Bob Coverdale

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Robin Coverdale
Personal information
Full name Robin Coverdale
Nickname Bob, Mayor of Dunswell
Born October→December 1928 (age 87–88)
Sculcoates district, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–57 Hull
1956–58 Wakefield Trinity 28 1 0 0 3
1958–≥62 Hull Kingston Rovers 161 5 0 0 15
Total 189 6 0 0 18
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Robin "Bob" Coverdale (birth registered October→December 1928 (age 87–88)[1]) birth registered in Sculcoates district, is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s and 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hull, Wakefield Trinity, and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Bob Coverdale won caps for Great Britain while at Hull in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, and France.[3]

Bob Coverdale played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in all four of Great Britain's 1954 Rugby League World Cup matches, including Great Britain’s 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup final at Parc des Princes, Paris on Saturday 13 November 1954.

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Bob Coverdale played in Hull's 2-7 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1953 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1953–54 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1953, the 14-22 defeat by Halifax in the 1954 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1954–55 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 October 1954, the 10-10 draw with Halifax in the 1955 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1955–56 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 October 1955, and the 0-7 defeat by Halifax in the 1955 Yorkshire Cup final replay during the 1955–56 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 2 November 1955.

Note[edit]

The 'www.hullfc.com' websites states that Bob Coverdale was at Hull between 1951…57, however 'Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 - 1960' states that he was at Wakefield Trinity between 1956…58.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at hullfc.com". hullfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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