Brian Hogan (rugby league)

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For the Irish sportsperson who plays hurling for O'Loughlin Gaels, and Kilkenny, see Brian Hogan.
Brian Hogan
Personal information
Full name Brian Hogan
Born (1947-12-10) 10 December 1947 (age 69)
Playing information
Weight 16 st 0 lb (102 kg)
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–68 St. Helens 43+10 6 0 0 18
1968–72 Wigan 107+14 10 0 0 30
1972–73 Bradford Northern
1973–74 Widnes
1974–78 Wigan 84+2 9 0 0 27
1980–82 Widnes 123 10 0 0 30
1982–83 Oldham 34 3 0 0 9
Total 417 38 0 0 114
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1971–≥71 Lancashire ≥1
1975–77 England 5 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Brian Hogan (born (1947-12-10) 10 December 1947 (age 69)) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s playing at representative level for England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Parr Central (in Parr, St Helens), St. Helens, Wigan (twice), Bradford Northern, Widnes (twice), and Oldham, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Brian Hogan won caps for England while at Wigan in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Wales, France, New Zealand, and Australia, and in 1977 against Wales.[1]

County League championships[edit]

Brian Hogan played in Wigan's victory in the Lancashire League during the 1969–70 season.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Brian Hogan played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Bradford Northern's 14-33 defeat by Featherstone Rovers in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1973, in front of a crowd of 72,395.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Brian Hogan played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in St. Helens' 2-2 draw with Warrington in the 1967 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1967–68 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 7 October 1967 (he was replaced by Eric Chisnall in the replay ), was an Interchange/Substitute in the 30-2 victory over Oldham in the 1968 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Friday 25 October 1968, played Right-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Wigan's 13-16 defeat by Workington Town in the 1977 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 29 October 1977, and played Right-Prop in Widnes' 11-0 victory over Workington Town in the 1979 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 8 December 1979.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Brian Hogan played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1968,[3] and played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 7-15 defeat by Bramley in the 1973 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1973-74 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on Tuesday 18 December 1973, and played Left-Prop in the 13-7 victory over St. Helens in the 1978 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1978–79 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 12 December 1978.

John Player Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Les Gorley played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 0-6 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980.

Notable tour matches[edit]

Brian Hogan was a substitute in St. Helens' 8-4 victory over Australia at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 24 October 1967.

Club career[edit]

Brian Hogan made his début for St. Helens in the 21-9 victory over Blackpool Borough in the Championship match during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Friday 17 December 1965, and made his last appearance in the 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968.[3]

Four days later, he made his début for Wigan in the 14-2 victory over Workington Town at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 21 December 1968. He made his last appearance in his second period with Wigan in the 21-15 victory over Castleford at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 22 January 1978.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "1968-1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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