Mick Morgan

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Mick Morgan
Personal information
Born Featherstone
Playing information
Position Centre, Prop, Hooker, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–78 Wakefield Trinity 270
1978–79 York
1979–82 Featherstone Rovers
1982–83 Carlisle
1983–86 Oldham 96 6 23
1986–89 Castleford
Total 366 6 0 0 23
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire ≥6
1975 England 7 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1982–83 Carlisle
1997 Castleford 4 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 4 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Mick Morgan is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, and coach of the 1980s and 90s, playing at representative level for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Captain) (Heritage #730), York, Featherstone Rovers, Carlisle, Oldham and Castleford as a Centre, Prop, Hooker, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, 8 or 10, 9, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coaching at club level for Carlisle and Castleford.

Morgan started his career in the junior ranks at Featherstone Rovers before signing his first professional contract at Wakefield Trinity in 1965, he made his début for Wakefield Trinity as a Centre against Batley at Mount Pleasant, Batley on Friday 1 April 1966. Morgan won caps for England while at Wakefield Trinity in 1975 against France (sub), and Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France (sub), Wales, New Zealand (sub), and Australia, and in 1975 against Papua New Guinea.[1] Morgan played Hooker in Wakefield Trinity's 11-22 defeat by Halifax in the 1971-72 Player's No.6 Trophy final during the 1971-72 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 22 January 1972. Morgan played Hooker, and was captain in Wakefield Trinity's 2-7 defeat by Leeds in the 1973 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973, and played Loose forward/Lock, and was captain in the 13-16 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1974 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1974–75 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 26 October 1974. Morgan's Testimonial match at Wakefield Trinity was the 13-5 victory over Featherstone Rovers at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Thursday 1 January 1976. In 1978 he moved to York for the 1978–79 season.

After finishing his playing career, Morgan became a club commentator for Castleford. His colourful commentary is particularly well-known for an outburst he made during the 1993–94 Regal Trophy final between Castleford and Wigan.[2]

References

  1. "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The most biased commentary ever?". Orange UK. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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