David Hulme (rugby league)
6 February 1964 |
St Helens, Lancashire
|1997–99||Salford City Reds|
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David Hulme (born rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Widnes, Leeds Rhinos, and Salford City Reds, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 6, or 7.6 February 1964 ) is a professional
Having started his playing career at St Bede's RC Junior School, David moved to St Joseph's RC Comprehensive in Widnes (where he played Centre for their RU team ie 13 or 14) whilst continuing playing Amateur Rugby League for Halton Hornets in a set up that also produced future Widnes team mates Barry Dowd (1982–93) and Andy Currier.
Hulme played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Widnes' 38-14 victory over St. Helens in the 1987-88 Rugby League Premiership final at Old Trafford on Sunday 15 May 1988. He also played Scrum-half/Halfback, scored a try, and was man of the match in Widnes' 30-18 victory over Canberra Raiders in the 1989 World Club Challenge at Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday 4 October 1989. His Testimonial match at Widnes took place in 1991.
David Hulme won caps for Great Britain while at Widnes in 1988 against Papua New Guinea, Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand, and in 1989 against New Zealand (3 matches). Hulme was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.
David Hulme is the older brother of the rugby league footballer, Paul Hulme, and is the father of the rugby league footballer Danny Hulme who scored the fastest hat trick of tries for Widnes Vikings against Halifax in 2011.
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