Brian Hogan, a former Rugby player passed away on November 27, 2022, at the age of 74. Let’s see how did former Rugby player die and Brian Hogan cause of death in detail.
How did Brian Hogan die?
Brian was a great player, who represented England. He played for WidnesRL, WiganWarriorsRL, BradfordBullsRL, Saints1890, and Oldham.
Hogan was a pack player who made his St Helens debut in 1964. During his five-year tenure there, he made over 40 appearances. The following five years of his career were spent at Wigan, where he made over 100 appearances for a one-year stint with Brandon Northern.
Widnes club announced the death of Brian Hogan and the statement reads,
It is with deep sadness to learn that former player, Brian Hogan has passed.
Brian 1st played for Widnes in 1973 appearing over 120 times in two spells for “The Chemics”.
— Widnes Vikings (@WidnesRL) November 27, 2022
Brian Hogan was a prop or second-rower for Parr Central ARLFC (in Parr, St Helens), St. Helens, Wigan (two times), Bradford Northern, Widnes (two spells), and Oldham during the era of contested scrums.
Hogan made his St. Helens debut in the team’s 21-9 victory over Blackpool Borough in a Championship game during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road in St. Helens.
Brian Hogan cause of death:
Former Widnes Vikings player Brian Hogan died at the age of 74, just before his 75th birthday, according to the club. Brian Hogan cause of death is not revealed yet. Brian died on 27 November 2022.
Brian Hogan was a former rugby player who represented England in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Wales, France, New Zealand, and Australia while playing for Wigan.
— Jim Mills (@millsjim44) November 27, 2022
Brian Hogan death seems natural. However, there is no information about his cause of death. Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Brian Hogan cause of death will be added soon.
Who was Brian Hogan?
Hogan represented England while at Wigan in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Wales, France, New Zealand, and Australia, as well as in 1977 against Wales.
He competed at the club level for Parr Central ARLFC (in Parr, St Helens), St. Helens, Wigan (two spells), Bradford Northern, Widnes (two spells), and Oldham as a prop or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12. He also played at the representative level for England and Lancashire.
On Tuesday, December 17, 1968, at Central Park in Wigan, he participated in his final game for St. Helens, a 4-7 loss to Wigan in the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final of the 1968–1969 season.
Brian Hogan Playing career
During the 1969–1970 season, Hogan participated in Wigan’s win in the Lancashire League.
Appearances in Challenge Cup Finals
Hogan played left-prop, or number 8, in Bradford Northern’s 14-33 loss to Featherstone Rovers in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final on Saturday, May 12, 1973, at Wembley Stadium in London.
Appearances in County Cup Finals
In the 1967 Lancashire County Cup Final against St. Helens and Warrington during the 1967–68 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday, Hogan played left-second-row, or number 11 in Lancashire County Cup Final.
Appearances in the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final
Hogan played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in St. Helens’ 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968-69 season at Central Park, Wigan on 16 December 1968, and left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes’ 7-15 defeat by Bramley in the 1973 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1973-74 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on 18 December 1973.
John Player Trophy appearances in the finals:
Les Gorley was the number 8 left-prop in Widnes’ 0-6 defeat to Bradford Northern.
Prominent tour matches
At Knowsley Road in St. Helens in 1967, Hogan served as an interchange or substitute in St. Helens’ 8-4 victory over Australia.
Hogan’s club career
Hogan made his St. Helens debut in the Championship game against Blackpool Borough, winning 21-9, and he played his last game for St. Helens in the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final against Wigan, losing 4-7, in the 1968–1969 season at Central Park, Wigan. He made his Wigan debut in the 14-2 triumph over Workington Town four days later at Central Park in Wigan. In the second half of Wigan’s 21-15 victory over Castleford at Central Park, he played his final game.
Tributes to Brian Hogan
Widnes Vikings tweeted,
It is with deep sadness to learn that former player, Brian Hogan has passed. Brian 1st played for Widnes in 1973 appearing over 120 times in two spells for “The Chemics”. The thoughts and prayers from all at @WidnesRL are with his family and friends.
Peter Rowe tweeted,
Very sad to hear that Brian Hogan, has died, Brian was a team mate of mine, @WiganWarriorsRL 1968-72, good hard forward, who had great ball handling skills, RIP Brian my condolences to his family and friends.
Jim Mills tweeted,
So saddened to hear that my old teammate Brian Hogan has passed away, Brian was a great tough forward who played for @WidnesRL @WiganWarriorsRL @BradfordBullsRL @Saints1890 and Oldham and was an England international. Brian was 74. My deepest sympathy to his Wife Zoe & family.
Eddie Cunningham tweeted,
Very sad to hear the passing of big Brian Hogan today,we played at Wigan & Widnes together,really fun man!bless you Ben RIP my friend.
PFU Chairman tweeted,
Replying to @millsjim44 and@WidnesRL Sad news Jim lad. He were a hard bastard back in the day.
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