Michael McIlorum

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Mickey McIlorum
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Personal information
Full nameMichael McIlorum
Born (1988-01-10) 10 January 1988 (age 31)[1]
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Height5 ft 9 in (174 cm)[1]
Weight13 st 12 lb (88 kg)[1]
Playing information
PositionHooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–17 Wigan Warriors 241 24 0 0 96
2018– Catalans Dragons 45 5 0 0 20
Total 286 29 0 0 116
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–17 Ireland 6 1 0 0 4
2012–13 England 2 0 0 0 0
As of 20 September 2019
Source: [2][3][4]

Michael McIlorum (born 10 January 1988) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League. He is both an Ireland and England international.

He had played his entire professional career with the Wigan Warriors, prior to his move to the South of France.[2][3][4] He won the 2010 and 2013 Super League Championships with Wigan.

Background[edit]

McIlorum was born 10 January 1988 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and attended Farnley Park High School.

He was a Leeds amateur at Stanningley and Queens. He had been selected for England U16s in 2004 and joined Wigan's under-18s Academy in 2005.

Playing career[edit]

Wigan[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.

In 2010 Wigan made the 2010 Super League Grand Final, and McIlorum was selected to play as a hooker in the victory over St Helens at Old Trafford.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

The following year McIlorum played for Wigan from the substitutes' bench in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]

He played in the 2013 Challenge Cup Final victory over Hull FC at Wembley Stadium.[34][35][36]

Wigan reached the 2013 Super League Grand Final, and McIlorum was selected to play at hooker, scoring a try in their victory against the Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford.[37][38][39][40][41]

He played in the 2015 Super League Grand Final defeat to the Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.[42]

In the 2016 World Club Series against Brisbane Broncos, McIlorum suffered a serious ankle injury, and did not play again for the rest of the 2016 season.[43]

He played in the 2017 Challenge Cup Final defeat to Hull FC at Wembley Stadium.[44]

Catalans Dragons[edit]

In January 2018, McIlorum signed a two-year deal with the Catalans Dragons.[45]

He played in the 2018 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium.[46]

International[edit]

McIlorum playing for Ireland

Ireland[edit]

Being from Irish heritage, McIlorum was named in the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[47]

England[edit]

In 2012 McIlorum changed his international allegiance to England and made his England début in the 2012 Autumn International Series against Wales playing at hooker. The following year he was selected as part of England's squad for their 2013 World Cup campaign.

Ireland[edit]

After not being selected to play for England again after the 2013 World Cup, McIlorum changed his international alleigance back to Ireland in 2017 and was named in their 2017 World Cup squad.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
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  45. ^ "Michael McIlorum: Catalans Dragons sign Wigan Warriors hooker on a two-year deal". BBC Sport. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
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