Glyn Shaw Obituary, Causes of Death

Glyn Shaw Obituary

Glyn Shaw, Former Widnes Vikings Rugby Player, has passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was 71-year-old. The circumstances surrounding his death has not been made public at the time of this publication.

Widnes Vikings are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Glyn Shaw, a two-time Challenge Cup winner with the club”, Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club announced.

Our thoughts are with Glyn’s family and friends at this time.

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Cause of Death

The former Neath prop won 12 caps for Wales in the 1970s, and is pictured in the Welsh front row with Graham Price and Bobby Windsor. He also played for Wales and Great Britain after converting to rugby league.

Glyn made his Wales rugby union debut against New Zealand in 1972, having previously won a Wales B cap. Having joined Neath in 1970, he was made club captain in 1978 before moving to Widnes later that year.

He also played for Wigan, Warrington and Rochdale Hornets, and won the Challenge Cup twice with Widnes. Glyn, who spent all his senior union career with Neath, was part of the team which beat Llanelli 15-9 to win the inaugural WRU Cup in 1972 and is a member of the Neath Rugby Supporters’ Club Hall of Fame.

Friends, colleagues, officials and veterans are sending their condolences and tributes to the family in respect of his death. He will greatly be missed by everyone.

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