David Hulme (rugby league)

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David Hulme
Personal information
Born (1964-02-06) 6 February 1964 (age 50)
St Helens, Lancashire
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1980–96 Widnes 415 139 0 1
1996 Leeds 9 2 0 0 8
1997–99 Salford City Reds
2000–01 Widnes Vikings 18 3 0 0 12
Total 442 144 0 1 20
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–89 Great Britain 8 1 0 0 4
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

David Hulme (born (1964-02-06) 6 February 1964 (age 50)) is a professional 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.

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.

His first taste of the "limelight" was in the Widnes Under-11 team that won the "Curtain raiser" to the 1975 Challenge Cup Final, when Widnes played Warrington and won the "Main Event" 14-7.[1]

Playing career[edit]


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.


Hulme joined Leeds in 1996, making nine appearances and scoring two tries for the club in Super League I.[2]

International honours[edit]

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).[3] Hulme was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.

Genealogical information[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Widnes Challenge Cup winners of 1975 back at Wembley". runcornandwidnesweeklynews.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "David Hulme". Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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