David Willicombe

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David Willicombe
Personal information
Born Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Cardiff IAC
Rugby league
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970 Halifax
1974–80 Wigan 113 33 4 0 107
Total 113 33 4 0 107
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–78 Wales 13 3 0 0 9
1974 Great Britain 3 2 0 0 6
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

David Willicombe is a British former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Halifax, and Wigan, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Willicombe initially played rugby union in Wales for Cardiff International Athletic Club. In his 1974 début for Wigan he scored a hat-trick of tries.[2] Willicombe won caps for Wales (RL) while at Halifax in 1970 against England, while at Wigan in 1975 against France, and England, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, England, Australia, New Zealand, New Zealand, and France, and in 1978 against France, England, and Australia, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Wigan in 1974 against France (2 matches), and New Zealand.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

David Willicombe played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try 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 Centre, i.e. number 3 the 10-26 defeat by Warrington in the 1980 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Saturday 4 October 1980.


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Wigan Warriors Announce Heritage Numbers" (PDF). wiganwarriors.com. Wigan Warriors. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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