Ewan Dowes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ewan Dowes
Ewan Dowes.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-03-04) 4 March 1981 (age 34)
Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Playing information
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb) [1]
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–03 Leeds Rhinos 10 0 0 0 0
2003–11 Hull 240 10 0 0 40
Total 250 10 0 0 40
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004 England 7 0 0 0 0
Source: Rugby League Project

Ewan Dowes is a rugby league footballer who has played for Leeds Rhinos and Hull. Dowes' usual position is Prop.

He attended Sedbergh School, Sedbergh near Kendal where he played on both the 1st XV and 1st XI. In his final year at Sedbergh he trained and played alongside James Simpson-Daniel. A review of his performance in the school magazine states: "Ewan Dowes was well to the fore in all departments, carrying the ball powerfully, scummaging purposefully."

Dowes signed for Hull in 2003.[2] He played for Hull at prop forward in their 2005 Challenge Cup victory against the Leeds Rhinos. Hull reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against St Helens RLFC and Dowes played as a prop forward in his side's 4-26 loss.[3][4] He was released after his contract expired at the end of the 2011 Super League season.

Dowes has played representative football for England.

He is formerly of the Leeds Rhinos and also had a contract with the rugby union side Leeds Tykes.

Ewan Dowes in action for Hull

Ewan Dowes was sport's first owner of a dual rugby code contract.[5]


  1. ^ "Hull F.C.". web page. Hull F.C. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dowes signs for Hull". BBC. 2003-07-30. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  3. ^ "St Helens 26-4 Hull FC". BBC News. 14 October 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dowes praises Hull's self-belief". BBC. 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Leeds crack rugby codes". BBC. 2001-05-01. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 

External links[edit]