Jack Hughes (rugby league)

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Jack Hughes
Personal information
Born (1992-01-04) 4 January 1992 (age 23)
Billinge Higher End, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011– Wigan 75 9 0 0 36
2011 Barrow (loan) 8 3 0 0 12
2013 Leigh (loan) 1 0 0 0 0
2014 Workington Town (loan) 1 0 0 0 0
2015– Huddersfield Giants (loan) 0 0 0 0 0
Total 85 12 0 0 48
As of 14 December 2014
Source: RLP

Jack Hughes (born 4 January 1992 in Billinge Higher End, Wigan, Greater Manchester) is an English rugby league player for Huddersfield Giants on loan from Wigan Warriors. 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.

Early life[edit]

Hughes was born on 4 January 1992 in Billinge Higher End, Wigan.[1] He attended Golborne High School for his secondary education.[1] 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.[1]

Club career[edit]

Hughes' first experience of professional rugby league came in 2011, when he was sent to Barrow on a dual-registration deal.[2] 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.[3]

Hughes broke into the first team at Wigan at the start of the 2012 season, and was soon rewarded with a new long-term contract with the club.[4] In 2013, he played one game at Leigh Centurions on dual registration.[5]

In November 2014, Hughes joined Huddersfield Giants on a season-long loan in an exchange deal for Larne Patrick.[6]

Representative career[edit]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jack Hughes". Wigan Warriors. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wigan Warriors pair complete Barrow Raiders moves". BBC. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wigan 52-0 Barrow". BBC. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wigan Warriors reward their promising young centre Jack Hughes with long-term contract". Telegraph. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Warriors Trio Feature for Leigh". 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wigan Warriors: Huddersfield's Patrick signs, Hughes joins Giants". BBC Sport. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Warrington Wolves' England Academy quartet set sights on series success". Warrington Guardian. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 

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