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Wayne Godwin : biography

13 March 1982 -

Wayne Godwin, born 13 March 1982 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England is an English rugby league player.

Wayne Godwin plays for Salford City Reds in the Super League.

Godwins's position of choice is at hooker. He can also operate at scrum-half

Early life

Wayne grew up in Pontefract and supported Featherstone Rovers as a child.

Early career

Wayne Godwin turned pro in 2002 by being signed from his local club Knottingley Rockware to play for Castleford Tigers until the end of 2004, making over 60 appearances. Wayne signed a two-year deal with Wigan after Castleford's relegation at the end of 2004's Super League IX.

Godwin signed for Hull in 2006

Bradford Bulls

Wayne signed for Bradford in 2008 and was the understudy to Terry Newton, during his time at Bradford he always wore the number 14 shirt and has established himself as a fan favourite. During his time at Bradford he played many different positions including loose forward several times. Mick Potter's arrival at Odsal and the arrival of the vastly experienced hooker Matt Diskin put Wayne in a position where he would be the 3rd choice hooker and would not feature in every game of the 2011 season. On December 20 it was rumoured and all but confirmed in the League Express that he was going to join Salford Reds on a 3 year deal.

Salford City Reds

It was announced that Wayne Godwin had joined Salford due to their intended hooker Tevita Leo Latu being refused a visa despite currently playing for Wakefield in the Super League. On Godwin's debut he scored a try vs Leigh Centurions but still lost 13-12, in his second game vs Wigan Warriors he didn't cross the line in Salford's 28-34 defeat against the current champions


Wayne was called into the England A squad for the 2004 European Nations cup.

As of September 2010, With 20 goals, Wayne is 6th in the list of England's all-time Goal Scorers (behind George Fairbairn, Andrew Farrell, Kevin Sinfield, Ernest Ward, & James "Jimmy" Ledgard), with 44 points he is 9th in the list of England's all-time Point Scorers (behind George Fairbairn, Andrew Farrell, Kevin Sinfield, Ernest Ward, James "Jimmy" Ledgard, Jamie Rooney, Rob Burrow & Bobbie Goulding).


Club career

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
2001 Castleford Tigers|12}} Castleford Tigers 6 8 2 - -
2002 Castleford Tigers|12}} Castleford Tigers 13 20 5 - -
2003 Castleford Tigers|12}} Castleford Tigers 20 20 5 - -
2004 Castleford Tigers|12}} Castleford Tigers 25 136 6 56 -
2005 Wigan Warriors|12}}Wigan Warriors 23 8 2 - -
2006 Wigan Warriors|12}}Wigan Warriors 24 16 4 - -
2007 Hull|12}} Hull 16 4 1 - -
2008 16pxBradford Bulls 12 8 2 - -

Representative career

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2004 ENG}} England 3 1 20 0 44 -
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