Bob Coverdale

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Robin Coverdale
Personal information
Full name Robin Coverdale
Nickname Bob, Mayor of Dunswell
Born October→December 1928 (age 86–87)
Sculcoates district, Kingston upon Hull, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–57 Hull
1956–58 Wakefield Trinity 28 1 0 0 3
1958–≥62 Hull Kingston Rovers 161
Total 189 1 0 0 3
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Robin "Bob" Coverdale (birth registered October→December 1928 (age 86–87)[1]) birth registered in Sculcoates district, is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hull, Wakefield Trinity, and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Bob Coverdale won caps for Great Britain while at Hull in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, and France.[3]

Bob Coverdale played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in all four of Great Britain's 1954 Rugby League World Cup matches, including Great Britain’s 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup final at Parc des Princes, Paris on Saturday 13 November 1954.

County cup appearances[edit]

Bob Coverdale played in all three of Hull's defeats in the 1953–54, 1954–55, and 1955–56 Yorkshire Cup finals.

Note[edit]

The 'www.hullfc.com' websites states that Bob Coverdale was at Hull between 1951…57, however 'Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 - 1960' states that he was at Wakefield Trinity between 1956…58.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at hullfc.com". hullfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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