Keegan Hirst

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Keegan Hirst
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Personal information
Born (1988-02-13) 13 February 1988 (age 30)
Batley, West Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Position Prop

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Hunslet Hawks 18 5 0 0 20
2009–11 Dewsbury Rams 68 8 0 0 32
2012–13 Batley Bulldogs 55 7 0 0 28
2014 Featherstone Rovers 20 3 0 0 12
2014–16 Batley Bulldogs 50 6 0 0 24
2017– Wakefield Trinity 45 1 0 0 4
2017(loan) Dewsbury Rams 2 1 0 0 4
Total 258 31 0 0 124
As of 12 August 2018
Source: [1][2]

Keegan Hirst (born 13 February 1988) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League. He plays as a prop and was the team captain of the Batley Bulldogs. In 2015 he became the first British professional player to come out as gay.

Background[edit]

Hirst was born in Batley, West Yorkshire, England.

Playing career[edit]

Hirst began his career as an academy player at Bradford Bulls before joining Hunslet Hawks in 2008.[3] After a season with the Hawks, Hirst moved to Dewsbury Rams for two seasons and then moved to Batley Bulldogs for the 2012 season.[4] In 2013 he moved to Featherstone Rovers but returned to Batley, first on loan and then on a permanent move in 2014.[5]

In August 2016 Hirst signed a deal with Wakefield Trinity to play for the Super League side from 2017.[6] Hirst made his Super League début in the round 6 match of Super League XXII against Leigh Centurions.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2016 Hirst was a dater on Channel 4's dating show First Dates, also in 2016 Hirst took part in W's Celebrity Haunted Hotel.

Personal life[edit]

Hirst is divorced with two children.[8] In an interview with the Sunday Mirror in August 2015 he came out as gay,[8] becoming the first British professional rugby league player to do so.[9]

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