|Full name||Sonny Julian Nickle|
4 May 1969 |
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Sonny Nickle (born 4 May 1969 in Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English former rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. He played for Hunslet, St. Helens, Bradford Bulls, Sheffield Eagles, and Leigh Centurions. He played in the Second-row and as a Prop. Sonny is the youngest of four brothers. Nickle has two daughters, eldest Tiegan Byrne and youngest Somma Nickle.
He was part of the package put together by St. Helens to bring Paul Newlove to the club from the Bradford Bulls. Sonny Nickle was an athletic forward who was a powerful runner. He enjoyed the distinction of representing Great Britain on six occasions.
Sonny Nickle played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in St. Helens 4-5 defeat by Wigan in the 1992 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 18 October 1992.
Nickle played for St. Helens at second-row forward in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls. Having won the 1999 Championship, St. Helens contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Nickle playing at hooker in the loss. Nickle played for St. Helens from the interchange bench in their 2000 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors. As Super League V champions, St. Helens played against 2000 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos in the 2001 World Club Challenge, Nickle played at prop forward in Saints' victory.
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