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Danny Brough

Danny Brough
Personal information
Born (1983-01-15) 15 January 1983
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 13 st 1 lb (83 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004 York 3 0 12 1 25
2005–06 Hull 38 3 87 1 187
2006–07 Castleford 35 12 153 4 358
2008–10 Wakefield Trinity 57 19 203 5 487
2010– Huddersfield Giants 132 35 467 8 1082
Total 265 69 922 19 2139
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–14 Scotland 15 6 53 2 152
2012 England 1 0 2 0 4
As of 31 October 2014
Source: Rugby League Project, Huddersfield Giants Profile
*In 2007 Brough played for the Castleford Tigers in National League One.

Danny Brough (born 15 January 1983) is a British professional rugby league footballer for English club Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Scotland international representative half back, he has previously played for Hull FC, Castleford and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
    • 2000s 1.1
    • 2010s 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Playing career

2000s

Brough started his playing career as a junior at Wakefield but failed to make a first-team appearance before leaving the club and signing for Dewsbury Rams in the Championship. He subsequently played for York and eventually made it to Super League level with Hull FC.

Brough starred with four goals and a drop-goal in Hull's 2005 Challenge Cup Final win over Leeds Rhinos, with many claiming he was unlucky not to win the Lance Todd Trophy. However, Brough found himself out of favor a year later and joined Castleford, helping them to gain promotion back to Super League in 2007 having lowered his wages to play in the Championship competition.

Following Castleford's promotion, Brough joined Wakefield in 2008 and became a key player for the team, going on to win the Albert Goldthorpe Medal that year. Brough played at international level for Scotland, qualifying via his grandfather. He captained the Bravehearts at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Danny Brough in action for Wakefield
Brough's international future was thrown into question following the World Cup, as he announced his intention to switch allegiance to England in 2009, citing a lack of opportunities to play in major tournaments with Scotland.[2] However, Brough was not selected for England, and did not feature at international level for two years.[3]

2010s

On 24 March 2010 Brough moved to Huddersfield Giants, and was named club captain during 2012 following the mid-season departure of Kevin Brown.[4][5] Brough was eventually called into the England squad for an International Origin match in 2012. He was subsequently omitted once again from the England squad, and, amid heavy speculation, in 2013 announced that he would once again be committing to Scotland, having not featured for England in an official international match.[6]

At the end of the 2013 Super League season, Brough won the Man Of Steel award for his excellent performances throughout the season. He also became the first player ever to win a second Albert Goldthorpe Medal.[7]

In October and November 2013, Brough captained Scotland in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Brough was shortlisted alongside Sonny Bill Williams and Greg Inglis for the RLIF International Player of the Year.[8]

In October and November 2014, Brough led Scotland in the 2014 European Cup. He played at his best throughout the tournament, earning him the 'Player of the Tournament' award.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". web page. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2009/02/06/brough-targets-england-spot-434709/
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.loverugbyleague.com/news_10144-brough-named-as-huddersfield-captain.html
  5. ^ "Brough completes move to Giants". BBC News. 24 March 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.sportinglife.com/rugby-league/live/match-reaction/37182/brough-will-play-for-scotland
  7. ^ "The Albert Goldthorpe Awards". totalrl.com. League Publications. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Burgess brothers join Brough to receive top accolades on proud night for Dewsbury’s league trio, by Dave Craven, yorkshirepost.co.uk, dated 28 November 2013.
  9. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/news/article/947/brough-crowned-player-of-the

External links

  • England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  • Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  • Wakefield Trinity Wildcats profile
  • Castleford Tigers profile
  • Players to watch - Danny Brough (Scotland)
  • Brough draws level
  • Goldthorope medal
  • Goldthorope medal 2008
  • Stats → PastPlayers → B at hullfc.com
  • Statistics at hullfc.com
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