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Ellery Hanley MBE | Loose Forward

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Position: Loose Forward, Stand Off, Centre, Winger

Date of Birth: March 27th 1961

Wigan Debut: 22nd September 1985 v Widnes (H) – Won 52-5 (Central Park)

Last Wigan Match: 27th April 1991 v St Helens (Challenge Cup Final) – Won 13-8 (Wembley)

Ellery was a Loose forward who signed for Wigan from Bradford Northern in 1985 for £150,000.

He made 202 appearances (plus 2 as a substitute) in six seasons with the Cherry & Whites, scoring 189 tries and 776 points.

In January 1990 he was honoured by the Queen for his services to the game, to add to his achievements at Wigan which included a World Club Challenge medal, four Challenge Cup winners medals, three Championship medals and four Lancashire Cup winners medals as well as the prestigious Man of Steel award on two occasions.

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