SARL Hall Of Fame
Green Gregory Vigo
Green Vigo was from the Western Cape and played rugby league for Wigan , Swinton and Oldham in England.
He was one of Wigans best players during his time and was a true character of the game, an excitement machine who had blistering pace and a great ability to run around opposite players .
He was primarily a winger but also played centre and fullback when needed..
After starring for the Proteas in rugby union on their Uk tour in 1972 , he signed with Wigan rugby league in 1973 .
He was the highest profile indigenous South African rugby union player of his time to cross over to rugby league
Vigo enjoyed an illustrious career at Wigan where he played 168 games, scoring 86 tries.
He was sold to Swinton in 1980 for £15000 which at the time was a good payday for a league player in England.
Vigo signed with Oldham in 1982 and played up until the end of the 1985 season where he played another 63 matches and scoring 20 tries.
In the 76/77 season he mesmerised St Helens , scoring 7 tries in the match.
He now spends his time between England and the Western Cape ,South Africa. Whilst at Wigan he also represented the “Other Nationalities” rugby league team
In South Africa ,the Western Cape Rugby League has named their club completion the Green Vigo Challenge cup in his honour
During a career in England that spanned over a decade , Green Vigo became one of the best wingers to play the game in England
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