Steve Hampson

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Steve Hampson
Personal information
Born (1961-08-14) 14 August 1961 (age 54)
Playing information
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–93 Wigan 304 55 48 3 319
1989 Illawarra 11 1 0 0 4
1993–95 Halifax
1995–96 Salford
1997 Widnes 18 4 0 0 16
Total 333 60 48 3 339
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–92 Great Britain 12 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

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, i.e. number 14, (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,[3] played 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,[4] played 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,[5] and played 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]

Steve Hampson played Fullback in Wigan's 11-8 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986,[7] played Fullback in the 18-4 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 John Player Special Trophy final during the 1986–87 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 10 January 1987,[8] played Fullback in the 12-6 victory over Widnes in the 1988–89 John Player Special Trophy final during the 1988–89 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 7 January 1989,[9] and played Fullback, and scored a drop goal in the 15-8 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1992–93 Regal Trophy final during the 1992–93 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1993.[10]

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.[11]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hampson takes Great Britain role". BBC. 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ de la Rivière, Richard (29 December 2010). "Steve Hampson". WordPress. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "1985-1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1988–1989 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "1992–1993 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "11th January 1986: Wigan 11 Hull KR 8 (John Player Special Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "10th January 1987: Warrington 4 Wigan 18 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "7th January 1989: Wigan 12 Widnes 6 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "23rd January 1993: Bradford 8 Wigan 15 (Regal Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Player Directory". rugby.widnes.tv. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

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