A Scottish international full-back, Ritchie Hawkyard joined the Cougars along with brother Darren ahead of the 2016 season.
Originally a half-back, Ritchie came through the academy at the Bradford Bulls, making his senior debut in a 2007 Super League fixture against Huddersfield Giants before making two more appearances prior to his move to Swinton Lions, where he would spend the next nine years off his career.
Establishing himself not just as a fans’ favourite but also a club legend whilst with the Lions, he was made Club Captain as well as helping the side earn promotion to the Championship in both 2011 and 2015, both times at the expense of the Cougars.
Upon arriving at Cougar Park, his influence both on and off the field was felt throughout the club and he showed his worth with a number of impressive performances for the club to finish the year as top try-scorer and Player of the Year, also helping the side to iPro Sport Cup glory in Blackpool.
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|Date of Birth||21/01/1986|
|Previous Club||Swinton Lions