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Warrington Wolves honour past players Edwards and Peacock
Jackie Edwards,right, is presented with his Hall of Fame certificate by Alastair Brindle, left, who is vice president of the Warrington Players Association, watched by George Thornton, chairman of the Players Assocation, and Shaun Edwards, Jackie’s son
JACKIE Edwards and Alf Peacock are the latest legends to be inducted into the Warrington Players’ Association Hall of Fame.
Edwards, father of former Wigan and Great Britain international Shaun, attended the annual dinner at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday to receive his certificate.
The former scrum half, whose career was cut short by spinal injury, played 223 games for Warrington between 1955 and 1964.
He signed for Warrington on his 16th birthday and made his debut away at Wakefield Trinity in an ITV Floodlight Trophy match aged 16 years and 89 days, which makes him the youngest player to play for Warrington.
Edwards captained Warrington versus Leigh at 16, making him the youngest player to captain a professional rugby league team.
He was in Warrington’s Lancashire Cup winning team against St Helens at Central Park, Wigan, in 1959.
Peacock was Warrington’s first specialist hooker after signing from Runcorn.
He made his debut against Oldham at Wilderspool in 1919 and hardly missed a match for the next 10 seasons, forming a formidable front row flanked by Great Britain props Billy Cunliffe and Arthur Skelhorne.
He played for Lancashire and England and won two Lancashire Cup winners’ medals.
Peacock also played in a Warrington team that lost the Championship Final against Wigan in 1926 and the Challenge Cup Final versus Swinton in 1928.