Player Profile

Bobby Wanbon - Utility forward

Wales RL
Bobby Wanbon
Heritage No274
Date Of Birth16/11/1943
Place Of BirthPort Talbot
EducationSt Joseph's School, Aberavon
ClubsWarrington Wolves, St Helens, Aberavon, Aberavon Green Stars
HonoursWales RL, Wales, West Wales
Bobby Wanbon signed for St. Helens from Aberavon, just nine-days after appearing and scoring a try for Wales RU against England, which was his only cap in the 15-man game, for a signing-on fee of £4,500. Later that year, he became a dual-code international, as he was one of 12 debutants in the side that beat England in the return of the European Championships. After 95 appearances for Saints, he signed for Warrington in 1971 and was a big part of their four-trophy win in 1974, in the end racking up 163 appearances at the club. He played in the infamous "Battle of Brisbane" in the 1975 World Cup. Originally a bricklayer by trade, Bobby ended up running pubs in Warrington for over 20 years before retiring. His uncle was Danny Sheehy senior, who played professionally just after World War II, whilst his cousins Danny and Kerry Sheehy were a big part of the WRL revival in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.
1968-1969 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969-1970 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
1974-1975 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 3
1975-1976 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 6 0 4 1 0 0 3
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