Marcus St Hilaire

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Marcus St Hilaire
Personal information
Nickname Junior
Born (1977-01-26) 26 January 1977 (age 38)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 14 st 13 lb (95 kg)[1]
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Huddersfield
1996–02 Leeds 111 39 0 0 156
2003–05 Huddersfield 74 30 0 0 120
2005 Halifax 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Bradford 39 12 0 0 56
2008–11 Oldham
Total 224 81 0 0 332
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009 Ireland 2 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

Marcus St Hilaire (born 26 January 1977) is a retired English rugby league player who represented Ireland and played for Oldham. His usual position is full back or wing.

Leeds[edit]

St Hilaire was signed by Leeds from Huddersfield in July 1996. "Junior", as he was known, became an integral part of the Leeds squad, especially under coach Graham Murray. He was voted the Yorkshire Evening Post / Leeds Rhinos Shooting Star of 1998 as the most improved player.[1] and played for Leeds from the substitutes bench in their 1998 Super League Grand Final loss to Wigan.

A brilliant runner with the ball, all too often injuries prevented from gaining the confidence he needed to shine in the Leeds colours after 1999, the high point of his time at Headingley. In total he made 65 starts for Leeds plus 46 substitute appearances leading to a total of 111 appearances. He scored 39 tries to give him a haul of 156 points. St Hilaire was a try scorer at Wembley in the 1999 Challenge Cup Final when he was used in his normal role of coming on at full back to allow Iestyn Harris to move up to stand off in the second half. Although never having played rugby union at the top level, St Hilaire was selected for the England Sevens team in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, although he did not play in any of their four games.[2]

Later years[edit]

Midway through the 2002 season, St Hilaire was released from the final year of his contract and rejoined Huddersfield, where he helped the Claret and Golds regain their place in Super League.

After being released by Huddersfield after the 2005 season, St Hilaire joined Halifax. But after playing a small part in a friendly game for them, he signed for Bradford for the 2006 season as fullback cover. St Hilaire left the club at the end of 2007, joining Oldham. In 2009 he represented Ireland. St Hilaire spent the remainder of his playing career at Oldham, announcing his retirement in 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Marcus St Hilaire". Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "St Hilaire books sevens place". bbc.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Marcus calls time on 17 years of Rugby". Oldham Rugby League Football Club. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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