Mick Sullivan passes away

Rugby League Hall of Fame member and former Great Britain star Mick Sullivan has died at the age of 82.

Sullivan played for Huddersfield, Wigan, St Helens, York and Dewsbury in the 1950s and 60s in a long and successful career.

The winger scored 208 tries in 390 games and won two World Cups with Great Britain. He had a three-year spell as captain-coach of Junee in NSW in 1966 to 1968.

Sullivan holds the record of the most GB Test caps of 46, along with Gary Schofield, and was involved in recording-breaking transfers first to Wigan and then Saints.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. Sullivan was admitted to hospital in Wakefield last week, where he passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

“Mick Sullivan was one of the greatest Rugby League players to ever play the game,” RFL chief executive officer Nigel Wood said.

“A World Cup winner at just twenty years old, Great Britain’s record try scorer and joint most capped player, he was a legend of the game and was rightly inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2013.

“The RFL would like to offer their sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.”

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