Keegan Hirst

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Keegan Hirst
Keegan Hirst (born 1988 in Batley) is a rugby league player.

He is captain of Batley Bulldogs, having previously played for Bradford Bulls, Hunslet Hawks in 2008, Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers.

Hirst is divorced with two children.[1] In an interview with the Sunday Mirror in August 2015 he came out as gay,[1] becoming the first British professional rugby league player to do so.[2]

He was listed number 14 in the Rainbow List 2015.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rugby League star Keegan Hirst becomes first Brit player to come out as gay" Sunday Mirror, 15 August 2015
  2. "Keegan Hirst steps on to field as Britain's first rugby league star to come out as gay" The Guardian, 16 August 2015
  3. Sarah Morrison, Rainbow List 2015. Independent on Sunday, 15 November 2015