Cliff Hill

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John Clifford Hill
Personal information
Full name John Clifford Hill
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–70 Wigan 192 57 0 0 171
1971–73 Oldham 59 9 0 0 27
Total 251 66 0 0 198
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire 1
1966 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

John Clifford "Cliff" Hill is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for Wigan, and Oldham, as a stand-off/five-eighth, i.e. number 6.[1]

Playing career

International honours

Cliff Hill won a cap for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1966 against France.[1]

County League appearances

Cliff Hill played in Wigan's victory in the Lancashire County Cup during the 1969–70 season

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Cliff Hill played stand-off/five-eighth in Wigan's 20-16 victory over Hunslet in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016,[2] and played as an interchange/substitute (replacing Fullback Colin Tyrer, and became the first ever Interchange/Substitute to play in a Challenge Cup Final) in Wigan's 2-7 defeat by Castleford in the 1970 Challenge Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1970, in front of a crowd of 95,255.

County Cup Final appearances

Cliff Hill played stand-off/five-eighth in Wigan's 16-13 victory over Oldham in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton, on Saturday 29 October 1966.[3]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Cliff Hill played stand-off/five-eighth, and scored a try in Wigan's 7-4 victory over St. Helens in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968,[4] and played fullback in the 6-11 defeat by Leigh in the 1969 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1969.

Personal life

Cliff Hill has a younger brother, David, who also played rugby league for Wigan and Oldham.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "1964-1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1968-1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 66. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4. 

External links

  • !Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk (statistics currently missing due to not having appeared for both Great Britain, and England)
  • Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk
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