 1994.

Mackey died on 24 September 2014, 26 days short of his 53rd birthday. He had been battling cancer. [6]

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
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