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Item #: 32589
Top left Johnny Lawrenson (played 219 games and scored 187 tries a great scoring ratio), top right, Jack Cunliffe (played 441 games), bottom left, Tommy Bradshaw (played 302 games) and bottom right, Martin Ryan (played 300 games).
Great photos. Jack Cunliffe actually played first team rugby for Wigan in 4 decades. His first match was on 9th December 1939 against Leigh, and his last match was on 9th January 1960 v Workington. A magnificent achievement and as a one club man.
Thanks for sharing Keith, great pic of them in their youth do you know when Martin Ryan was given GT Britain full back spot.
Looks to me as though they're a modest bunch of lads. Autograph?, sure, ... there you go, ... another for your collection.
Thank you everyone for those nice comments. Tommy Bradshaw was born in October 1920, so he could have been 20 at the time of this photo, Martin was born August 1923 so he could have been about 17, Johnny Lawrenson was born March 1921 so he could have been 19 at the time and Jack Cunliffe was also born at that time so he also may have been 19.
Totally irrelevant but don't they all have lovely teeth.