Michael McIlorum

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Personal information
Full name Michael J. McIlorum
Nickname Mick, Mike[1]
Born (1988-01-10) 10 January 1988 (age 26)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight 14 st 7 lb (92 kg)[3]
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007– Wigan 162 16 0 0 64
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Ireland 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 England 0 0 0 0 0
As of 21:26, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Source: Rugby League Project

Michael David J. McIlorum[4] (born 10 January 1988 in Leeds[4]) is an English rugby league player who currently plays for English club Wigan in the Super League competition. His usual position is as a Hooker.

McIlorum made his senior debut for Wigan on 8 June 2007 in a Challenge Cup quarter final tie against Harlequins RL at the JJB Stadium after an injury ruled out first team regular Shane Millard.

He was picked for the Irish national team during the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Former Farnley Park High School pupil and Leeds amateur at Stanningley and Queens, Mike McIlorum joined Wigan's Academy U18s in 2005.

McIlorum signed a two-year full-time contract with Wigan in July 2005, keeping him at the club until the end of 2007. He capped the 2005 season by winning the Wigan Supporters' Association Under 18s Player of the Season award.

McIlorum had been selected for England U16s in 2004 and was selected for Yorkshire U17s after joining Wigan in August 2005. He was also included in the England U17s squad to take on the touring Australian Institute of Sport in 2005.

He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

McIlorum played for Wigan from the substitutes' bench in the 2011 Challenge Cup final victory over Leeds. McIlorum also scored a try in Wigan's 30-16 Super League Grand Final victory on October 5 2013 against Warrington Wolves.


  1. ^ "Mick McIlorum". Rugby League Ireland. 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Michael McIloum". englandrl.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wigan Warriiors Player Profile Michael McIlorum". web page. wiganwarriors.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales, 1984-2005.
  5. ^ "Cassidy included in ireland squad". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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