Lee Gilmour is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for Super League's Castleford Tigers. He has previously played for English clubs Wigan Warriors (with whom he won the 1998 Super League Championship), Bradford Bulls, St Helens (with whom he won the 2006 Super League Championship) and Huddersfield Giants. Gilmour has represented Great Britain, England and Scotland at international level.
Playing career [ edit ]
Gilmour started his career with Shaw Cross Sharks, Had a spell at Thornhill Trojans then went to play for Dewsbury moor before signing for
Wigan Warriors. He toured New Zealand with GB Academy in 1997. Gilmour played at second-row forward for Wigan in their 1998 Super League Grand Final victory over Leeds Rhinos. Gilmour played for the Wigan Warriors from the interchange bench in their 2000 Super League Grand Final loss against St Helens RLFC.
Gilmour went on to play for
Bradford the Great Britain, Emerging England, and [2 ] Scotland international. As Super League VI champions, the Bulls played against 2001 NRL Premiers, the Newcastle Knights in the 2002 World Club Challenge. Gilmour played at centre in Bradford's victory. Gilmour played for Bradford Bulls from the bench in their 2002 Super League Grand Final loss against St Helens RFC. Gilmour played for St Helens from the interchange bench in their 2006 Challenge Cup Final victory against the Huddersfield Giants. St Helens reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against Hull FC and Gilmour played at second-row forward in Saints' 26-4 victory. Gilmour gained true international repute when during the 2006 Rugby League Tri-Nations he scored the decisive try in the Lions’ 23-12 win in Aussie Stadium in 2006. As 2006 Super League champions, St Helens faced 2006 NRL Premiers the Brisbane Broncos in the 2007 World Club Challenge. Gilmour played at second-row forward in Saints' 18-14 victory. He played in 2008's Super League XIII Grand Final defeat to the Leeds Rhinos. [3 ]
In July 2009 it was announced that Gilmour had signed a two-year contract with Super League rivals,
Huddersfield Giants. On June 23, 2011 Gilmour signed a new two year deal with Huddersfield Giants despite talks of his retirement. [4 ]
In June 2012 Gilmour negotiated an early release from his Huddersfield Giants contract and went on to sign a two year deal with the Castleford Tigers.
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