Simon Finnigan

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Simon Finnigan
Simon Finnigan.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-12-08) 8 December 1981 (age 35)
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Playing information
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)[1]
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–05 Widnes Vikings 70 21 0 0 84
2005–07 Salford City Reds 49 17 0 0 68
2008 Bradford Bulls 30 10 0 0 40
2009–10 Huddersfield Giants 29 6 0 0 24
2011–12 Widnes Vikings 32 9 0 0 36
2013 Leigh Centurions 27 12 0 0 48
Total 237 75 0 0 300
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–13 Ireland 9 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

Simon Finnigan (born 8 December 1981 in Warrington, England) is a former rugby league player and current coach. An Ireland international Second-row, he played in Super League for Widnes Vikings, Salford Red Devils, Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield Giants and in the Championship for Leigh Centurions.

He is currently assistant coach of Toronto Wolfpack.

Early life[edit]

Finnigan grew up in Australia, playing for the Penrith Panthers junior teams before joining Widnes in 2003.

Club career[edit]

Finnigan played three season in Super League for Widnes Vikings, before leaving following the club's relegation at the end of the 2005 Super League season. He subsequently joined Salford City Reds, where he played for two seasons before again leaving when the club was relegated at the end of the 2007 Super League season. He signed for Bradford Bulls in September 2007 and stayed for one year before joining Huddersfield Giants in 2009. He rejoined Widnes Vikings in 2011, before finishing his career with Leigh Centurions in 2013. He announced his retirement from the sport in January 2014.

Finnigan playing at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup

Representative[edit]

He was named in the Ireland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup,[2] and the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3]

He was again named in the Ireland squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and made two appearances in the tournament, his final rugby league match being Ireland's defeat against Australia.

Statistics[edit]

Club career (Super League)[edit]

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
2003 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 19 4 1 - -
2004 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 25 32 8 -
2005 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 26 48 12 -
2006 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 25 48 12 - -
2007 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 25 20 5 - -
2008 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 26 28 7 - -
2009 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 20 20 5 - -
2010 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 7 4 1 - -
2012 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 10 0 0 - -

Representative career[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2008–13 Ireland colours.svg Ireland 9 1 0 0 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Altius Directory Rugby League World Cup 2008 Ireland Team". web page. Altius Directory. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ireland Name World Cup 40 Man Training Squad". Rugby League Ireland. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Cassidy included in Ireland squad". BBC. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 

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