Wayne Godwin

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Wayne Godwin
Wayne Godwin.jpg
Personal information
Full name Wayne Godwin
Nickname Wagga
Born (1982-03-13) 13 March 1982 (age 35)
Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 13 st 8 lb (86 kg)[1]
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–04 Castleford Tigers 69 18 56 0 184
2005–06 Wigan Warriors 52 7 0 0 28
2007–08 Hull F.C. 19 4 0 0 16
2009–10 Bradford Bulls 43 7 0 0 28
2011–13 Salford Red Devils 52 6 0 0 24
2014–15 Dewsbury Rams 16 5 0 0 20
2015(loan)–? Salford Red Devils 3 0 0 0 0
Total 254 47 56 0 300
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004 England 3 1 20 0 44
As of 26 July 2015
Source: RLP, Love Rugby League & Wigan stats

Wayne Godwin (born 13 March 1982 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England), is a retired English rugby league player.

Wayne Godwin played for Castleford Tigers, Wigan Warriors, Hull F.C., Bradford Bulls and Salford Red Devils in the Super League and for Dewsbury in the Championship.

Godwins's position of choice was at hooker. He can also operate at scrum-half

Early life[edit]

Wayne grew up in Pontefract and supported Featherstone Rovers as a child.

Early career[edit]

Wayne Godwin turned pro in 2002 by being signed from his local club Knottingley Rockware to play for Castleford until the end of 2004, making over 60 appearances. Wayne signed a two-year deal with Wigan after Castleford's relegation at the end of 2004's Super League IX.

Godwin signed for Hull F.C. in 2006

Bradford[edit]

Wayne signed for Bradford in 2008 and was the understudy to Terry Newton, during his time at Bradford he always wore the number 14 shirt and has established himself as a fans' favourite. During his time at Bradford he played many different positions including loose forward several times. Mick Potter's arrival at Odsal and the arrival of the vastly experienced hooker Matt Diskin put Wayne in a position where he would be the 3rd choice hooker and would not feature in every game of the 2011 season. On 20 December it was rumoured and all but confirmed in the League Express that he was going to join Salford on a 3-year deal.

Salford[edit]

It was announced that Wayne Godwin had joined Salford due to their intended hooker Tevita Leo Latu being refused a visa despite currently playing for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League. On Godwin's debut he scored a try vs Leigh but still lost 13–12, in his second game vs Wigan he did not cross the line in Salford's 28–34 defeat against the current champions

Dewsbury[edit]

Wayne signed for Dewsbury for the 2014 season playing in the Kingstone Press Championship. On 15 March 2015, Godwin returned on a four-week loan to Salford.

Representative[edit]

Wayne was called into the England A squad for the 2004 European Nations cup.

As of September 2010, With 20 goals, Wayne is 6th in the list of England's all-time goal scorers (behind George Fairbairn, Andrew Farrell, Kevin Sinfield, Ernest Ward, & James "Jimmy" Ledgard), with 44 points he is 9th in the list of England's all-time Point Scorers (behind George Fairbairn, Andrew Farrell, Kevin Sinfield, Ernest Ward, James "Jimmy" Ledgard, Jamie Rooney, Rob Burrow & Bobbie Goulding).

Statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Year Club Apps Pts T G DG
2001 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 6 8 2 - -
2002 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 13 20 5 - -
2003 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 20 20 5 -
2004 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 25 136 6 56
2005 Wigancolours.svgWigan 23 8 2 -
2006 Wigancolours.svgWigan 24 16 4 -
2007 Hullcolours.svg Hull 16 4 1 -
2008 Bullscolours.svg Bradford 12 8 2 -

Representative career[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Drop Goals Points
2004 England England 3 1 20 0 44 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salford City Reds". official club website. Salford City Reds. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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