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Sonny Nickle

Sonny Nickle
Personal information
Full name Sonny Julian Nickle
Born (1973-05-04) 4 May 1973 (age 41)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Sheffield Eagles
St Helens
St Helens
Leigh Centurions
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 England 1 0 0 0 0
1992–95 Great Britain 6 0 0 0 0

Sonny Nickle (born 4 May 1973 in Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English former rugby league footballer of the 1980s, '90s and 2000s. He played for Hunslet, St. Helens, Bradford Bulls, Sheffield Eagles, and Leigh Centurions. He played in the Second-row and as a Prop.

Playing career

He was part of the package put together by St. Helens to bring Paul Newlove to the club from the Bradford Bulls. Sonny Nickle was an athletic forward who was a powerful runner. He enjoyed the distinction of representing Great Britain on six occasions.

Nickle played for Bradford at second-row forward in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final loss to St Helens.[1]

Nickle played for St Helens RLFC at second-row forward in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls. Having won the 1999 Championship, St Helens RLFC contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Nickle playing at hooker in the loss. Nickle played for St Helens RLFC from the interchange bench in their 2000 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors. As Super League V champions, St Helens RLFC played against 2000 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos in the 2001 World Club Challenge. Hoppe played at prop forward in Saints' victory.


External links

  • Saints Heritage Society profile
  • International Statistics at
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