Richard Whiting (rugby league)
December 20, 1984 |
Featherstone, Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||15 st 10 lb (100 kg)|
|Position||Centre, Fullback, Stand-off, Lock, Second-row, Loose forward, Prop|
|As of 26 March 2017
Richard Whiting is an English professional rugby league footballer for Toronto Wolfpack. Previously playing in the Championship for Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions, he spent most of his professional career in Super League with Hull F.C., with whom he won the 2005 Challenge Cup and was named Super League's Young Player of the Year in 2005. Able to play in a variety of positions, he is considered a utility player.
Whiting was a promising association football player as a youngster and was signed to a scholarship with Barnsley FC as a 16-year-old before deciding to pursue a career in rugby league.
Whiting joined Hull F.C. in 2004. In 2005 he made 24 appearances during the season and also won the league's Young Player of the Year. Whiting played for Hull at centre in the 2005 Challenge Cup final, scoring a try in the victory over Leeds. Hull reached the 2006 Super League Grand final against St. Helens and Whiting played from the substitutes' bench in his side's 4-26 loss.
Whiting continued to be a regular in the Hull FC team, filling in a multitude of roles and positions and earning a reputation as one of the most reliable players in the league. In 2014, he was awarded a testimonial to mark 10 years with the club.
In 2016, Richard moved to Leigh on a 2-month loan after falling down the pecking order. He made his debut for Leigh in the 24-20 win over London Broncos. In April 2016 Whiting signed for Leigh on a permanent basis, ending his 12-year stint at Hull.
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