Warrington’s World Cup heroes - Kevin Ellis

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AS proud a Welshman as you’ll ever meet, Kevin Ellis pulled on the red jersey three times in World Cup matches during his days as a Warrington Wolves player.

And he was in good company, lining up alongside fellow Warrington players Allan Bateman, Iestyn Harris, Jonathan Davies and Mark Jones as Wales overhauled France 28-6 at Ninian Park, Cardiff, in the 1995 centenary World Cup.

Ellis was among the try scorers in the second game, another Welsh win against Western Samoa in Swansea.

But he was not able to help the Dragons slay England in the semi finals at Old Trafford, ending up on the losing side 25-10.

The scrum half was one of three big signings from Welsh rugby union in 1990, joining Bateman and Rowland Phillips at Wilderspool.

Ellis, who was also a Great Britain tourist, crossed for 35 tries in 123 appearances in his five years in primrose and blue.

He is currently an assistant coach with Celtic Crusaders and the Wales national rugby league team.

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.

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, Des Drummond, Tommy Martyn

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