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Warrington’s World Cup heroes – Des Drummond
DES Drummond’s stunning form with his new club Warrington, after his 10 seasons with Leigh, was rewarded with a World Cup appearance for Great Britain in the 1985 to 1988 event.
He was on the wing as the Lions destroyed Papua New Guinea 42-0 at Central Park, Wigan, on October 24, 1987.
Drummond, the last Warrington captain to lift silverware after a 12-2 Regal Trophy Final victory against Bradford Northern at Headingley in 1991, spent six seasons at Wilderspool as he kept his top-flight career going until he was 34.
He was a fans’ favourite as he cut much larger men in two with his perfectly timed rib-crunching tackling technique and long distance tries.
Drummond notched 69 tries in 182 appearances for Warrington, adding to his 141 scores in 280 games for Leigh, before he ended his career with Workington.
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Click on the following links to read about other Warrington World Cup heroes.
Gerry Helme, Duane Mann, Allan Bateman, Steve Roach, Barry Philbin, Andy Gregory, Albert Naughton, Jerome Guisset, Jonathan Davies, John Woods, Dave Chisnall, Iestyn Harris, Jim Challinor, Bobby Wanbon, Lee Penny, Gary Mercer, Dean Busby, Bobby Greenough, Derek Noonan, Toa Kohe-Love, John Bevan, Mark Jones, Eric Fraser, Kevin Tamati, Lee Briers