26 April 1981 |
Wigan, England, UK
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||16 st 1 lb (102 kg) |
|Position||Centre, Second-row, Loose forward|
Stephen Wild (born 26 April 1981 in Wigan, England) is a semi professional rugby league footballer for the North Wales Crusaders. A Great Britain and England international representative forward, he previously played for the Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants and most recently Salford.
Wild signed for Wigan from local amateurs Wigan St. Patrick's. He joined Wigan's first team after progressing through the lower ranks at the club, making his debut in 2001. He made his first representative appearance in 2002 for Lancashire. He was signed by Huddersfield in 2006 and agreed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2009.
He has been used as a Loose forward/Lock at Huddersfield, but he has previously played in the Second-row and in the Centres. He has previously been compared to Nathan Hindmarsh, currently one of the sport's best players in Wild's position. Wild played for Huddersfield in the 2006 Challenge Cup Final at loose forward against St. Helens but the Giants lost 12-42. In June 2007 Wild was called up to the Great Britain squad for the Test match against France  having made his debut against Australia in 2004, he has also represented England against New Zealand, as well as Lancashire in Origin Series.
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