Phil Cookson

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Phil Cookson
Personal information
Full name Philip Cookson
Born Featherstone, England
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
196?–69 Featherstone Rovers
1969–?? Leeds 114 10
Total 0 114 10 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 3 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Phil Cookson is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers, and Leeds, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career

International honours

Phil Cookson won caps for England while at Leeds in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand, and Australia, and in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (non-Test).[1]

Challenge Cup final appearances

Phil Cookson played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Leeds' 13-16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1972 Challenge Cup final during the 1971-72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972, played Right-Second-row in the 16-7 victory over Widnes in the 1977 Challenge Cup final during the 1976–77 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1977, and played, and with five minutes remaining scored a try in the 14-12 victory over St. Helens in the 1978 Challenge Cup final during the 1977–78 seaason at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1978.

County Cup final appearances

Phil Cookson played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Leeds' 23-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1970 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 36-9 victory over Dewsbury in the 1972 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 7-2 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1973 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973, played Loose forward/Lock in the 15-11 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1975 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1975, played Loose forward/Lock in the 16-12 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1976 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1976–77 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1976, played Loose forward/Lock in the 15-6 victory over Halifax in the 1979 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1979, and played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Carrol) in the 8-7 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1980–81 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980.

Player's No.6 Trophy final appearances

Phil Cookson played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leeds' 12-7 victory over Salford in the 1972-73 Player's No.6 Trophy final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

Testimonial match

Phil Cookson's Testimonial match at Leeds took place in the 1978/79 season.

Club career

Phil Cookson scored a try on his début for Leeds, as did fellow débutant Graham Eccles, against Bradford Northern on Saturday 19 April 1969.

References

  1. "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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