Gary Cooper (rugby league)

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Gary Cooper
Personal information
Nickname Super Duper
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Aug 1958–65/66 Featherstone Rovers 191 43 9 0 147
1967–71 Wakefield Trinity 136
Total 327 43 9 0 147
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1962–≥62 Great Britain 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
19xx–19xx York

Gary 'Super Duper' Cooper is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, and coach, playing at representative level for Great Britain (non-Test matches), and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 396), and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 725), as at Fullback, or Centre, i.e. number 1, or, 3 or 5, and coaching at club level for York.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Gary Cooper was selected for Great Britain while at Featherstone Rovers for the 1962 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.[1]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Gary Cooper played Fullback in Wakefield Trinity's 21-9 victory over St. Helens in the Championship Final replay during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton on Wednesday 10 May 1967, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the 17-10 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the Championship Final during the 1967–68 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 4 May 1968.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Gary Cooper played Fullback in Wakefield Trinity's 10-11 defeat by Leeds in the 1968 Challenge Cup "Watersplash" Final during the 1967–68 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1968, in front of a crowd of 87,100.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Players". featherstonerovers.net. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9

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