Simon Haughton
Personal information
Full nameSimon James Haughton[1]
Born (1975-11-10) 10 November 1975 (age 46)
Bingley, West Yorkshire, England[2]
Playing information
Rugby league
PositionSecond-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–02 Wigan Warriors 174 55 0 0 220
2005 Oldham RLFC 14 7 0 0 28
Total 188 62 0 0 248
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 England 5 2 0 0 8
1996–97 Great Britain 5 2 0 0 8
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Orrell R.U.F.C.
Source: [3][4][5]

Simon James Haughton (born 10 November 1975) is an English former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer who played as a second-row forward in the 1990s and 2000s. He played representative level rugby league for Great Britain and England, and at club level for the Wigan Warriors (Heritage № 887) and Oldham RLFC (Heritage № 1164),[3] and club level rugby union for Orrell R.U.F.C..

Playing career

Haughton grew up playing for amateur club Dudley Hill, signing a professional contract with Wigan on his 17th birthday.[6]

Haughton was an England international and played at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.[4]

In the 1997 post-season Haughton was selected to play for Great Britain in the Super League Test series against Australia, scoring two tries in the third and deciding match.[5]

He played for Wigan Warriors from the interchange bench in their 1998 Super League Grand Final victory over Leeds Rhinos.

Regal Trophy Final appearances

Simon Houghton played loose forward in Wigan's 25-16 victory over St. Helens in the 1995–96 Regal Trophy Final during the 1994–95 season at Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday 13 January 1996.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. ^ Wilson, Andy (20 June 2001). "Walker gives another four years to Rhinos". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Woods, Dave (8 May 2002). "Haughton on his way out". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  7. ^ "13th January 1996: St Helens 16 Wigan 25 (Regal Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.