Wigan Rugby

Started by: faz5824 (25)

Can any one remember Wigan Rugby signing a ONE armed player in the 70's.
A work mate mentioned it the other day, I do seem to recall a one armed or one handed player but am not sure as I was only kid at the time.
thanx to you lot, cheers

Started: 8th Sep 2006 at 06:10
Last edited by faz5824: 8th Sep 2006 at 22:30:23

Posted by: tommy (254) 

a rugby player with one arm(could be a fugitive),could be pulling your one legbut i have been watching the football and rugby for over 35yrs and i cant remember the rugby signing a disabled player(but i could be proven wrong.

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 15:14

Posted by: poppy (437)

Yes there was his name was Kerry Gibson,

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 18:24

Posted by: tommy (254) 

see,i knew i was wrong

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 18:27

Posted by: tommy (254) 

had a good look on the net,and the only bit of info on kerry gibson can be found at,and in the search box type is name then scroll down to no1(date 16-4-05),it doesnt mention that he played for wigan,it only mentions he played in aussie,but he did have one arm(full credit to him for playing the game).

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 19:16

Posted by: poppy (437)

Questions and Answers - Rugby League Era of the Biff
Quigs, that one arm Wests player from the 1970s name is Kerry Gibson. ... He did infact play for Wigan (9 seasons ) , St Helens ( 2 seasons ) , ...

This is off a google search,

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 20:57

Posted by: marken (374)

He never played for Wigan.
Kerry Gibson, another Australian, had short stints with Runcorn and Springfield Borough in 1987-88 despite having only one arm.

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 21:35

Posted by: faz5824 (25)

Thanx for answering my question you lot. Cheers.

Replied: 8th Sep 2006 at 22:32
Last edited by faz5824: 8th Sep 2006 at 22:33:01


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