Alan Tait - Dream Team Full Back

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15th March 2017

During their weekly session, our Golden Generation have been selecting their favourite players from each position over the years at Widnes. These have been whittled down to a 'final four' and the vote has then gone to supporters through social media to have the deciding vote.

The full back position has been taken by Alan Tait, and see below words from Mike Healing on the full back.

"Alan began his rugby career with home-town Kelso in the 15-a-side code, winning international recognition with Scotland and the British Lions, before switching to play rugby league with Widnes.

He made his debut for the Chemics in 1988 and went on to score a try in that year's Premiership Play Off Final victory over St Helens. The classy Fullback became a fixture in the Widnes line-up, until his departure for Leeds, during which time he was a member of the team that became the first official World Club Champions in 1989.

In 1990 Alan became the first player to retain the Harry Sunderland Trophy, having also picked up the trophy in 1989, as Widnes were victorious in both Premiership Finals. The dual-code International was a member of the Great Britain team that lost narrowly to Australia in the 1992 World Cup Final, while also representing Scotland in the Emerging Nations World Cup of 1994/95.

With the advent of professional rugby union Alan moved on to Newcastle Falcons where he became coach.

Apps: 136;  Tries: 55;  Goals: 1;  Drop Goals:3"

Keep your eyes peeled for next week's selection of wingers into the Dream Widnes team.

Alan Tait - Dream Team Full Back widnesvikings.co.uk