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RETIREMENT OF PAUL WELLENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 184: tabled on 24 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the retirement of Great Britain, England, Lancashire and St Helens full-back Paul Wellens; notes that his retirement comes early due to injury; congratulates him on a professional career spanning 20 seasons, comprising 495 appearances for Saints RFC, 31 caps for England and Great Britain and four representative games for Lancashire; salutes his 1,027 total points scored in that time; recalls the integral part he played in the award-winning St Helens side; considers him to be one of the most outstanding defenders in rugby league, justifying awards such as the Lance Todd Trophy, the Harry Sunderland Trophy, the Man of Steel Award and many other personal accolades; and wishes him and his family well in retirement from rugby league and for the next stage in his career.