Eric a St. Helens lad, signed for Wigan after finishing his National Service in the Army. He quickly
made the Wigan first team and played on the wing for the first season, he was then granted his wish to play centre and started
the famous partnership with Bill Boston. This was one of the all time great Centre/Wing combinations both for the club and
for Great Britain. Eric soon became the Wigan Captain and led them to 6 Wembley Cup Finals. In his Wigan career he scored
231 tries and 448 goals but he was renowned for his play making and leadership on the field of play.
He captained the 1960 Great Britain World Cup winning team and led them on the 1962 Ashes winning
tour of Australia. This is regarded by many as the greatest ever touring side. In two tours of Australia in 1958 and 1962
he scored 51 tries, despite being a creative centre who's main aim was to make tries for his winger.
He is the only person to have Captained, Coached and been the Chairman of a Cup Winning side.
In a 2 hour interview, Eric tells us about his early trial for his home town team St. Helens, then joining
the Army on National Service. He tells how he set himself personal ambitions and whether
he achieved them in his career, how quickly he made the Wigan first team and represented
Lancashire, the successes and failures in his time as player and captain of Wigan.
He tells us what it was like to Captain some of the greatest ever Great Britain teams, about his time Coaching at
Wigan, Leeds and St Helens and his time as Chairman and Board member of his home town
club St. Helens.