Neil Cowie

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Neil Cowie
Personal information
Full name Neil Fraser Cowie
Born (1967-01-16) 16 January 1967 (age 48)
Todmorden district, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1986–91 Rochdale Hornets 133
1991–01 Wigan Warriors 330 34 0 1 137
Total 463 34 0 1 137
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–99 Wales 7 1 0 0 4
1993–98 Great Britain 3 0 0 0 0

Neil Cowie (born (1967-01-16) 16 January 1967 (age 48)) born in Todmorden district, is an English born Welsh former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Rochdale Hornets, and Wigan Warriors, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10.[1]

Playing career[edit]

During the 1991–92 Rugby Football League season, Cowie played for defending champions Wigan from the interchange bench in their 1991 World Club Challenge victory against the visiting Penrith Panthers. He was later selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

After the 1993–94 Rugby Football League season Cowie travelled with defending champions Wigan to Brisbane, playing at prop forward in their 1994 World Club Challenge victory over Australian premiers, the Brisbane Broncos.

Cowie won caps for Wales while at Wigan in 1995 against England, and France, and in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup against Western Samoa, in 1996 against England, in 1998 against England, and in 1999 against Ireland, and Scotland, and won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1993 against France, and in 1998 against New Zealand (2 matches).[2]

Cowie played for Wigan Warriors from the interchange bench in their 1998 Super League Grand Final victory over Leeds Rhinos.

In June 2000, Cowie converted a drop goal, the only one-pointer he scored in his career, in a 30–18 win against Bradford Bulls.[3] He played for Wigan at prop forward in their 2000 Super League Grand Final loss against St Helens RLFC.

Cowie played for Wigan from the interchange bench in their 2001 Super League Grand Final loss to the Bradford Bulls. This turned out to be his final appearance for the club, as he announced his retirement shortly after the game.[4]


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Hadfield, Dave (1 July 2000). "Rugby League: Cowie Stops Raging Bulls ; Bradford Bulls 18 Wigan Warriors 30". The Independent (London). p. 25. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Cowie calls it a day". BBC Sport. 15 October 2001. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  • England/Wales birth index

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