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Nigel Wright (rugby league)

Nigel Wright
Personal information
Full name Nigel Wright
Born (1973-11-08) 8 November 1973 (age 40)
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–93 Wakefield Trinity
1993–98 Wgan 36 11 4 48
1995 Wakefield Trinity (loan)
1998–2000 Huddersfield Giants 10 1 0 0 4
Total 46 12 0 4 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 England 1 0 0 1 1
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
15 Mar 2011–05 Jul 11 Barrow Raiders
Source: englandrl.co.uk

Nigel Wright (born (1973-11-08) 8 November 1973 (age 40)) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, and coach of the 2010s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Stanley Rangers ARLFC, Wakefield Trinity, Wigan, and Huddersfield Giants, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 6, or 13, and coaching at club level for Barrow Raiders.

Playing career

International honours

Nigel Wright won a cap for England while at Wakefield Trinity in 1995 against France.[1]

Only eight players have ever scored drop goals for England, they are; John Keith Bridges (1), George Fairbairn (1), Bobbie Goulding (1), Sean Long (1), Martin Offiah (1), Harry Pinner (2), Alan Redfearn (1), and Nigel Wright (1).[2]

County Cup Final Appearances

Nigel Wright played Stand-off/Five-eighth and scored a conversion and a drop goal in Wakefield Trinity's 29–16 victory over Sheffield Eagles in the 1992 Yorkshire Cup final at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 18 October 1992.[3]

Transfer fee

In 1993, Wigan paid Wakefield Trinity a fee of £140,000 for Nigel Wright (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £253,000 in 2009),[4] however a series of injuries limited his impact at Wigan.[5]

References

External links

  • Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com
  • International Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  • Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  • Challenge Cup Special with Nigel Wright
  • Nigel Has The Wright Stuff For Jimmy
  • Rugby League: Team-By-Team Guide To Super League
  • Rugby League: Wright shown door by Wigan
  • Wright Returns to Take Bungee Jump for Charity
  • Garry Schofield named as new Barrow Raiders coach
  • Barrow Raiders duo a 'breathe of fresh air' – Johnston
  • Barrow Raiders sign Halifax hooker Mark Gleeson
  • Barrow Raiders appoint fitness coach Martin Clawson
  • Wright shares Schofield's rugby philosophy
  • Barrow Raiders assistant Wright targets Super League
  • Nigel Wright appointed as Barrow Raiders coach
  • Barrow Raiders coach Wright to be given time – chairman
  • Wright positive despite Barrow defeat
  • Barrow Raiders suffer Jamie Thackray ankle injury blow
  • Barrow Raiders coach Nigel Wright warns 'hiding' stars
  • Barrow boss Nigel Wright hails Jamie Rooney improvement
  • Wigan 52–0 Barrow
  • Barrow Raiders target Leeds wing Semi Tadulala
  • Fletcher and Broadbent make injury progress for Barrow
  • Barrow chairman Johnston quashes Wright sack rumours
  • Barrow can be more ruthless – Coach Nigel Wright
  • Barrow Raiders sign centre Anthony Blackwood
  • Barrow collapse frustrates head coach Nigel Wright
  • Barrow Raiders appoint Dave Clark after Nigel Wright exit
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