PARRY Gordon, one of Warrington Wolves' greatest ever players, died earlier today at the age of 64.

He was christened 'Mr Loyalty' after making 543 appearances for the club between 1963 and 1981.

Only Australian wing legend Brian Bevan has played more games for the club.

Gordon is in Warrington Wolves' Hall of Fame and has remained an active member of the club's past players' association since ending his playing and coaching career.

He took part in the past players parade at Wembley this year ahead of Warrington Wolves' Challenge Cup Final tie with Huddersfield Giants.

Gordon, a one-club man after signing for the club on his 16th birthday for £400, was generally regarded as the best scrum half never to have gained a full cap for Great Britain.

The 5ft 6in and 11st 8lb non-stop tryer was unfortunate to be plying his trade in an era of many outstanding scrum halves.

Gordon, who scored 167 tries and one goal for Wire, was a member of Alex Murphy's all-conquering 1973/74 squad that won four trophies - the Captain Morgan, Players No6, Challenge Cup and Club Championship.

Gordon also guided Warrington to a win over Widnes in the John Player Trophy final in 1978.

He represented Lancashire seven times and pulled on a Great Britain under 24s shirt once.

The nearest he came to a full international cap was a substitute in Papua New Guinea with the England World Cup squad in 1975.

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