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Widnes rugby stalwart Colin Hutton dies aged 90

One of the most respected figures in rugby league - who started his career at Widnes - has passed away.

Colin Hutton was best known for his time at Hull FC - who he played for over 250 times - and in particular at Hull KR, a team he coached for over a decade.

But he started his career at Widnes, playing more than 130 times in the black and white. Colin would almost certainly have played more games for the Chemics had it not been for his two years of National Service, during which time he played rugby union in an Army side.

Colin coached the Great Britain Rugby team, served as President of the RFL in the 1990s, was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2000 and was Life President of Hull KR until his death.

He is the only man to have appeared at a Challenge Cup final as a player, coach, club director, club chairman, club president and chairman of the RFL.

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