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

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.


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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