Former Wigan forward Stephen Holgate dies aged 49

Former Wigan forward Stephen Holgate has died at the age of 49, his first club Workington have announced.

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 7:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 8:00 am
Stephen Holgate

Holgate began his career with Workington in 1994 and was in the Wigan team that beat Leeds in the inaugural Super League Grand Final in 1998.

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He made one appearance for England in 1995 and also played for Hull and Halifax before retiring in 2000.

In a tweet, Workington said: “It’s with great sadness that we learn of the passing of ex-player Stephen Holgate.

“An extraordinarily talented player who we are privileged to say graced Derwent Park. Rest in Peace marra.”