Started by: peawapp (5071) 

this morning they have laid to rest a legend of the rugby game,Don Platt passed away at the age of 78,Don played for Wigan, Leigh, Oldham, and Batley, I watched him play many times for Leigh,in his latter years Don was in a wheelchair,he was a good un was Don I hope he rests in peace

Started: 10th Jun 2011 at 16:19
Last edited by peawapp: 10th Jun 2011 at 16:21:19

Posted by: upthetims (6586)

Can't remember him,peawapp


Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 16:24

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

He played over 100 games for wigan a good goalkicking forward,and also both of his sons Maurice and alan had professional careers

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 16:31

Posted by: broady (18316) 

R I P. I remember his sons playing.

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 16:39

Posted by: stars (432) 

i remember don platt playing fullback for wigan,indeed a good player.r.i.p.don

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 16:56

Posted by: peter48 (2751)

Donald Platt played for Wigan between 1952 - 1958 he played 108 games scoring 22 tries and kicking 47 goals totalling 160 points
Maurice played for Wigan in 1978 and made 12 apperances
I cant find any info on Alan

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 17:06

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

Alan I think played for both Oldham and Leigh

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 17:43

Posted by: elmos (2784) 

r.i p. don, a good full back or second rower.

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 18:51

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Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 23:42

Posted by: fossil (7527)

I also remember Don Platt,he was a good player RIP.

Replied: 10th Jun 2011 at 23:51

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

He played with some great players at Wigan. Billy Boston, Jack Cunliffe, Brian Nordgren, Dave Bolton, Brian McTigue etc and Don wasn't out of place alongside them.

Replied: 11th Jun 2011 at 00:12


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