14 August 1961
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Steve Hampson (born 14 August 1961) is a former international rugby league footballer who played as a Fullback. He played for Wigan, Illawarra Steelers, Halifax, Salford and Widnes, and also represented Great Britain. [1 ]
Playing career [ edit ]
Club career [ edit ]
Hampson played at fullback for defending champions Wigan in their
1987 World Club Challenge victory against the visiting Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. He also played in their 1991 World Club Challenge victory against the visiting Penrith Panthers. He spent almost ten years as a player for the club between 1983 and 1993. During his Wigan career, he made 296 starts (plus 8 subs bench appearances), scoring 55 tries, 48 conversions and 3 drop goals, a total of 319 points. Wigan reached the Challenge Cup final eight times while Hampson was at the club, but he missed the first three finals (in 1984, 1985 and 1988) due to injury. [2 ]
Steve Hampson played as an
Interchange/ Substitute (replacing Wing Gary Henley-Smith) in Wigan's 34-8 victory over Warrington in the 1985 Lancashire Cup final during the 1985–86 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985, played [3 ] Fullback in the 28-16 victory over Warrington in the 1987 Lancashire Cup final during the 1987–88 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 11 October 1987, played [4 ] Fullback in the 22-17 victory over Salford in the 1988 Lancashire Cup final during the 1988–89 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 23 October 1988, and played [5 ] Fullback (replaced by Interchange/ Substitute Neil Cowie) in the 5-4 victory over St. Helens in the 1992 Lancashire Cup final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 18 October 1992. [6 ]
In 1989, he played alongside fellow import
Andy Gregory for the Illawarra Steelers in the NSWRL premiership.
After being released by Wigan in 1993, he went to play for
Halifax, Salford and Widnes. [7 ]
Representative career [ edit ]
Hampson was selected to go on the
1988 Great Britain Lions tour and the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. He was capped 12 times for Great Britain between 1987 and 1992.
Coaching career [ edit ]
Hampson was coach of
Lancashire Lynx between 1999 and 2000.
He has worked as a
fitness conditioner for Sale Sharks, Lancashire CCC and in rugby league at international level with Great Britain. [1 ]
As part of the 2010 Wigan Warriors coaching staff re-structure Steve became the Assistant Under 18's Coach.
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