The former Wigan rugby league stars who have played for New South Wales

Ahead of the second game of this year’s State of Origin series, Niall Concannon looks at the 18 players to have represented both Wigan and New South Wales

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 4:38 pm
Ryan Hoffman and Brett Finch

The match is broadcast by Sky Sports Arena from 10am on Sunday.

The Sydney-born winger represented NSW 12 times, winning eight of those games and finished his career playing at Wigan
Furner scored 110 points in his 54 appearances for Wigan and played eight times for NSW

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Fletcher made an instant impact on his time at Wigan, scoring within three minutes of his debut. Before moving to Wigan, Fletcher represented NSW 14 times
Finch played three State of Origin games for New South Wales and 60 times for Wigan
Roberts made his debut playing at South Sydney, allowing him to represent NSW nine times. He played for Wigan between 1986 to 87
Kenny was born in Canterbury, New South Wales and represented the state 17 times. Kenny played for Wigan between 1984 and 1985
Farrar played 38 games for Wigan during his two-year spell, before moving back to Australia. The centre also featured seven times in the State of Origin games.
Another NSW player that finished his career at Wigan, Bailey played 101 times for the Warriors. He played three times for NSW throughout 2003.
McCormack played 29 times for the Warriors in a year long spell. He also represented in two State of Origin games.
Although his father represented Queensland, Ryan Hoffman played 14 times for NSW. He also featured in Wigans 2011 Challenge Cup win
The Sydney-born winger scored 24 tries in 25 appearances in a Wigan jersey. He also scored one try in his eight appearances with the Blues.
Davidson played the majority of his career down under but had a brief spell in England, playing 11 games for Wigan. He represented NSW five times
Blake represented the state once, in 1989. He also scored seven times in 11 games during his year playing for Wigan.
Florimo represented NSW four times during his career. He also played for Wigan during the 1999 season, scoring 30 points in 20 games.
Johns played for Wigan 25 times, including in their 2001 Grand Final loss to Bradford. The half-back also featured four times for NSW.
Cross only featured five times for Wigan, in a brief spell in 2011. He also played twice for New South Wales in 2008, winning one of those.
Barrett played two years at Wigan and made a huge impact. He made 60 appearances in that time. He also scored three tries in 11 games for the Blues.
Ella played alongside Kenny at Parramatta Eels, and followed him to Wigan in 1985. Ella represented NSW eight times