List of Wigan Warriors players

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Wigan Warriors is an English professional rugby league club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1872, the club was a founding member of the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, and competed in the inaugural season of the Northern Union's league championship. Since then, more than 1,100 players have appeared for the club's first team. Jim Sullivan has made the most career appearances for Wigan, having played 774 games between 1921 and 1946. Sullivan is also the club's all-time top goal scorer (2,317) and point scorer (4,883), and holds the club record for most points scored in a single match, with 44 against Flimby & Fothergill in 1925.

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The try scoring record is held by Billy Boston, who touched down 478 times for the club. Martin Offiah and Shaun Edwards share the record for most tries scored in one game, with Offiah scoring ten tries against Leeds in 1992 before Edwards repeated the feat against Swinton later that year.

List of players

The following is a list of rugby league players who have made 100 or more appearances for Wigan since the formation of the Northern Union in 1895. Appearances include all official league and cup games, but exclude friendlies. The list is ordered by date of debut, then by surname and first name.

Key
SymbolMeaning
*Inducted into the Wigan Warriors Hall of Fame
^ Club record holder
+Played for Wigan prior to the formation of the Northern Union in 1895
NamePositionClub careerAppearances Tries Goals DGs PointsRepresentativeRefs
Jack Blackburn FW1895–1900+1298024
Jack Brown FW1895–1903+2582210 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
George Rigby FW1895–1902+18815249
Bill Yates FW1895–19021625015 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Reuben Collier FW1896–1908227309
Harry Ball FW1898–19031387021
Jack Hilton FW1898–19061978126
Joseph Topping FW1900–101054012
Tom Halliwell FW1900–04116309
Jimmy Blears FW1901–091277123 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Jack Barton FW1901–0921315147
Jack Mason FB1902–061532118242
Billy Anderson SO1902–06149141878 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Fred Gleave SO1903–1419320162Flag of England.svg  England
Jim Sharrock FB1903–122787135291Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Tom Whittaker FW1903–1429722066
Jimmy Leytham WG1903–112802582671308Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Bert Jenkins CN1904–203891820546Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Johnny Thomas SH1904–193881084391202Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Dick Ramsdale FW1905–20313350105Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Walter Cheetham FW1906–1013516048
Dick Silcock FW1907–1824316048Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Joe Miller WG1907–192061512457Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Lance Todd CN/WG1908–131851267392 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Charlie Seeling LF1910–20226760228 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Percy Williams FW1910–1211117051
Frank Walford WG1911–24129488160
Lew Bradley WG1911–141061170351
Percy Coldrick FW1912–24280790237Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Arthur Francis FW1912–191304144211
Harry Banks FW1913–261425015
George Owens SO1913–27218548178Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Syd Jerram SH1914–272455423208Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
George Hesketh SO1914–221142219104 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Bert Webster FW1918–2412825075
Ernest Shaw FW1919–22106331101Flag of England.svg  England
Danny Hurcombe CN/SH1919–25199723222Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Tommy Howley CN1920–2621910128359Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Frederick Roffey FW1920–2415920162Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Wilf Hodder PR1921–30277350105Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Jim Sullivan *FB1921–45774^8323174883^Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Johnny Ring WG1922–3133136841112Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jack Price LF1922–27177710213Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Tommy Parker CN1923–302401130339Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Attie Van Heerden WG1923–261271070321 Other Nationalities
George Van Rooyen SR1923–2817826078 Other Nationalities
John Sherrington LF1924–32198370111 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Tommy Beetham PR1924–3026210030 Cumberland flag.svg Cumberland
David Booysen CN/SH1924–28158522160 Other Nationalities
Jack Bennett HK1925–302105015Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Frank Stephens SR1925–302077021Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Syd Abram SH1926–32171491149
Roy Kinnear CN1927–33184810243Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Lou Brown WG1927–301301060318 Other Nationalities
Len Mason SR1927–35365505160 Other Nationalities
Arthur Binks SO1927–3012115045Flag of England.svg  England
Hal Jones SR1929–3311123069 Proposed flag of Glamorgan.svg Flag of Monmouthshire.svg Glamorgan and Monmouthshire
George Dixon SR1929–331287021
Gwynne Davies CN1930–393001270381Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
George Bennett SO1930–372321015313Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Jack Morley WG1932–392922234677Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Hector Gee SH1932–44353733225
Albert Davis SR1933–401816018
Gordon Innes CN1933–37155604188
Harold Edwards PR1933–371468024Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Joe Golby HK1934–3818210030
Alf Ellaby WG1934–36103900270 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Ken Gee *PR1935–54559545081178Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Trevor Thomas SR1936–391129027
Joe Jones FB1936–43113741103Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
