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Frank Shugars :: 1904-1912

First game: 03/09/1904, Last game: 27/03/1912, Played: 212, Tries: 18, Points: 54

Frank Shugars was a Welsh forward signed from Penygraig rugby union club and made his debut at Leigh in a 16-2 victory, in the days when 15 players made up the team, there being two extra forwards. At the end of his first season he was in the Warrington side who won the Challenge Cup for the first time, defeating Hull Kingston Rovers 6-0. He collected a further Challenge Cup winners’ medal in 1907, helping Warrington to defeat Oldham, 17-3. His best season scoring wise was 1909/10 when he crossed for seven tries.

Frank was nominated by the club to have a place in history as Warrington’s very first Tourist in 1910. He set sail in April from Tilbury, and didn’t arrive back until five months later! He collected his one and only Great Britain cap in Auckland, New Zealand of that year when he played for the “Northern Union” in a 52-20 victory. He also won five Welsh caps and made two appearances for Lancashire and one for Other Nationalities

His last appearance was in a Challenge Cup quarter final replay at Wakefield, which was lost 5-10.