Matt Cook (rugby league)
|Full name||Matthew Cook|
14 November 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||16 st 7 lb (105 kg)|
|Position||Centre, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
|2008–08||→Castleford Tigers (loan)||3||1||0||0||4|
|2010–11||Hull Kingston Rovers||28||8||0||0||32|
|As of 13 September 2014|
|Source: Rugby League Project, London Official|
Matthew "Matt" Cook (born 14 November 1986 in Warrington) is an English professional rugby union and rugby league footballer, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Saracens F.C., and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for England, and at club level for Bedford Tigers, Bradford, Castleford, Hull Kingston Rovers and London Broncos of Super League, as a Centre, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock.
Cook represented England at all levels up to under-19s in rugby union and up to under-18s in rugby league. He represented the England Academy rugby league side where he scored two tries in the record-breaking win over Australia. As a junior he played with Bedford Swifts and also with Bedford Tigers rugby league club.
In 2005, Cook made several appearances off the bench and was expected to cement a first team spot in 2006. As Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge. Cook played from the interchange bench in the Bulls' 30-10 victory. In 2006 Cook started off well and even got the Man-of-the-Match award for his display in the home game against Hull in the Challenge Cup. Unfortunately this was his last appearance for over 3 months due to a shoulder injury and Cook didn't make his comeback until the back end of the season where he finished the year with a flourish of games. Cook made his England début on 22 October 2006 against France. Cook won caps for England while at Bradford in 2006 against France (sub), and Tonga (sub). In 2007 Cook established a regular bench spot and made his first starting game against Leeds in the very controversial Millennium Magic match. Unfortunately Cook was ruled out for another 3 months due to an injury to his wrist, but like the year before he managed to come back to finish the season with another string of games off the bench.
In 2008 Cook played four games of the bench during the Easter period before going to Castleford on loan. His loan was short lived when he got called back after just one month and he finished the season strong at Bradford by gaining a regular bench spot and starting four consecutive games.
Cook was on loan at Castleford for a month in the 2008 season playing 3 games.
On 1 September 2009 Cook signed for Hull Kingston Rovers on a 2-year contract, starting with the 2010 season.
- Scores and results list Matt's try tally first.
|4 April 2008||KC Stadium,||Hull||8–24||Super League||1|
|11 April 2008||The Jungle||Hull||12–32||Super League||1|
|22 June 2008||Odsal,||Hull||36–22||Super League||1|
|17 August 2008||Odsal||Hull||42–14||Super League||1|
|24 August 2008||Odsal||Hull Kingston Rovers||42–18||Super League||1|
|5 April 2010||Twickenham Stoop,||Harlequins||12–52||Super League||1|
|11 April 2010||Craven Park||Warrington||36–16||Super League||1|
|22 August 2010||Craven Park||Wigan||18–38||Super League||1|
|9 April 2011||Craven Park||Leeds||38–28||Super League||1|
|15 April 2011||Craven Park||Wigan||16–28||Super League||1|
|22 April 2011||KC Stadium||Hull||36–18||Super League||1|
(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Castleford switch for Bulls' Cook". BBC. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2008.
- Cook extends contract with Bulls
- England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk