Warrington’s World Cup heroes – Mark Forster

This Is Cheshire: Mark Forster celebrating his one and only World Cup try for Ireland. Picture by Mike Boden Mark Forster celebrating his one and only World Cup try for Ireland. Picture by Mike Boden

MARK Forster’s first and last World Cup appearances were 13 years apart.

The Wolves winger’s first game came during the 1985 to 1988 competition, representing Great Britain in a victory against France at Headingley in Leeds in 1987.

His three other World Cup dates were in the 2000 event with Ireland at the age of 35, culminating in a quarter final defeat to England at Headingley.

Forster’s only World Cup try was scored in a 30-16 victory against New Zealand Maori at Tolka Park in Dublin, after opening the 2000 campaign in the Irish side that defeated Samoa 30-16 at Windsor Park in Belfast.

Foz remains fourth in Warrington’s all-time try scoring chart after racking up 191 touch downs in 442 appearances.

He joined the club from amateurs Woolston Rovers in 1981 and completed 20 seasons before finishing his career with Widnes.

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, Kevin Ellis

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