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RFL chief pays tribute to Egan

The Rugby Football League has paid tribute to former Wigan and Great Britain hooker Joe Egan, who died on Saturday night aged 93.

Egan made 362 appearances for Wigan and represented Great Britain 14 times, most notably on the 1946 "Indomitables" tour of Australia.

"On behalf of everyone involved in rugby league I would like to express my sympathies to the family of Joe Egan," said RFL chief executive Nigel Wood.

"Joe was a great character who enhanced rugby league immensely with his efforts as both coach and player at Wigan.

"As the last surviving member of the famous Indomitable tour of 1946, Joe's death closes a significant chapter in the sport's history."