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Chris Hesketh RIP
Started by: wigvet (3290) Report abuse
Chris Hesketh the former Wigan player has passed away - Chris went on the GB 1974 Tour, great player
A legend also at Salford where he gave such great service to the club.

great sidestep I recollect

Posted by: aussie94 (1646) Report abuse
R. I P Chris a great player.

Posted by: elmos (2707)  Report abuse

Rest in peace Chris.

Posted by: broady (13138)   Report abuse
R.I.P. A big hearted player. Part of a very successful Salford side.

Posted by: grimshaw (978)  Report abuse
Same surname as myself but no relation.

Had the odd chat with him when i lived in worsley terrace on standishgate and used the royal oak.

A real nice man .and a terrific player .


Posted by: gideonfel (271) Report abuse
Great player, with a sharp sidestep. Rest In Peace, Chris.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3031)  Report abuse

Another great player joining the super league in heaven,
i remember him very well, true genuine gentleman,


Posted by: i-spy (13469)  Report abuse
So long old pal. RIP

Posted by: upthetims (6428) Report abuse


Posted by: peawapp (4912)  Report abuse
Remember him well R.I.P. Chris

Posted by: roylew (2669) Report abuse
Was only a reserve at Wigan.....someone missed his potential....a wicked sidestep...rip Chris

Posted by: i-spy (13469)  Report abuse
Funeral at St Joseph's , Bolton Road, Adlington, 11am August 22.

Posted by: broady (13138)   Report abuse
Chris played 85 games for Wigan scoring 28 tries. In 1974 he became the first Wigan born player to Captain Great Britain.

Posted by: wigvet (3290) Report abuse
great player and gentleman broady

by the way did Joe Egan ever captain GB?

Posted by: aussie94 (1646) Report abuse
Wigvet no not according to my records he did not captain GB.
But he was the first Captain to receive the Challenge Cup at Wembley from a reigning monarch. I think it was 1948.
I was in the same class at St John Fisher as his younger son Barry. We were good fiends

Posted by: wigvet (3290) Report abuse
thanks aussie94 was just wondering about his captaincy

you were right on the other as well
''Saturday 1 May 1948, in front of a crowd of 91,465 he was the first captain to receive the trophy from a reigning monarch, King George VI''

Posted by: aussie94 (1646) Report abuse
Good family

Posted by: gaffer (5962)   Report abuse



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