Alan Hunte

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Alan Hunte
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Personal information
Full name Alan Christopher Hunte
Born Saturday (1970-07-11) 11 July 1970 (age 46)
Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 14 st 4 lb (91 kg)
Rugby league
Position Wing, Centre, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989 Wakefield Trinity 2 1
1989–97 St. Helens 244 189 0 0 756
1998 Hull F.C. 23 13 0 0 52
1999–01 Warrington Wolves 91 55 0 0 196
2002–03 Salford City Reds 53 41 2 0 168
Total 413 299 2 0 1172
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–97 Great Britain 15 7 0 0 28
1992 England 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby union
Position ?
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 Pontypridd RFC 5 3 0 0 15
Source: Rugby League Project

Alan Hunte ( (1970-07-11) 11 July 1970 (age 46)[1]) born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, is an English professional rugby league and rugby union footballer of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, playing rugby league (RL) at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, St. Helens, Hull, Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds as a three-quarter, and playing rugby union (RU) at club level for Pontypridd RFC. Hunte is regarded as one of the fastest British wingers of his era, generally regarded as being second only in speed over 100m to Martin Offiah.

Playing career[edit]

Hunte was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. He played for St Helens from the interchange bench in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls.[2]

Alan Hunte played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in St. Helens's 4-5 defeat by Wigan in the 1992 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 18 October 1992.[3]

Hull paid £250,000[4] for Alan Hunte when he moved from St Helens in 1997 as part of a deal that also included Steve Prescott and Simon Booth, based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £430,400 in 2013.[5]

Hunte, together with Anthony Sullivan was the 1997 St Helens season's top try scorer.

In the 1997 post season, Hunte was selected to play for Great Britain on the wing in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia.[6][7] His speed was shown in the third test when he ran down Aussie speedster Andrew Ettingshausen over a 70m run after giving him a 10m start.

Hunte later moved to Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds.

Hunte also switched codes to Rugby Union, joining Pontypridd RFC in 2000 in a blaze of publicity. Hunte's career at Pontypridd was short lived, however, as he struggled to come to grips with the vagaries of the Union code.[8]

Post playing[edit]

Hunte currently works within the coaching setup at Salford Red Devils as Head of Youth Development.

Genealogical information[edit]

Alan Hunte is the son of the rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and 1970s for Wakefield Trinity, Micheal B. Hunte, and Vera Hunte (née Holloway) (birth registered during January→March 1943 (age 73–74) in Pontefract district), whose marriage was registered during January→March 1969 in Pontefract district, and he is the older brother of Alison Justine Hunte (birth registered during January→March 1973 (age 43–44) in Wakefield district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "steveprescottfoundation.co.uk". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "1992–1993 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Offiah hails arrival of Fielden". bbc.co.uk. 2006-06-22. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.ponty.net/hunte-alan

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