Gary Stephens

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Gary Stephens
Playing information
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–80 Castleford 315 109 0 0 327
1976–77 Manly-Warringah 30 2 0 0 6
1980–84 Wigan 90+3 15 0 2 50
1982–83 Warrington
1984–85 Leigh
1984–87 Halifax
Ryedale York
Total 438 126 0 2 383
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–79 Yorkshire 5 1 0 0 3
1979 England 1 0 0 0 0
1979 Great Britain 5 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1988–91 Ryedale-York
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Gary Stephens 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 Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles,[1] Wigan, Warrington, Leigh, Halifax, and York, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7, and coaching at club level for Ryedale-York.

In 1976 Gary Stephens and Manly-Warringah teammate Phil Lowe became the third Englishmen to have played in a NSWRFL Grand Final-winning team.

Gary Stephens won a cap for England while at Castleford in 1979 against Wales, and won caps for Great Britain while at Castleford in 1979 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches).[2]

Gary Stephens won caps playing Scrum-half/Halfback for Yorkshire while at Castleford in the 17-7 victory over Lancashire at Wigan's stadium on 20 December 1975, the 12-12 draw with Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 15 February 1977, scoring 1-try in the 18-15 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 1 March 1977, the 7-23 defeat by Lancashire at Widnes' stadium on 27 September 1978, and the 16-19 defeat by Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 12 September 1979.[3]

Gary Stephens' Testimonial match at Castleford took place in 1980.

Gary Stephens played Scrum-half/Halfback in Halifax's 19-18 victory over St Helens in the 1987 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 2 May 1987.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile - Gary Stephens". yesterdayshero.com.au. SmartPack International Pty Ltd. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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