Craig Kopczak

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Craig Kopczak
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Personal information
Nickname Koppy
Born (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 (age 30)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) [1]
Weight 17 st 0 lb (108 kg)[1]
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–12 Bradford Bulls 123 11 0 0 44
2008(loan) Halifax 34 0 0 0 0
2013–15 Huddersfield Giants 89 6 0 0 24
2016– Salford Red Devils 39 6 0 0 24
Total 285 23 0 0 92
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–16 Wales 18 1 0 0 4
As of 31 March 2017
Source: Rugby League Project

Craig Kopczak is a rugby league player who currently plays for Salford and the Wales national rugby league team. He previously played for Bradford and Huddersfield. His position is Prop

Playing career[edit]

Bradford[edit]

Kopczak made his Bradford debut in 2006. He spent at period in 2008 on loan at Halifax, and later established himself as an important first-team player for Bradford. He scored his first try for the club against St. Helens in 2008, and scored his first career hat-trick against Wakefield Trinity in the 4th round of Super League 2011.

Huddersfield[edit]

Kopczak signed a 3-year deal with Huddersfield after he left Bradford. He played for the club for three years and was a member of the team that won the League Leaders Shield in 2013.

Salford[edit]

Kopczak joined Salford ahead of the 2016 Super League season.

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals D/G Points
2006 Bradford 2 0 0 0 0
2007 Bradford 4 0 0 0 0
2008 Bradford 17 0 0 0 0
2009 Bradford 26 1 0 0 4
2010 Bradford 29 2 0 0 8
2011 Bradford 28 6 0 0 24
2012 Bradford 17 2 0 0 8
2013 Huddersfield 30 4 0 0 16
2014 Huddersfield 27 1 0 0 4
2015 Huddersfield 31 1 0 0 4
2016 Salford 9 4 0 0 16
Total 217 21 0 0 84

Wales[edit]

Although born in England, Craig decided to represent his country of heritage at international level. He made his Wales debut in 2007, and scored his first Wales try in a match against England in 2009.[2][3]

He featured for Wales in the 2011 Four Nations. He was Wales player of the tournament during the Four Nations, whilst also winning Bradford's Player of the Year 2011.

He captained Wales in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and 2015 European Cup. He skippered the team again in the following year's 2017 World Cup qualifiers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Huddersfield Giants 1st Team Craig Kopczak". Huddersfield Giants web site. Huddersfield Giants. 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.cymrurl.com/home.php
  3. ^ http://www.superleague.co.uk/profile.php?id=2382

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