Hugh Waddell (rugby league)

Hugh Waddell (13 November 1958 – 1 November 2019) was a Scottish professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s at representative level for Great Britain, England and Scotland, and at club level for Blackpool Borough (c. 1984), Oldham (c. 1986–87…1988–89), Leeds (Heritage № 1190) (c. 1988–89…1989–90), Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (1989), Sheffield Eagles (c. 1989–90…1992–93), Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1043) (1993–94), Egremont Rangers (c. 1995), South Wales (1996), Rochdale Hornets, Swinton Lions, Carlisle, Barrow (c. 1998), and Border Eagles (c. 1998), as a prop, or second-row.[1][4]

Hugh Waddell
Personal information
Born(1958-11-13)13 November 1958
Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Died1 November 2019(2019-11-01) (aged 60)
Playing information
PositionProp, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
c. 1984 Blackpool Borough
1986–88 Oldham 54 7 28
1988–90 Leeds 53
1989 Manly Sea Eagles 12 1 0 0 4
1990–92 Sheffield Eagles 83
1993–93/94 Wakefield Trinity 5 0 0 0 0
c. 1995 Egremont Rangers
1996 South Wales RLFC 15 1 0 0 4
Rochdale Hornets 3
Swinton Lions 8
Carlisle
Barrow
Border Eagles
Total 233 9 0 0 36
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1984 England 1 0 0 0 0
1995 Scotland
1988–89 Great Britain 5 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3]

Waddell died on 1 November 2019, at the age of 60.[5]

BackgroundEdit

Hugh Waddell was born in Irvine, Ayrshire.

Playing careerEdit

"Hugh Waddell – Prop. Formerly a soccer player in Burton-on-Trent, Waddell first played League for Blackpool Borough, and won England Honours in 1984. Transferred to Oldham, and débuted for GB in 1988, starring in the Lions’ third Test victory over Australia. Signed for Leeds, then Sheffield. Ernest Ward Memorial Trophy Winner in 1988, 5 Test caps."[6]

Hugh Waddell won caps for England while at Blackpool Borough in 1984 against Wales,[2] won caps for Scotland, and won caps for Great Britain while at Oldham in 1988 against France (2 matches), Australia, and New Zealand, and while at Leeds in 1989 against France.[3]

Hugh Waddell was the only player from the second division selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.

Hugh Waddell played right-prop, i.e. number 10, (replaced by interchange/substitute Sam Backo) in Leeds' 33-12 victory over Castleford in the 1988 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1988–89 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 16 October 1988.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Biography at therhinos.co.uk". therhinos.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "RIP Hugh Waddell | A Tribute". Rugby Football League. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  6. ^ Merlin (1 August 1991). The Official Rugby league Collection (Card 157 of 160). Merlin. ISBN n/a

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