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Paul Hulme (born 19 April 1966) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for the Widnes Vikings (two spells), Warrington Wolves and Swinton Lions as a hooker, or second-row, i.e. number 9, or 11 or 12.[1]

Paul Hulme
Personal information
Full namePaul Hulme
Born (1966-04-19) 19 April 1966 (age 53)
Playing information
PositionHooker, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982–96 Widnes
1996–97 Warrington Wolves 27+1 3 0 0 12
Swinton Lions
1999 Widnes Vikings
Total 28 3 0 0 12
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–89 Great Britain 8 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]


Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

While at Widnes Hulme was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour. He won caps for Great Britain in against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand. He was also selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, playing against New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1992 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand.[1]

World Club Challenge appearancesEdit

Paul Hulme played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Widnes' 30-18 victory over Canberra Raiders in the 1989 World Club Challenge at Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday 4 October 1989.

John Player Special/Regal Trophy Final appearancesEdit

Paul Hulme played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 15, (replacing second-row Emosi Koloto) in Widnes' 6-12 defeat by Wigan in the 1988–89 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1988–89 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 7 January 1989,[2] and played hooker in the 24-0 victory over Leeds in the 1991–92 Regal Trophy Final during the 1991–92 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 11 January 1992.

Testimonial matchEdit

Paul Hulme's Testimonial match at Widnes took place in 1993.

Genealogical informationEdit

Paul Hulme is the younger brother of the rugby league footballer, David Hulme, and is the uncle of the rugby league footballer for Widnes Vikings, and Toulouse Olympique Danny Hulme[1]. Two of Paul Hulme's sons also currently play rugby league; Liam Hulme[2] played for Warrington Wolves and Swinton Lions, and is currently on trial at Widnes Vikings, and his youngest son Lewis Hulme[3] is a former Widnes Vikings Academy, and Swinton Lions player.


  1. ^ a b c "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "7th January 1989: Wigan 12 Widnes 6 (John Player Trophy Final)". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

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