|Born||St. Helens, Lancashire, England|
|Position||Centre, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Edward "Eddie" Cunningham (born in St. Helens, Lancashire) is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, playing at representative level for Great Britain and Wales, and at club level for Wigan, St. Helens, Leeds, Widnes, and Batley, as a Centre, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.
Eddie Cunningham won caps for Wales while at St. Helens in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against England, Australia, England, and Australia, in 1977 against England, in 1978 against France, England, and Australia, and won a cap for Great Britain while at St. Helens in 1978 against Australia.
World Club Challenge final appearances
Eddie Cunningham played Centre, i.e. number 3 in St. Helens 2-25 defeat to the 1975 NSWRFL season premiers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters in the unofficial 1976 World Club Challenge at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday 29 June 1976.
Challenge Cup final appearances
Eddie Cunningham played Centre, i.e. number 3 and scored a try in St. Helens' 20-5 victory over Widnes in the 1975–76 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 May 1976, played in Widnes' 18-9 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980–81 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 2 May 1981, and was named Man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in the 9-18 defeat to Hull in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup final replay at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982.
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Profile at saints.org.uk
- Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com
- Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv