Former Wigan and England forward Stephen Holgate is dead

Stephen Holgate Death – Cause of Death: Former Wigan and England forward, Stephen Holgate has passed away aged 49.

“It’s with great sadness that we learn of the passing of ex player Stephen Holgate,” Workington Town Rugby League Football Club announced. “An extraordinarily talented player who we are privileged to say graced Derwent Park.”

Holgate began his career with Workington before joining Wigan, Hull and Halifax before retiring in 2000.

“Just heard the awful news that the former England, Workington and Wigan forward Stephen Holgate has passed away, Richdela Riviere wrote. “Holly played for England in 1995 and won the inaugural Grand Final with Wigan in 1998. He was a lovely fella.”

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