Warrington legend Albert Naughton passes away at the age of 84
Last Updated: 30/09/13 5:28pm
Albert Naughton, who skippered Warrington to their last Championship victory in 1955, has died at the age of 84.
Naughton passed away last Friday, eight days before Wolves bid to end their 58-year wait for a title in Saturday's Grand Final against Wigan at Old Trafford.
Playing at centre, he made 348 appearances for Warrington over a 12-year period, scoring 167 tries and he was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2006.
He won the Challenge Cup at the end of his first season at Warrington in 1950, against a Widnes team that included his brother Johnny, and five years later led the club to a 7-3 win over Oldham in the Championship final at Maine Road.
His last appearance was at loose forward in a 25-10 defeat to Leeds in the 1961 Championship final at Bradford.
The highlight of his international career came in November 1954 when he helped Britain beat France 16-12 to win the inaugural World Cup final in Paris.
A club statement read: "Warrington Wolves pass on their condolences to his wife De, sister Tess and his family and friends."