Keegan Hirst is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for Halifax in the Betfred Championship. He played for the Hunslet Hawks in 2008 National League Two, and the Dewsbury Rams in 2009 Championship 1 and the Championship. Hirst also played for the Batley Bulldogs in two separate spells and for Featherstone Rovers in the Championship. He played for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League, and spent time on loan from Wakefield at Dewsbury and Halifax in the second tier. In 2015 he became the second British professional rugby footballer to come out as gay.
About Keegan Hirst
Rugby league footballer who is notable for becoming the first professional British player to publicly come out as gay. He has played for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League and served as the team captain of the Batley Bulldogs.
He played at the Bradford Bulls academy before making his professional debut with the Hunslet Hawks.
He has appeared on the reality shows First Dates and Celebrity Haunted Hotel.
He is divorced and has children.
He and Gareth Thomas are two of the only openly gay professional rugby players.
Information related to Keegan Hirst
- https://wakefieldtrinity.com/player/keegan-hirst/ Wakefield Trinity profile
- http://www.batleybulldogs.co.uk/index.php/13-team/player-profiles/555-keegan-hirst Batley Bulldogs profile