Nigel Wright (rugby league)

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Nigel Wright
Personal information
Full nameNigel Wright
Born (1973-11-08) 8 November 1973 (age 47)
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1990–93 Wakefield Trinity 27+6612654
1993–98 Wigan 36110448
1994–95(loan)Wakefield 1965311141
1998–2000 Huddersfield 101004
Total98246521247
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1993–95 GB Under 21 3+10000
1995 England 10011
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
2011 Barrow Raiders
Source: [1] [2] [3]

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Nigel Wright (8 November 1973) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, and has coached in the 2010s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Stanley Rangers ARLFC, Wakefield Trinity, Wigan and Huddersfield Giants as a stand-off, or loose forward, [1] and coached for Barrow Raiders. [3]

Contents

Playing career

International honours

Nigel Wright won a cap for England while at Wakefield Trinity in 1995 against France. [2] He is one of only eight players to have scored a drop goal for England. [5]

Club career

Wright is the joint-fifth youngest player (along with Neil Fox) to make his début for Wakefield Trinity aged 16-years and 3-months in 1990.[ citation needed ]

Wright played stand-off and scored a goal, and a drop goal in Trinity's 29–16 victory over Sheffield Eagles in the 1992–93 Yorkshire County Cup Final at Elland Road, Leeds on 18 October 1992. [6]

In 1993, Wigan paid Wakefield a fee of £140,000 for Wright. A series of ankle injuries limited his impact at Wigan. [7]

Coaching

In 2011, Nigel was briefly head coach of Barrow Raiders from 15 Mar-5 Jul.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 1 2 "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. RL Record Keepers' Club
  5. "Drop Goal Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 23 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN   1-85983-429-9
  7. "Tickle follows Lydon's lead". bbc.co.uk. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Garry Schofield
2011
Coach
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Barrow Raiders

2011
Succeeded by
Dave Clarke
2011