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ROVERS MOURN LEGEND WOOLFORD

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are mourning the loss of club legend Cyril Woolford, who passed away yesterday.

Woolford still holds the club record for most tries in a top-flight season for the Rovers, from when he scored 31 times in 1959/60. This stood as the overall record for over thirty years and has only been surpassed at second division level by Paul Newlove and Luke Briscoe.

The winger scored 88 tries in 185 games for Featherstone, including the 1959 Yorkshire Cup Final victory, in which he scored a try as vice-captain.

Woolford’s career came to an end when he retired in the summer of 1961. His involvement with the club continued, as he was a committee member for many years after and his son Neil followed him into the Rovers first team.

Woolford, who also played for Castleford and Doncaster, was inducted into the Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame in 2014.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Cyril Woolford.

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