George Banks PR1936–4824614042
Ivor Jones SR1936–45106343108
Ted Ward CN1938–50, 1953213574801131Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Joe Egan *HK1938–493622812108Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
John Lawrenson CN1938–48219187128817Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jackie Bowen LF1939–47149328112Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Tommy Bradshaw SH1939–51302350105Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jack Simpson LF1939–4511321063
Jack Cunliffe UB1939–5944785371997Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jack Cayzer SR1940–4411027081
Jack Maloney FB/CN1940–4410620060
Martin Ryan FB1940–523006763327Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jack Blan FW1940–47184401122 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Jack Fleming SO1941–54131410123
Frank Barton PR1941–52279350105Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jack Hilton FW1942–531371220366Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ernie Ashcroft CN1942–585302410723Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Harry Atkinson SR1943–4811616048
Gordon Ratcliffe WG1945–532121850555Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Billy Blan SR/LF1945–52255774239Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Brian Nordgren WG1946–542943121091154 Other Nationalities
Cec Mountford SO1946–502107055320 Other Nationalities
George Roughley CN1947–53123400120
Nat Silcock, Jr. SR1947–54195640192Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
John Alty SH1948–5315531093 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Ted Slevin PR/SR1949–5111316048Flag of England.svg  England
Jack Broome CN1949–56215590177Flag of England.svg  England
Ronnie Mather HK1950–5721111033 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Brian McTigue *SR/PR1951–66422443138Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Harry Street LF1951–5516332096Flag of England.svg  England
Frank Collier PR/SR1951–633232627132Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Don Platt FB1953–581082247160
Norman Cherrington SR1953–62257800240Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Billy Boston *WG1953–6748747871448Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Dave Bolton SO1954–633001274389Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Bill Sayer HK1954–6529516048Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Eric Ashton *CN1955–684972314481589Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Bill Bretherton PR1956–5911913039
John Barton PR1956–6627824072Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Rees Thomas SH1956–591025117
Roy Evans LF1957–65282340102Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Mick Sullivan WG1957–60125840252Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Fred Griffiths FB1957–62161436631455
Keith Holden CN1958–67152580174 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Geoff Lyon SR1959–69328730219 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Frank Carlton WG1960–65123950285Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Frank Parr SH1961–713099515315 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Alan Davies CN1961–64133520156 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Trevor Lake WG1962–661401320396
Colin Clarke *HK1963–774367500225Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
John Stephens PR1963–78238230069Flag of England.svg  England
Laurie Gilfedder SR/LF1963–6714317384819 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Kevin O'Loughlin U1964–753095700171Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain under-24
Bill Francis UB1964–77400159430563Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ray Ashby FB1964–6712410132Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Cliff Hill SO/CN1964–70192570171Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Danny Gardiner PR1965–68149206Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Peter Rowe CN1966–73218550165Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Colin Tyrer FB1967–742488881301890 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Doug Laughton LF1967–72185380114Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Geoff Fletcher PR1967–74143180054 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Dave Hill SO/CN1967–76329113150369Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Bill Ashurst CN/SR1968–73, 1977–78186741466520Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Brian Hogan SR1968–77207190057Flag of England.svg  England
Stuart Wright WG1969–7517310300309Flag of England.svg  England
Eddie Cunningham SR1969–741074500135 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
David Robinson SR1970–74147170051Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Keiron O'Loughlin UB1970–792609300279 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Warren Ayres SH1970–73131646204
Dennis Ashcroft PR1971–7614152019
Terry Hollingsworth UF1971–80171260078
Jim Nulty SH1972–7718541909312Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain under-24
Billy Melling SR1972–811773809123 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Bernard Coyle, Jr. SH1973–80134320096
Green Vigo WG1973–801688610260 Other Nationalities
Robert Irving SR1973–771544000120Flag of England.svg  England
Jimmy Hornby WG1973–822018730267Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain under-24
David Willicombe CN1974–801193660120Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
George Fairbairn FB1974–8020730583111267Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Dennis Ramsdale WG1976–841946240199
Steve O'Neill PR1976–81124120339Flag of England.svg  England
Nicky Kiss HK1978–892603600134Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Martin Foy SO1979–831153400103 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
John Pendlebury LF1979–8412229451182
Alan Ratcliffe FB1979–8100
Danny Campbell PR1979–85145120038
Mick Scott SR1981–84125120041
