Hugh Duffy (1 April 1934 - 30 December 2017) was a Scottish rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for Scotland, making his début in a five nations international match against France in Paris, and at club level for Jed Thistle, and Jed-Forest RFC, as a Flanker, i.e. number 6 or 7, and club level rugby league (RL) for Salford and Halifax (Heritage № 722), as a forward. Duffy was one of the first XV Scottish rugby union internationals to move to rugby league.
|Full name||Hugh Duffy|
|Born||1 April 1934|
Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Died||30 December 2017 (aged 83)|
Hugh Duffy was born in Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, he was the landlord, with his wife Irene (née Gregory), of the now demolished 'Star Inn' at the corner of Broughton Road/Garden Street, Greengate, Salford, he died aged 83, his funeral took place at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Woodford Lane, Winsford, at 10.00am, on Tuesday 9 January 2018, followed by internment at Wharton Cemetery, Wharton.
Hugh Duffy was a non-playing interchange/substitute in Halifax's 15-7 victory over St. Helens in the 1964–65 Championship Final during the 1964–65 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 May 1965, and played as a interchange/substitute in the 12-35 defeat by St. Helens in the 1965–66 Championship Final during the 1965–66 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 May 1966, in front of a crowd of 30,634.
Hugh Duffy played in Salford's 5-21 defeat by New Zealand, at The Willows, Salford on 6 November 1955, this was the first Salford match to ever be televised, and played in the 20-22 defeat by Australia, during the 1959–60 Kangaroo tour match at The Willows, Salford on 26 September 1959, in front of a crowd of 11,000.
Hugh Duffy played a trial match under the pseudonym 'McDonald' for Salford against Oldham at Watersheddings, Oldham on Tuesday 28 December 1954, he declined contract offers from Huddersfield and Oldham, and signed for Salford, he made his début for Salford against Liverpool City, at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 5 February 1955, he kicked his solitary goal for Salford in the match against Blackpool Borough at The Willows, Salford in 1962, he was transferred from Salford to Halifax in exchange for Halifax's centre; Ernie Critchley plus £600 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £24,830 in 2016).
The players are listed alphabetically by surname, not by position