Michael McIlorum

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McIlorum playing for Ireland at the 2008 World Cup.
Personal information
Full name Michael J. McIlorum
Nickname Mick, Mike[1]
Born (1988-01-10) 10 January 1988 (age 29)[2]
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight 13 st 12 lb (88 kg)[2]
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007– Wigan Warriors 218 22 0 0 88
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Ireland 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 England 2 0 0 0 0
As of 31 March 2017

Michael David J. McIlorum[3] (born 10 January 1988) is a British professional rugby league player for English club Wigan Warriors of Super League. An Ireland national representative hooker, he has played his entire professional career to date at Wigan with whom he won the 2010 and 2014 Super League championships.


Born 10 January 1988 in Leeds, England,[3] McIlorum was a Farnley Park High School pupil and Leeds amateur at Stanningley and Queens. He had been selected for England U16s in 2004 and joined Wigan's under-18s Academy in 2005.

Professional playing career[edit]


McIlorum signed a two-year full-time contract with Wigan in July 2005, keeping him at the club until the end of 2007. McIlorum was selected for Yorkshire U17s after joining Wigan in August 2005. He was also included in the England U17s squad to take on the touring Australian Institute of Sport in 2005. He capped the 2005 season by winning the Wigan Supporters' Association Under 18s Player of the Season award.

McIlorum made his senior début for Wigan on 8 June 2007 in a Challenge Cup quarter final tie against Harlequins RL at the JJB Stadium after an injury ruled out first team regular Shane Millard.

McIlorum was named in the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[4]


Wigan reached the 2010 Super League Grand Final and McIlorum was selected to play at hooker in their victory against St. Helens.

McIlorum played for Wigan from the substitutes' bench in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final victory over Leeds.

McIlorum's international alleigance changed to England and he first played for them in 2012 at hooker in the one-off match against Wales.

Wigan reached the 2013 Super League Grand Final and McIlorum was selected to play at hooker, scoring a try in their victory against Warrington Wolves. In the post season he was selected in the England national team's squad for their 2013 World Cup campaign.


  1. ^ "Mick McIlorum". Rugby League Ireland. 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mike McIlorum Wigan Warriors". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales, 1984-2005.
  4. ^ "Cassidy included in ireland squad". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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