Henderson Gill WG1981–892261451060762Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Colin Whitfield FB/CN1981–851494637913937 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Shaun Wane PR1982–90149110043Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
David Stephenson CN1982–87214712866845Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Graeme West SR/PR1982–902024900189Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Brian Case PR1983–88197140054Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Shaun Edwards *SO/SH1983–974662742341146Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Steve Hampson FB1983–9330455483319Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ian Potter SR1984–88190120048Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Martin Dermott HK1985–96231210387Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ian Lucas PR1985–92178120048Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Andy Goodway SR/LF1985–922247900316Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ellery Hanley *SO/LF1985–9020418992776Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Joe Lydon UB1986–942628928316938Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Dean Bell *CN1986–942539600384Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Ian Gildart SR1987–9413940016Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain under-21
Andy Gregory *SH1987–9118217226118Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Denis Betts SR1987–95, 1998–200136712910518Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ged Byrne UB1987–901072500100 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire
Kevin Iro CN1987–9010060360312Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Andy Platt PR1988–94200240096Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Phil Clarke LF1989–95154230092Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Frano Botica *SO/WG1990–9518066827131931Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Kelvin Skerrett PR1990–96176210084Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Sam Panapa UB1991–941194500180
Neil Cowie PR1991–20013303401137Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Andy Farrell *LF1991–20053701111336193135Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Martin Offiah *WG1992–9615918613749Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Mick Cassidy SR1992–20043685200208Flag of England.svg  England / Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jason Robinson WG1992–200028117101685Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Martin Hall HK1993–9714129181153Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Gary Connolly CN1993–2002, 200431313760560Flag of England.svg  England / Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Kris Radlinski FB1993–200632318310734Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Simon Haughton SR1993–20021745500220Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Va'aiga Tuigamala CN/WG1994–971026230254Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
Henry Paul SO1994–98147781190550Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Terry O'Connor PR1994–2004306130052Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Paul Johnson CN/SR1995–20031335600224Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Mark Smith HK1999–2004124120048
Brett Dallas WG2000–0617710700428
Terry Newton HK2000–051867300292Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
David Hodgson CN/WG2000–041174800192Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Adrian Lam SH2001–0411944110188
Brian Carney WG2001–051114810194Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Stephen Wild CN/SR2001–051003000120Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Sean O'Loughlin LF2002–4508832360Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Danny Tickle SR2002–06141342172572Flag of England.svg  England A
Gareth Hock SR2003–121914800192Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Harrison Hansen SR2004–132424300172Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand / Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
Paul Prescott PR2004–1314650020Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland
Joel Tomkins SR/CN2005–11, 2014–182366500260Flag of England.svg  England
Darrell Goulding CN2005–141747200288Flag of England.svg  England
Iafeta Paleaaesina PR2006–10145210084Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Pat Richards WG2006–1322416889642468Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland
Stuart Fielden PR2006–1214130012Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Phil Bailey CN/SR2007–10101150060
Thomas Leuluai SH2007–12, 2017–2837201289Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Michael McIlorum HK2007–17241240096Flag of England.svg  England / Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland
George Carmont CN2008–121548000320Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
Andy Coley PR2008–11125130052
Lee Mossop PR2008–13, 2015–16165130052Flag of England.svg  England
Sam Tomkins FB2008–13, 2016–1821316813710956Flag of England.svg  England
Josh Charnley WG2010–161731641030862Flag of England.svg  England
Liam Farrell SR/LF2010–2499500380Flag of England.svg  England
Dom Crosby PR2012–1610270028
Matty Smith SH2012–161392230425721Flag of England.svg  England
Anthony Gelling CN2012–171155200208Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands
Ben Flower PR2012–174200080Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Sam Powell HK2012–18922114114Flag of England.svg  England Knights
Joe Burgess WG2013–1911610000400Flag of England.svg  England
George Williams SO2013–1917961701385Flag of England.svg  England
Dan Sarginson CN2014–16, 2018–191253500140Flag of England.svg  England
John Bateman SR2014–181323400136Flag of England.svg  England
Ryan Sutton PR2014–18118110044
Tony Clubb PR2014–144200080
Taulima Tautai PR2015–1913240016
Oliver Gildart CN2015–1225600224Flag of England.svg  England
Willie Isa SR2016–127120048

