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Richard Wigglesworth inducted into Premiership Hall of Fame

Former Sale Sharks, Saracens and Leicester Tigers scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth is the latest inductee into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame

The former England international currently has the most Premiership appearances of all time, making a staggering 322 appearances in the top flight during his 20-year career.

He has also lifted seven Premiership titles in that time, one with Sale, five with Saracens and one with Leicester.

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Commenting on the news, Wigglesworth said: “To be inducted into the Hall of Fame is a really special moment for me and my family. I’m very proud to receive this honour as I loved competing for all those years in the Premiership.”

He added: “I just absolutely loved what I did, I was very ambitious and wanted to win with my mates and help the teams that I played in. So I am also lucky to do the job that I do now and still be around rugby.

“The first title with every club was always special. The first with Sale Sharks, a northern club that was closest to where I grew up – winning the title when I was just 21 with all of my mates.”

“Then I took a big leap to move to Saracens after nine years at Sale. Sarries evolved from that South African influence to a group of young English lads who had come through the Academy together.”

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“To cap it all off, winning it again with Leicester was thanks to a remarkable turnaround under Steve Borthwick – we packed so much into  such a short space of time to win the Premiership.”

Wigglesworth’s playing career ended abruptly in 2023, as he shifted into the Head Coach role at Leicester Tigers following Steve Borthwick’s appointment as England Head Coach.

Wigglesworth is the third and final inductee in 2024, joining Paul Sackey and Danny Grewcock.