FORMER Warrington Wolves prop Glyn Shaw has died at the age of 71.

The dual-code Welsh international made 21 appearances for The Wire during the 1984-85 season, scoring three tries, having joined the club from Wigan, for whom he played 63 times.

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Glyn Shaw, third from left, with Bobby Wanbon, Geoff Bailey, Clive Jones, Luke Worrall and Ian Duane prior to The Wire's 2012 Challenge Cup Final against Leeds Rhinos. Picture by Mike Boden

However, the majority of his rugby league career was spent at Widnes, for whom he made 140 appearances, helping them lift the Challenge Cup in both 1979 and 1981.

Internationally, he won seven caps for Wales and one for Great Britain in the 13-man code having previously represented his home nation 12 times in rugby union.

“Glyn was a good friend and teammate to me at both Wales and Wigan,” Wales Rugby League chairman Brian Juliff said.

“He was a great character, an outstanding athlete and fearless competitor who was respected and admired throughout rugby league and rugby union.

“We will all miss Glyn’s presence, sense of humour and infectious personality. Condolences to all of Glyn’s family and RIP to a top man.”