Ian is the Wright stuff for Workington Town
Last updated at 20:05, Thursday, 31 May 2012
Explosive centre Ian Wright, who starred for Workington Town in the 1960s and 70s, has been announced as the next entrant into the club’s Hall of Fame.
Wright joined the Derwent Park ranks in 1966 after a cross code switch from Cockermouth Rugby Union Club.
During a 13-year stint with Workington, Wright clocked up 300 starts and two substitute appearances before hanging his boots up in 1979.
Scoring an incredible 168 tries and kicking one goal, Wright is Town’s eighth top points scorer with 503.
His tally of touchdowns sees him Workington’s second top try scorer, with only the great Ike Southward ahead of him on 274.
Wright was a one-club man, and was the leading try scorer in eight seasons, including his last six.
He scored the opening try in the Lancashire Cup final triumph over Wigan in 1977, and also made nine appearances for Cumberland.
No date has been set for his induction.
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 31 May 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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