Cliff Hill

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John Clifford Hill
Personal information
Full name John Clifford Hill
Born unknown
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 Hill (birth unknown), also known by the nickname of "Cliff", 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 is the older brother of the rugby league footballer; David Hill.[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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