Rugby League Heroes: Danny Wilson

A mercurial and enigmatic stand-off or centre for Swinton Lions in the 1980s, the Danny Wilson story has always been worth telling. He played rugby union…

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Rugby League Heroes: Sean and Christian Tyrer

What’s it like to be the son of a legend? Last week, Colin Tyrer told us about his great career with Leigh, Wigan, Barrow and…

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Rugby League Heroes: David Hobbs

After winning the Lance Todd Trophy as a 21-year-old in 1983 as Featherstone Rovers ripped up the form book to beat champions Hull FC, David…

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Rugby League Heroes: Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes won Grand Finals with Newcastle Knights in 1997 and 2001. He signed for Catalans Dragons and in their opening-night win over Wigan in…

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Rugby League Heroes: Daniel Divet

A fearsome and much respected backrower, Daniel Divet was first introduced to Rugby League when he lived in Australia in his youth. He returned to…

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Rugby League Heroes: Nick Pinkney

Nick Pinkney had never played in the top flight when he represented England in the 1995 World Cup. He started at Ryedale-York and was part…

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Rugby League Heroes: Mike Ford (part two)

In last week’s issue, Mike Ford told us about the early parts of his career, including partnering the great Brett Kenny in the halves for…

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Rugby League Heroes: Mike Ford (part one)

As a 19-year-old, Mike Ford partnered the great Brett Kenny in the halves for Wigan at Wembley in the classic 1985 Challenge Cup Final. He…

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Rugby League Heroes: Neil Turley

The son of Norman Turley, whom we interviewed last week, Neil was released by Wigan in 2000 and went on to become a record-breaking try…

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Rugby League Heroes: Norman Turley

The phrase “much travelled” used to accompany most Norman Turley articles, which is little surprise, given that he played for Warrington, Blackpool (four times, including…

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