Wigan Warriors are saddened to hear of the passing of former Coach Maurice Bamford at the age of 83.
Born in Leeds, Bamford was one of the most respected figures in Rugby League, coaching Wigan, Leeds and the Great Britain Test side among others.
He took charge at Wigan during the 1981-82 season, a difficult time for the Club following relegation the previous season.
During his time at the Club, Bamford handed a young Shaun Wane his debut as a player in 1982. Wane would then go on to play and later coach Wigan between 2011-2018.
Everyone at Wigan Warriors would like to pass on their most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Maurice at this time.