Former Wigan Warriors and St Helens Brian Hogan legend passes away at 74

According to former club Widnes Vikings, forwards Brian Hogan has passed away at the age of 74 just short of his 75th birthday.

Hogan played in the pack and made his debut for St Helens in 1964 where he spent five years making over 40 appearances.

Then he would spend the next five years at Wigan making over 100 appearances for a year long spell with Brandon Northern.

Following this came his first stint at Widnes which ended in 1974 and coincided with a return to Wigan where he would make a further 80 appearances for the Cherry and Whites prior to a return to Widnes in the 1980s where he made around 100 appearances.

His career ended at Oldham. He was also a Lancashire and England representative in the 1970s.

He played in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final between Bradford Northern – now Bradford Bulls – and Featherstone Rovers.

He also played in multiple Lancashire Cup Finals, John Player Trophy Finals and BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy Finals.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

The Vikings released their own tribute for their former player:

“It is with deep sadness to learn that former player, Brian Hogan has passed. Brian 1st played for Widnes in 1973 appearing over 120 times in two spells for “The Chemics”. The thoughts and prayers from all at Widnes are with his family and friends.”

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