Henderson Gill

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Henderson Gill
Personal information
Full name Henderson C. Gill
Born (1961-01-16) 16 January 1961 (age 56)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–80 Bradford Northern 14 7
1980–81 Rochdale Hornets 31 18
1981–89 Wigan 232 145 106 0 762
1985 South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 4 0 0 16
1989–92 Bradford Northern 33
1991 Bramley 6
Total 324 174 106 0 778
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981 England 1 1 0 0 3
1981–88 Great Britain 15 9 2 0 37
As of 14 June 2013
Source: Rugby League Project

Henderson C. Gill (born 16 January 1961 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English former rugby league footballer. He played for Bradford Northern, Wigan and Rochdale Hornets in the Championship and South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NSWRL competition. Gill primarily played on the Wing during his career.

Career[edit]

Despite a stocky build, Henderson was quick and used this to great effect scoring 145 tries for Wigan and 9 for Great Britain over his career. He was also a handy left-foot goal-kicker who represented Great Britain 15 times between 1981 and 1988 and England once in 1981. Gill made his international début playing for England with a try in a 20-15 win over Wales at Ninian Park in Cardiff. During the 1987–88 season, he played on the wing for Wigan in their 1987 World Club Challenge victory against the visiting Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, won 8-2 by the home side in a try-less game.

Gill was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour of Australasia. His last test was against New Zealand in Christchurch.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Henderson Gill played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, (replaced by Interchange/Substitute John Pendlebury) and scored a try in Wigan's 18-26 defeat by St. Helens in the 1984 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan, on Sunday 28 October 1984, played Left-Wing, and scored 5-conversions in Wigan's 27-6 victory over Oldham in the 1986 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 19 October 1986,[1] and played Left-Wing, and scored a try in the 28-16 victory Warrington in the 1991 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 11 October 1987.[2]

John Player/John Player Special Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Henderson Gill played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Brian Juliff) and scored a try in Wigan's 15-4 victory over Leeds in the 1982–83 John Player Trophy Final during the 1982–83 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1983,[3] played Left-Wing in the 11-8 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986,[4] and played Left-Wing, and scored 2-tries and a conversion in the 18-4 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1986–87 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986-1987 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1987-1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "22nd January 1983: Leeds 4 Wigan 15 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "11th January 1986: Wigan 11 Hull KR 8 (John Player Special Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "10th January 1987: Warrington 4 Wigan 18 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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