Warrington's World Cup heroes - John Woods

This Is Cheshire: John Woods scoring a try against Widnes at Naughton Park. Picture by Eddie Whitham John Woods scoring a try against Widnes at Naughton Park. Picture by Eddie Whitham

SILKY stand off John Woods arrived at Wilderspool in the twilight of his career but still went on to fly the flag for the club in the 1985-1988 World Cup series.

Woods gained his 11th Great Britain cap as a substitute in the World Cup win against Papua New Guinea at Wigan on October 27, 1987.

He made 72 appearances for Warrington after signing from Bradford in time for the 1987/88 campaign.

Woods, who had previously racked up more than 2,000 points in nine seasons for his hometown club Leigh, continued his machine-like ability to score tries and goals with Warrington.

The 351 points he clocked up from 13 tries and 147 goals (including five drop goals) in the 1987/88 season has not been beaten since at Warrington.

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, Albert Naughton, Jerome Guisset, Jonathan Davies

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