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Danny Brough, Rugby's Man of Steel, and his Scottish Ancestry

Danny Brough's Athletic Accomplishments - quoted from Wikipedia, April 2014

     Danny Brough (born 15 January 1983) is a British professional rugby league footballer for English club Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Scotland international representative half back, he has previously played for Hull FC, Castleford and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
     Brough started his playing career as a junior at Wakefield but failed to make a first-team appearance before leaving the club and signing for Dewsbury Rams in the Championship. He subsequently played for York and eventually made it to Super League level with Hull FC.
     Brough starred with four goals and a drop-goal in Hull's 2005 Challenge Cup Final win over Leeds Rhinos, with many claiming he was unlucky not to win the Lance Todd Trophy. However, Brough found himself out of favor a year later and joined Castleford, helping them to gain promotion back to Super League in 2007 having lowered his wages to play in the Championship competition.
     Following Castleford's promotion, Brough joined Wakefield in 2008 and became a key player for the team, going on to win the Albert Goldthorpe Medal that year. Brough played at international level for Scotland, qualifying via his grandfather. He captained the Bravehearts at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
     Brough's international future was thrown into question following the World Cup, as he announced his intention to switch allegiance to England in 2009, citing a lack of opportunities to play in major tournaments with Scotland. However, Brough was not selected for England, and did not feature at international level for two years.
     On 24 March 2010 Brough moved to Huddersfield Giants, and was named club captain during 2012 following the mid-season departure of Kevin Brown.
     Brough was eventually called into the England squad for an International Origin match in 2012. He was subsequently omitted once again from the England squad, and, amid heavy speculation, in 2013 announced that he would once again be committing to Scotland, having not featured for England in an official international match.
     At the end of the 2013 Super League season, Brough won the Man Of Steel award for his excellent performances throughout the season. He also became the first player ever to win a second Albert Goldthorpe Medal.

Danny Brough's Athletic Abilities - Quoted from Giants website, April 2014:

     Giants captain and Man of Steel Danny Brough needs no introduction. The half-back enjoyed his best season to date in 2013, turning in stunning displays on a weekly basis and played an influential role in the Giants securing the League Leaders Shield, breaking numerous records along the way. Brough is the complete package.
     He has excellent distribution that allows him to split a defence with ease, a lightning turn of pace and a kicking game that threatens the opposing side on a regular basis. The diminutive star got his first chance at a starting half-back spot with York City Knights in 2003 and after impressing he earned his chance to move up to the top tier of English rugby league by joining Hull FC, where he had a successful two year spell.
     The Scotland international's most notable achievement came in 2005 when he won the Challenge Cup with Hull, having kicked the crucial drop goal and conversion to beat Leeds Rhinos at the Millennium Stadium. Brough then joined Castleford Tigers and although he suffered the fate of relegation with the Tigers, his time at the Jungle was a success - leading to him making the switch back to the Super League with Wakefield Wildcats.
     Since joining the Giants in 2010 he has been a key figure in the side and won numerous awards including the Man of Steel Award in 2013. Danny's performances throughout the 2013 campaign saw him pick up the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe Super League Player of the Season Medal and the Rugby League Writers Association Player of the Year Award. The Giants captain's form also saw him being inducted into the 2013 Super League Dream Team. The Scotland captain signed a new five-year-deal with the club midway through 2013, committing his best years to the Claret and Gold.year-deal with the club midway through 2013, committing his best years to the Claret and Gold.

Danny Brough's Scottish Ancestry

     Danny Brough's Scottish ancestry was researched by the Brough Family Organization (BFO) in April 2014. The following list shows Danny Brough's direct-line Brough ancestors.

Documented ancestors of Danny Brough:
     Daniel Rodger Brough, b.1983, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England;
          professional British rugby player.
     Rodger C. Brough, b.1957, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England;
          married Lesley D. Sheldon in 1981.
     Rodger Donnet Brough, b.1916, Dundee, Angus, Scotland;
          married Vera Maisie Fox in 1955.
     Alexander Donald Brough, b.1884, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland;
          married Margaret Jane Ann Crighton in 1906;
          worked as a "Yarn Dyer" in 1901 and 1906.
     George Brough, b.1852, Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland;
          married Ann Donald in 1873;
          worked as a "Glazier" for at least thirty years.
     George Mackenzie Brough, b.1826, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland;
          married Marion Paton McEwan in 1847;
          worked as a "Agricultural Labourer", "Cap Maker", "Ropemaker", and "Hammerman".
     James Brough (Burgh), b.1784, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland;
          married Isabell Mackenzie in 1805;
          worked as a "Mason" for at least twenty years.
     Gilbert Burgh, b.1755, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland;
          married Janet Micheson in about 1780.
     George Brugh, b.1713, Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland;
          married Euphane Dewer in about 1739.
     Alexander Brugh, b.abt.1675, of Lethendy, Perthshire, Scotland;
          married Jannet Taylor in 1708.

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