Warrington's World Cup heroes - Albert Naughton

This Is Cheshire: Albert Naughton in his 1954 World Cup blazer Albert Naughton in his 1954 World Cup blazer

ALLY Naughton, a great Warrington Wolves clubman, appeared in two Great Britain games during the inaugural 1954 World Cup.

He was in the centre in the final, with clubmate Gerry Helme at scrum half, as GB defeated France 16-12 in front of more than 30,000 fans in Paris.

Naughton, who scored 167 tries in 348 appearances for Warrington between 1949 and 1961, also figured against the French in the second game of the tournament, helping Britain secure a 13-13 draw in Toulouse.

Naughton, who went to become landlord of the Britannia pub in Warrington town centre, joined Warrington from Widnes in 1949 and also represented England and Lancashire during his Wilderspool days.

With Warrington he played against Widnes in the 1950 Challenge Cup Final win at Wembley and the club's last Championship Final success against Oldham in 1955.

He also appeared in the Lancashire Cup Final defeat of St Helens at Wigan in 1959.

Log on again tomorrow for another feature on a Warrington World Cup hero.

Click on the following links to read about other Warrington World Cup heroes that we have featured so far.

Gerry Helme, Duane Mann, Allan Bateman, Steve Roach, Barry Philbin, Andy Gregory

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