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George Nicholls (born 14 May 1945 in Widnes, Lancashire) is an English former multiple award-winning rugby league footballer of the 1970s.

While playing club football for Widnes, he played at loose forward for the 1972 Great Britain Lions who retained the World Cup that year. The St Helens club acquired his services in 1973 for £9,000.

In the 1976 Challenge Cup final Nicholls helped the St Helens side to victory. In the 1978 final he was in the St Helens team which lost 14-12 to Leeds but won the Lance Todd Trophy. The voting for the Lance Todd Trophy took place after 70 minutes when St Helens were leading 12-5. Leeds scored 9 points (2 tries, a goal and a drop goal) in the last ten minutes to win the match. Several journalists said that if the vote had been at the end of the match they would have voted for the Leeds player John Holmes. That year Nicholls was also voted the best player in the Rugby Football League Championship, claiming the second-ever Man of Steel Award.

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