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Wigan wingers over the years
Started by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
I've had the privilege of seeing a lot from Billy B through to today's men.
But I must admit I'd love to see Tom Johnstone in a warriors jersey.
He's got the lot. So he'll probably end up in Oz

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Seconded, I spy, heís a class act. Heíll definitely be on the NRL radar

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
I disagree gentlemen. I have seen scores of better wingers. Is he in the current England squad? Good luck to him if the NRL clubs do come knocking.

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
If he's not in the England squad he soon will be. It's all about opinions and personal choice and I agree with broady that there are some quality wingers around.
What do I know anyway - I was a big fan of Ray Mordt.

Posted by: builderboy (2012) Report abuse
Ray Mordt was never fully match fit in his Wigan days - I am not sure it was particularly wise to sign him in the first place but he came in at the same time we signed the Springbok captain who played in the second row. I can't remember his name - can anyone help?

Posted by: joemaplin (127) Report abuse
Rob Louwe

Posted by: watchalot (965) Report abuse
trevor lake was first class winger

Posted by: peter g (2057)  Report abuse
Henderson Gill wasn't the best winger but he was a top class entertainer, Very funny.

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
John Ferguson scored some memorable tries in
his short stay

Posted by: PeterP (6715) Report abuse
Martin Offiah

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
Jason Robinson, Keri Jones.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Ronnie Braithwaite!

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Brett Dallas could shift a bit too

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Brett Dallas could shift a bit too

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Ronnie Braithwaite!

Posted by: jarvo (28682)  Report abuse
Ray Bourgie the 'scouse' Springbok.

Posted by: roylew (2942) Report abuse
David Stephens

Posted by: fossil (6642) Report abuse
David Stephens always played centre at Wigan.

Posted by: chatty (6213)  Report abuse
That Green Vigo could move...... never seen anyone tumble down a flight of stairs as quick as he did one night in Sloopies.

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
Was it not David Stephenson?

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
Mark Preston was quick.

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
But not as tough as Mick Sullivan

Posted by: fossil (6642) Report abuse
David Stephenson wasnít born when David Stephens played at Wigan!
He came from Rugby Union and was a teacher in Wigan👍

Posted by: fossil (6642) Report abuse
My best wingers were Offiah,Boston ,Nordgren and Mick Sullivan!

Posted by: joemaplin (127) Report abuse
Keri Jones in the 70s

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
Bobby Chisnall Terry Ogrady another two from the past.

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
Another Jimmy Hornby

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
David Stephens was before my time then. What year was he there Fossil??

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
Broady he was a school teacher at pem as fossil said. Im thinking late 60s early 70s.

Posted by: gideonfel (293) Report abuse
Hi Fordie. Dave Stephens signed for Wigan at the beginning of the 65-66 season from Castleford RU. In his first game he played on the wing instead of Billy B in the old Ward Cup in '65! He was a talented player, but not in the same class as Billy, Trevor Lake or Mick Sullivan!

Posted by: fossil (6642) Report abuse
David signed from Wakefield RU,and I think he lived in Castleford.
I met him quite a few times,he was a nice fellow.

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
If itís the same one. Heritage number 636.Debut 18th August 1965.signed from Whitehaven.

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
He probably won't want to remember but he played at centre to BB in that 1966 Wembley final

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
It would be nice to play in a winning final I-spy. But I think anyone would take playing at Wembley in a final.

Posted by: roylew (2942) Report abuse
I know he played centre....but I remember him scoring a fantastic long distance try on the wing...David Stephens that is...very classy but must have got injured or homesick

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Gary Henley-Smith? Wasnít he a kiwi sprinter or summat who tried his hand at RL?

Posted by: roylew (2942) Report abuse
Yeh...he kept dropping the ball

Posted by: roylew (2942) Report abuse
Jimmy Hornby

Posted by: gaffer (6014)   Report abuse
It's a pity the telegram boy got a puncture otherwise he could have been the best ever Wigan winger.

winger

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
He could catch pigeons, a great player.

Posted by: farrie50 (1710)  Report abuse
I agree a really great player but can't replace the respect and admiration I have for William John Boston

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
Frank Carlton deserves a mention. He had class and speed.

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
And helped a lot at Wigan by the great Alan Davies.

Posted by: gideonfel (293) Report abuse
Agreed, Broady. I know this is about wingers but centres played a large part in their development. Alan Davies, for me, was the finest centre I've ever seen. He was largely responsible for getting Frank Carlton picked for the 62 tour - although Carlton was a great winger anyway! I remember Davies giving Len Killeen a good hiding in the RL Cup 2nd round against Saints 1965!

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
He scored plenty tries himself as well

Posted by: broady (13874)   Report abuse
Dom Manfredi.

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
Great to see him back.

Posted by: aussie94 (1663) Report abuse
Wingers just put the ball down , trys created by forwards and halves. Billy B for me .

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
We've not got that many try making forwards or half backs in Super League but we do have wingers capable of scoring spectacular tries out of nothing.
Playing with Eric Ashton as his centre Billy B got handed a few on a plate all right

Posted by: i-spy (14033)  Report abuse
Pat Richards has earned a mention

 
 
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