Historically notable players

The following subsections are lists of players who have played in a notable event whilst playing at Wigan RLFC, such as an international fixture, or else have performed exceptionally and have been recognised by club and its fans in light of these efforts.

Hall of Fame

Throughout its history, Wigan RLFC has won eighteen championships and seventeen Challenge Cups. The Hall of Fame recognises players who were integral to the club's success during these periods, and entry is by invitation-only. This a complete list of all Wigan RLFC Hall of Famers, in descending alphabetical order by surname.

Player namePosition(s)Profile
Eric Ashton (MBE) Centre Link
Dean Bell Centre Link [ permanent dead link ]
Billy Boston (MBE) Wing Link
Frano Botica Wing Link
Colin Clarke Wing Link
Shaun Edwards (OBE) Halfback Link
Joe Egan Hooker Link
Ken Gee Prop Link
Andy Gregory Halfback Link
Ellery Hanley (MBE) Lock Link [ permanent dead link ]
Brian McTigue Prop Link
Martin Offiah (MBE) Wing Link
Jim Sullivan Fullback Link

Testimonials

Once players have been at a club for a certain length of time (usually ten years), they may be offered a friendly game celebrating their time at the club, known as a testimonial match. This is a list of players who have received testimonials from Wigan RLFC, in ascending chronological order with respect to when they received it.

Team of the Decade

In 2005 during the tenth season of the current Super League championship format, the fans of Wigan RLFC voted for their best thirteen players of the 'Nighties' and the 'Naughties', called the Team of the Decade. This is a list of the ballot's resulting thirteen players. [1]

No.Player namePositionYears at club
1 Kris Radlinski (MBE) Fullback 1993–2006
2 Jason Robinson (OBE) Wing 1992–2000
3 Va'aiga Tuigamala (MNZM) Centre 1993–1996
4 Gary Connolly Centre 1992–2002, 2004
5 Martin Offiah (MBE) Wing 1991–1996
6 Henry Paul Five-eighth 1994–1998
7 Shaun Edwards (OBE) Halfback 1983–1996
8 Craig Smith Prop 2002–2004
9 Terry Newton Hooker 2000–2005
10 Terry O'Connor Prop 1994–2004
11 Denis Betts Second-row 1986–1995, 1998–2001
12 Mick Cassidy Second-row 1990–2004
13 Andy Farrell (OBE) Lock 1991–2004

Footnotes

  1. "Team of the Decade". wiganwarriors.com (Wigan Warriors). Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009.

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