Trio Inducted into Hall of Fame

Trio Inducted into Hall of Fame


Three former Warrington RLFC greats were honoured at the club's recent Annual Players Association Dinner.

Jack Hamblett, Mike Nicholas and Bob Eccles became the latest inductees into the club's Hall of Fame earlier this month.

Jack Hamblett was made an Honorary Member of the Hall of Fame. Jack joined Warrington in 1919 and worked until 1979; 60 years as kitman/ groundsman. He was known by everyone in the Rugby League family.

He not only looked after the pitch at Wilderspool but also looked after the players making sure their kit was as good as it could be, even washing the kit and hanging it up to dry under the stand.

Mike Nicholas played 152 games for Warrington scoring 14 tries and eight goals. He also played six times for Wales. Mike was a Challenge Cup Winner in 1974 and was also picked for the Great Britain tour to Australia in the same year but was injured and had to pull out.

Mike was welcomed into the Hall of Fame by Bob Wanbon

Bob Eccles played 291 games for Warrington totalling 119 tries, 38 goals and eight drop goals. He scored 37 tries in a season for Warrington; a total only bettered by the great Brian Bevan. He also crossed for the most tries in a match by a forward for Warrington with five. Bob received one Great Britain cap in his career.

Bob was welcomed into the Hall of Fame by Derek Whitehead.

Pictured: L-R: Bob Wanbon, Mike Nicholas, George Thornton (Players Association Chairman), Bob Eccles, Derek Whitehead

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