Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

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Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by josie andrews » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:29 am

After Warrington Wolves completed the signing of England RU’s Luther Burrell earlier this week, here are 10 players Wigan captured from the 15-a-side code.


https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/rugby- ... 458?page=2
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by morley pie eater » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm

I'd add Steve Hampson - Vulcan RU, I believe.

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by pedro » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:37 pm

Quinell, Inga, Offiah and Preston
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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by Wintergreen » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:52 am

morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm
I'd add Steve Hampson - Vulcan RU, I believe.
As any reader of the old matchday programs would tell you! :)

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by morley pie eater » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 pm

Wintergreen wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:52 am
morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm
I'd add Steve Hampson - Vulcan RU, I believe.
As any reader of the old matchday programs would tell you! :)
:D Spot on, as anyone who remembers wintergreen would tell you!

Standing in th'En Pen and smelling wintergreen (not you personally!) as the players came out to March of the Gladiators. And only after having asked a bloke "Tek me through, Mister" and paying your thre'pence.

I'm sure you remember it all as well as I do.

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by morley pie eater » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:11 pm

Entrance of the Gladiators...think I've been corrected on that before

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by The booze hound » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:19 pm

morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm
I'd add Steve Hampson - Vulcan RU, I believe.
Which is now a new housing estate, a football pitch and an Aldi superstore.

Wiganer Ted
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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by Wiganer Ted » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:52 pm

Trevor Lake was a great wingman. Played same time as Billy B on the opposite wing, obviously sorry!
One of the first I saw was Rees Thomas, signed from Swinton but from Welsh RU.

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by SJ » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:50 pm

George Fairburn was the best. Kelso RU

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Re: Rugby union converts who made an impact at Wigan... and those who didn't

Post by Second Row » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:13 pm

I thought Billy Boston was pretty good :D :D

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