Chris Percival RIP

Date published: Friday, September 17, 2010

Roughyeds are saddened to learn that our former winger Chris Percival has passed away while on a short holiday in Spain. He leaves a wife and a little boy. Aged 30, he had been battling a serious illness for some time.
 
Widnes born, he played more than 130 games for the Vikings, scoring 50 tries in the process, between 1996 and 2003 when he was released and came to Oldham in August of that year, signing to the end of the season.
 
He played three games in the Roughyeds jersey, namely the last three games of the 2003 season when he figured on the right wing against Batley at Boundary Park; at Featherstone; and at Hull KR in a National League One play-off.
 
He helped Oldham to beat Batley at home 36-10 and Featherstone away 19-14, but Roughyeds were beaten 38-24 at Hull KR in the play-off when Chris scored one of Oldham’s four tries — his only touchdown in Oldham colours.

The thoughts of everyone at Roughyeds are with Chris’s wife and family at this very sad time.