Challenge Cup Memories: Colin Clarke (VIDEO)

During our interview with Colin Clarke (which can be viewed by clicking here) we asked Colin for his career highlights, he answered with:

“I think probably the beginning of my career, when I was a young kid, I grew up near Poolstock near to where Billy Boston lived. As a kid, we used to idolise Billy, just seeing Billy in an everyday situation and to finish up playing in the same team as him was an absolute brilliant occasion for me.

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As well as that, playing wise, playing in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final and coaching in the 1985 Challenge Cup Final. What I like, personally about my career was playing in the 1965 Final, which at the time was dubbed the best final ever and then to coach in the final, 20 years on, in 1985 which was then dubbed the best ever final. To be involved in those two games, 20 years apart and with Wigan not winning the cup between those finals was really special for me.”

Those two finals, which at the time, were dubbed the best finals ever can be viewed below:

1965 Challenge Cup Final – Wigan v Hunslet

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1985 Challenge Cup Final – Wigan v Hull

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