Jack Hughes (rugby league)
4 January 1992 |
Billinge Higher End, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester
|2011||→ Barrow (loan)|
|As of 8 May 2011|
Jack Hughes (born 4 January 1992 in Billinge Higher End, Wigan, Greater Manchester) is an English rugby league player for Wigan. His preferred playing position is at second-row. Hughes made his first-grade debut for the club in a fourth round Challenge Cup win over Barrow on 8 May 2011. He has also appeared representatively in an academy squad for the English national team in 2010 to face the Australian Schoolboys rugby league side during their tour of England.
Hughes was born on 4 January 1992 in Billinge Higher End, Wigan. He attended Golborne High School for his secondary education. Before joining Wigan officially in 2008, Hughes played for Golborne Parkside, right up until u16s age level, and then amateur Wigan St Jude's ARLFC feeder club.
Jack Hughes has been a great player and a consistent player for Wigan having played many games in 2012 and was a big part of Wigan's League Leader's Shield win.
Hughes' first experience of competitive rugby league came at Barrow, after he was loaned there from Wigan on a dual-registration deal. Although not announced during the pre-season in Wigan's 2011 squad, he made his debut first-grade appearance in the fourth round of the 2011 Challenge Cup, ironically a victory against Barrow, playing off the bench as a substitute for Wigan.
The academy squad of the English national team selected Hughes to face a touring Australian Schoolboys rugby league side in 2010, and he played in a victory against the Australian side in the opening fixture at second-row.
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