Ex-Wigan and Warrington prop Glyn Shaw dies after long illness

Former Warrington, Wigan and Widnes prop Glyn Shaw has passed away after a long illness aged 71.

After being capped at Youth level as a second row from Seven Sisters, Glyn Shaw joined Neath RFC in 1970 and soon made his mark, making a try-scoring debut in a 26-3 win over the West Wales R.U.

He rapidly established himself in the exceptionally powerful Neath pack of the time usually alongside Norman Rees and Walter Williams in the front row.

He was capped by Wales ‘B’ in 1971 and he was in the Neath team which capped the Club’s centenary year by beating Llanelli 15-9 at Cardiff to win the inaugural WRU Cup fifty years ago.

Shaw was elected captain of Neath RFC in 1977/78 but succumbed to the charms of rugby league in November of that season and joined Widnes.

Then, in November 1981 he was signed by Wigan for £25,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £120,600 in 2013).

After a number of seasons in the Cherry and White, Shaw made the move to Warrington, debuting in November 1984.

Shaw, who could play anywhere in the pack except hooker, played his last match for Warrington in November 1985.

Everyone at Serious About Rugby League passes on their condolences.

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