Last week, we took part in a great event set up by The Co-operative where we got to train with some of the stars of Rugby League, including Paul Sculthorpe! Since Paul was there, we also took the chance to pin him down and ask some questions about himself and rugby league. And who better to grill him with these questions than his own son, Jake!
See the full interview below, where Paul was asked everything ranging from the differences between Rugby League and Rugby Union to why a rugby ball is that shape!
Want to know more about Paul Sculthorpe? Here are some quick Fun Facts:
- Paul grew up in Oldham, Greater Manchester
- He began his professional career with Warrington Wolves in 1996 aged just 20 years old
- His professional career lasted 12 years from 1996 to 2008
- His main position was Loose Forward
- In 1996 he was named in the Super League Dream Team – an award given to each year to the players considered best in their position in the Super League
- During his career Paul Sculthorpe played 247 times for St Helens with whom he won a total of four Grand Finals, three Challenge Cups and two World Club Challenges! That’s a lot of trophies to have in the living room!
- In 2001 and 2002 he was named as Man of Steel, the annual award for the best rugby league player in the Super League. He is the first player to ever retain the award
- In 2005 Paul Sculthorpe was awarded the great honour of being named captain of Great Britain
The Co-operative has been title sponsor of the Rugby League Co-operative Championships since 2007 and official partner of the RFL since 2008.