Chris Bridge

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Chris Bridge
Chris Bridge Warrington.jpg
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Bridge
Born (1984-07-05) 5 July 1984 (age 34)[1]
Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Playing information
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)[1]
Weight14 st 9 lb (93 kg)[1]
PositionWing, Centre, Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–05 Bradford Bulls 16 4 6 0 28
2005–15 Warrington Wolves 228 104 209 1 1038
2013(loan) Swinton Lions 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Widnes Vikings 35 11 21 0 86
Total 280 119 236 1 1152
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–07 Ireland 3 2 12 0 32
2009–10 England 4 1 0 0 4
Source: [2][3][4]

Chris Bridge is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s and 2010s. He played at representative level for England and Ireland, and at club level for the Bradford Bulls, Warrington Wolves, Swinton Lions (loan) and the Widnes Vikings, as a wing, centre, stand-off or scrum-half.[2][3]

Background[edit]

Bridge was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Bridge began his career with the Bradford Bulls.

Bridge playing for Warrington in 2007

Warrington Wolves[edit]

He had 10 successful seasons with Warrington. He started the 2008 campaign in superb form, scoring two tries; ultimately being Warrington's first try scorer of the 2008 season. However, during the second match of the season, away to St Helens, he was carried off with a ruptured achilies tendon.

Widnes Vikings[edit]

It was confirmed on 14 July 2015 that Bridge signed a two-year deal to play for Widnes from the start of the 2016 Super League season.[5]

In June 2017, Bridge announced he would be retiring at the end of the season.[6]

International career[edit]

Ireland[edit]

He was named in the Ireland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[7]

England[edit]

In November 2010 he opted out of representing England in the Four Nations due to his wife Kirsten Kimberlee giving birth to their first child, Anais Elise.

He was selected to play for England against France in the one-off test in 2010.[4][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chris Bridge". warringtonwolves.com. Warrington Wolves. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Bridge to join Vikings on two-year deal". Super League. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Chris Bridge: Widnes' former Warrington and England centre to retire". BBC Sport. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Ireland Name World Cup 40 Man Training Squad". Rugby League Ireland. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2008.[dead link]
  8. ^ Hadfield, Dave (13 June 2010). "Widdop passes his first Test at a canter". The Independent. UK: Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 8 July 2010.

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