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Name  Mick Nanyn

Role  Rugby player
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Mick Nanyn (born 3 June 1982) is a former rugby league footballer whose usual position was Centre. He was a specialist goal-kicker, and set point scoring records at several of the clubs he played for. Nanyn started his career at Swinton, and went on to play for Rochdale Hornets, Whitehaven, Widnes, Oldham and Leigh. He also played for Scotland at international level.

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Club career

Nanyn had a reputation as a journeyman, playing for Widnes, Whitehaven, Rochdale Hornets and Swinton.

Nanyn signed for Widnes in 2006. In his first season at the club, he scored 388 points, breaking the record for most points scored in a single season, an accolade he took from Jonathan Davies. He beat his own record a year later, scoring 434 points in 2007.

In 2008 he beat Pat Rich's seven-year-old record at Oldham for points in a season (362, 139 goals, 21 tries).

He joined European Super League side Harlequins RL for the 2009 season. He only managed a couple of appearances in trial games for the Quins.

Representative honours

In 2001, Nanyn represented the Northern Ford Premiership in an under-21 trial game against the Super League, scoring a try in a surprise 27–20 win.

Nanyn was named in the Scotland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Nanyn won ten caps for Scotland, including one appearance as a substitute. In 2009, he scored 40 points (two tries and 16 goals) in a 104–0 win against Italy.

Genealogical Information

Mick Nanyn is the son of the Wigan and Springfield Borough Second-row Forward, and Loose Forward of the 1970s, and 1980s, Michael "Mick" Nanyn.

References

Mick Nanyn Wikipedia


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