17 January 1989 |
Hensingham, Whitehaven, England
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||114 kg (17 st 13 lb) |
Lee Mossop (born 17 January 1989 in Whitehaven, England) is a professional rugby league footballer for Australian club, the Parramatta Eels of the National Rugby League. An England international representative forward, he previously played in Britain for Wigan in the Super League.
Mossop made his debut in the Challenge Cup victory against Pia Donkeys on 20 April 2008. where he impressed scoring a try. He was involved in four games off the bench in total in 2008. He was given a three-year deal with Wigan in 2008.
In May 2009 it was announced that Lee would join Huddersfield on a month loan, and it was subsequently announced that Lee would be staying at Huddersfield on a season long loan with Wigan having the option to recall Lee at anytime if needed.
In July 2009 it was announced that Lee would rejoin Wigan from his loan spell at Huddersfield due to injuries to captain Sean O'Loughlin and Harrison Hansen He went on to make 11 appearances that season, scoring 1 try.
Lee started 2010 brightly in Wigan colours and was attracting interest from Australian NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs. However on 29 March 2010 Lee signed a 5-year deal at the Wigan club which will see him stay as a Cherry and White until the end of the 2014 season.
Lee started the 2011 season as a prop forward and impressed many in that position. Lee made 29 appearances for Wigan in 2011's Super League XVI, scoring tries against Salford, Huddersfield and rivals St. Helens in Wigan's 10-32 win at Widnes in June.
Mossop played in Wigan's 2011 Challenge Cup final-winning side. He came on off the bench before having to leave the field after dislocating his shoulder. Mossop still came back on at half time despite his dislocated shoulder and played a pivotal roll in the scoring of Jeff Lima's second try. Lee helped Wigan towards their 18th Challenge Cup success.
In October 2011, Lee was announced in the 22-man squad for the England Knights, a team of emerging Super League players and future England Rugby League stars. He played in two games for the Knights against France and his home-county, Cumbria, winning both of them.
In March 2012, England coach Steve McNamara announced his England Elite 32-man squad which Mossop was included in. This was Mossop's first inclusion in the England Rugby League first team squad. He made his England first team debut in the International origin game against the Exiles on 16 March 2012 where he came on off the bench. Josh Charnley and Carl Ablett also made their England debuts in this game. He backed up this England debut by being picked again for the second and final Exiles game of the series. He also came off the bench in this game.
Mossop earned his first 3 England caps in the 2012 Autumn International series against France and Wales which England won. He came of the bench for the first game and managed to earn a starting spot at prop in the following two games.
On April 23, 2013 Wigan Warriors and Parramatta Eels announced that Mossop would be joining the NRL competition for 2 years commencing 2014.
- "Parramatta Eels Player Profile Lee Mossop". web page. parraeels.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Wigan Cruise to Victory Over Pia". St Helens. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2008.[dead link]
- "Barrow Raiders Sign Wigan Forward". North West Evening Mail. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- http://www.rleague.com/db/player/m/mossop_lee/index.php Mossop recalled to Wigan squad
- Lee Mossop Wigan Career Page on the Wigan RL Fansite.
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk