Danny Brough, Rugby's Man of Steel, and his Scottish
Danny Brough's Athletic Accomplishments
- quoted from Wikipedia,
Danny Brough (born 15 January
1983) is a British professional rugby league footballer for English club
Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Scotland international representative
half back, he has previously played for Hull FC, Castleford and Wakefield
Brough started his playing career as a junior
at Wakefield but failed to make a first-team appearance before leaving
the club and signing for Dewsbury Rams in the Championship. He subsequently
played for York and eventually made it to Super League level with Hull
Brough starred with four goals and a drop-goal
in Hull's 2005 Challenge Cup Final win over Leeds Rhinos, with many claiming
he was unlucky not to win the Lance Todd Trophy. However, Brough found
himself out of favor a year later and joined Castleford, helping them
to gain promotion back to Super League in 2007 having lowered his wages
to play in the Championship competition.
Following Castleford's promotion, Brough
joined Wakefield in 2008 and became a key player for the team, going on
to win the Albert Goldthorpe Medal that year. Brough played at international
level for Scotland, qualifying via his grandfather. He captained the Bravehearts
at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
Brough's international future was thrown
into question following the World Cup, as he announced his intention to
switch allegiance to England in 2009, citing a lack of opportunities to
play in major tournaments with Scotland. However, Brough was not selected
for England, and did not feature at international level for two years.
On 24 March 2010 Brough moved to Huddersfield
Giants, and was named club captain during 2012 following the mid-season
departure of Kevin Brown.
Brough was eventually called into the England
squad for an International Origin match in 2012. He was subsequently omitted
once again from the England squad, and, amid heavy speculation, in 2013
announced that he would once again be committing to Scotland, having not
featured for England in an official international match.
At the end of the 2013 Super League season,
Brough won the Man Of Steel award for his excellent performances throughout
the season. He also became the first player ever to win a second Albert
Danny Brough's Athletic Abilities - Quoted
website, April 2014:
Giants captain and Man of
Steel Danny Brough needs no introduction. The half-back enjoyed his best
season to date in 2013, turning in stunning displays on a weekly basis
and played an influential role in the Giants securing the League Leaders
Shield, breaking numerous records along the way. Brough is the complete
He has excellent distribution that allows
him to split a defence with ease, a lightning turn of pace and a kicking
game that threatens the opposing side on a regular basis. The diminutive
star got his first chance at a starting half-back spot with York City
Knights in 2003 and after impressing he earned his chance to move up to
the top tier of English rugby league by joining Hull FC, where he had
a successful two year spell.
The Scotland international's most notable
achievement came in 2005 when he won the Challenge Cup with Hull, having
kicked the crucial drop goal and conversion to beat Leeds Rhinos at the
Millennium Stadium. Brough then joined Castleford Tigers and although
he suffered the fate of relegation with the Tigers, his time at the Jungle
was a success - leading to him making the switch back to the Super League
with Wakefield Wildcats.
Since joining the Giants in 2010 he has
been a key figure in the side and won numerous awards including the Man
of Steel Award in 2013. Danny's performances throughout the 2013 campaign
saw him pick up the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe Super League Player
of the Season Medal and the Rugby League Writers Association Player of
the Year Award. The Giants captain's form also saw him being inducted
into the 2013 Super League Dream Team. The Scotland captain signed a new
five-year-deal with the club midway through 2013, committing his best
years to the Claret and Gold.year-deal with the club midway through 2013,
committing his best years to the Claret and Gold.
Danny Brough's Scottish Ancestry
Danny Brough's Scottish ancestry
was researched by the Brough Family Organization (BFO) in April 2014.
The following list shows Danny Brough's direct-line Brough ancestors.
Documented ancestors of Danny Brough:
Daniel Rodger Brough, b.1983, Dewsbury,
British rugby player.
Rodger C. Brough, b.1957, Dewsbury, Yorkshire,
D. Sheldon in 1981.
Rodger Donnet Brough, b.1916, Dundee, Angus,
Maisie Fox in 1955.
Alexander Donald Brough, b.1884, Dundee,
Jane Ann Crighton in 1906;
a "Yarn Dyer" in 1901 and 1906.
George Brough, b.1852, Abernethy, Perthshire,
Donald in 1873;
a "Glazier" for at least thirty years.
George Mackenzie Brough, b.1826, Perth,
Paton McEwan in 1847;
a "Agricultural Labourer", "Cap Maker", "Ropemaker",
James Brough (Burgh), b.1784, Lethendy,
Mackenzie in 1805;
a "Mason" for at least twenty years.
Gilbert Burgh, b.1755, Lethendy, Perthshire,
Micheson in about 1780.
George Brugh, b.1713, Lethendy, Perthshire,
Dewer in about 1739.
Alexander Brugh, b.abt.1675, of Lethendy,
Taylor in 1708.