The RFL has received over 10,000 nominations already for the subject of the proposed statue at Wembley that will celebrate Rugby League’s long and colourful association with the national stadium.
Fans across the UK and overseas have been casting their vote for the subject of the statue since last Saturday, when a provisional longlist of 10 Rugby League legends was published, including Trinity greats Neil Fox and Don Fox.
That longlist has now been extended to 13 names following heavy voting for three more of the sport’s all-time greats: Barrow’s legendary stalwart Willie Horne, Wigan hero Eric Ashton MBE and Gus Risman of Workington Town.
The Wildcats are urging all fans to vote for our two former players in the hope that they will recieve the ultimate honour. Speaking exclusively to the club yesterday afternoon, Trinity great Neil Fox explained how much it would mean to him to see his statue outside Wembley.
“It would be absolutely fantastic for not just me but for all my family too, it’s the highest accolade a rugby league player could possibly get.
“To be nominated for this statue alongside such great company is a real honour and I think the concept is a very positive one for the sport in general. We really needed something for people to associate Rugby League with that prestigious stadium and to do it in a way that involves supporters is even better.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the supporters that have voted for myself and my brother and I look forward to seeing the statue of whoever it may be.”
The long list in full is Billy Boston, Jonathan Davies, Shaun Edwards, Don Fox, Neil Fox, Ellery Hanley, Alex Murphy, Martin Offiah, Clive Sullivan, Lance Todd, Willie Horne, Eric Ashton and Gus Risman.
The RFL is inviting nominations up until December 31st when the voting will end.
Supporters can vote by visiting the RFL’s webpage HERE or via an on-line poll on the Super League website www.superleague.co.uk. Votes can also be placed via any of the RFL’s official Facebook channels.
Vote now to see a Trinity Legend be the subject of the first ever Rugby League statue at Wembley Stadium, good luck to our former players!
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