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#1 scrape_goose

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Article on BBC, talking to the bloke that discovered Ryan Giggs, few mentions of RL.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otball/25142851

 

"Even at that age I knew he was an absolute gem. His dad was a class act as a rugby league winger and young Ryan had his speed and balance to swerve past people as though they weren't there

 

"He was naturally gifted and also played rugby for his school, attracting interest from Wigan and St Helens, who both wanted to sign him

 

He has always been chatty when the subject is football or, his other favourite sport, rugby league. When he was a kid I never heard him talk about anything else, not even girls."

 

 



#2 Futtocks

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:50 AM

Remarkable longevity - the Jeff Grayshon of Football! ;) 


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#3 Griff9of13

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

When he was a kid I never heard him talk about anything else, not even girls.

 

Well he seemed to make up for that in later life! :D


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#4 Futtocks

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:53 AM



Well he seemed to make up for that in later life! :D

If you recall the terms of the superinjunction, he was very determined not to talk about girls in later life too.


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#5 marklaspalmas

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:54 AM

His dad was a stand-off. SWinton fans loved him but Im not sure if he ever played top flight RL. Maybe one season.


 

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#6 sweaty craiq

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

Swinton were yo-yo then and Danny Wilson was a class act when he wanted to be



#7 Doghead

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:24 AM

He played stand off, good player, hard as nails. if anybody saw Paul Walsh the Welsh lad who played for Widnes, bit smaller but very similar player.



#8 Johnoco

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

I've only seen footage of his dad but he looked very good.

#9 ehbandit

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

didn't danny wilson play for wales?

#10 Blind side johnny

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

didn't danny wilson play for wales?

 

 

Well he was Welsh, so he probably did. Ryan Giggs was also born in Wales and played his international soccer for them too.


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#11 ehbandit

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:33 AM

just had a look, 5 caps

#12 Viking Warrior

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:43 AM

Well he was Welsh, so he probably did. Ryan Giggs was also born in Wales and played his international soccer for them too.


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#13 gingerjon

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

giggs also played for england under17's

 

Because the home nations have a mutual agreement on players playing for the country they're living in rather than the one they might commit to.


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#14 JohnM

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

Did I ever mention I went to the same primary school as Giggsy?  my sporting prowess clearly rubbed off on him!

 

http://grosvenorroadprimary.org/

 

http://www.mancheste...n-giggs-6351096



#15 Steve Fox

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:49 PM

Danny Wilson played the first half of a First Division game for Widnes at Warrington in March (?) 1977 as an unnamed trialist. I think he played stand off.

He stunk and was subbed at half time although it seems bizarre in retrospect, putting a bloke in a highly competitive top flight fixture in a sport he's never played before and expecting him to do well.

 

Edit: here's the game. He was replaced at half time by teenager John Myler who was also making his debut.

 

http://www.rugby.wid...php?fullid=2883


Edited by Steve Fox, 29 November 2013 - 11:21 PM.


#16 topchef

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:55 AM

Danny Wilson was a handy Stand-off for Swinton.  Played for Wales against England at Ebbw Vale or Bridgend about 1983.  

 

The England team in that game was a bit like the England Knights of today.  Barrow's David Cairns played for England that day.  

 

It was televised by BBC Wales or maybe S4C.


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