Alan Hunte

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Alan Hunte
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Personal information
Full name Alan Christopher Hunte[1]
Born (1970-07-11) 11 July 1970 (age 48)
Wakefield, 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: [2][3][4]

Alan Christopher Hunte (born 11 July 1970) is an English former professional rugby league, and rugby union footballer who played between 1989 and 2003. He played rugby league (RL) at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1009), St. Helens, Hull F.C., Warrington Wolves, and Salford City Reds as a three-quarter,[2] and club level rugby union (RU) for Pontypridd RFC.

Background[edit]

Alan Hunte was born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Playing career[edit]

Alan Hunte made his début for Wakefield Trinity during January 1989, and he played his last match for Wakefield Trinity during the 1988–89 season

Hunte was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, and would play for the Lions in the 1992 Rugby League World Cup Final at Wembley in October, though unfortunately it was his dropped ball which led to débuting Australian centre Steve Renouf scoring the only (and winning) try of the match. He played for St Helens from the interchange bench in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls.[5]

Hunte played right wing, i.e. number 2, in St. Helens' 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.[6]

Hull paid £250,000[7] 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.[8]

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.[3][4] 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.[9]

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 first ¼ 1943 (age 74–75) in Pontefract district), whose marriage was registered during first ¼ 1969 in Pontefract district, and he is the older brother of Alison Justine Hunte (birth registered during first ¼ 1973 (age 44–45) in Wakefield district). Father to Morgan, Eden, and Paige.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "steveprescottfoundation.co.uk". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "1992–1993 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Offiah hails arrival of Fielden". BBC. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Measuring Worth – Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Profile at ponty.net". ponty.net. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

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