Beswick had been a revelation with Widnes, in 2007 scoring 5 tries in 23 games. But signed for Halifaxafter Widnes lost to Halifax in the NL1 quater-final playoff
Bob Beswick has been noted for his ability to break a tackle, and has a great short kicking game. He earned a place in the 2006 National League One Dream Team.
Beswick is an Irish international.
Bob Beswick is a former Wigan St Pats amateur and Deanery pupil, he played for Wigan's Academy U17s during the 2002 season. He was rumoured to have been released by Wigan and to have joined rivals St Helens in October 2002, but he played for the Wigan Academy U21s in 2003, winning the Academy Championship.
Bob, who is from Beech Hill, was called up into the first team squad for 2004 after the departures of Paul Johnson and Shaun Briscoe due to salary cap restrictions. Wigan rugby executive Dean Bell said: "Bob is an exciting prospect, and his progression through to the first-team squad continues the policy of bringing young players through the ranks."
Beswick made his first team debut in Terry O'Connor's Testimonial match against London Broncos. Despite becoming a first team regular during an injury hit 2005 campaign. Beswick was released at the end of the season. He had made 22 competitive appearances for the Warriors, scoring 2 tries. In October 2005, Bob signed a two-year contract at newly relegated Widnes Vikings. He signed for Halifax RLFC in september 2008 for the 2009 season. Bob Beswick has further representative experience, being called up to the England Academy squad to face the Aussie Schoolboys in December that year. He played in the first Test in a historic first.
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