Jeff Stevenson (rugby league)

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Jeff Stevenson
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey M. Stevenson
Born 15 May 1932
Meanwood, Leeds, England
Died 13 October 2007 (aged 75)
York, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 9 st 10 lb (62 kg; 136 lb)
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–59 Leeds 228 67
1959–62 York
1962–64 Hunslet
Total 228 67 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1956–58 English League XIII 3 1 3
1957 Great Britain & France 1
1955–60 Great Britain 19 5 0 0 15
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Jeff Stevenson (15 May 1932[1] — 13 October 2007 (aged 75)) born in Meanwood, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, Great Britain & France, and English League XIII, and at club level for Leeds, York, and Hunslet, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7, he died in York.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jeff Stevenson represented Great Britain & France in the 37-31 victory over New Zealand at Carlaw Park, Auckland on 3 July 1957, won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1955 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1956 against Australia (3 matches), in 1957 against France (3 matches), in the 1957 Rugby League World Cup against France (1-try), Australia, New Zealand, in 1957 against France (2 matches), in 1958 against France, while at York in 1959 against Australia (2 matches), in 1960 against France (2 matches).[2]

Jeff Stevenson also represented Great Britain while at Leeds between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[3]

Jeff Stevenson played Scrum-half/Halfback for English League XIII while at Leeds in the 8-26 defeat by France on Saturday 22 November 1958 at Knowsley Road, St. Helens.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jeff Stevenson played Scrum-half/Halfback, and was man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in Leeds' 9—7 victory over Barrow in the 1957 Challenge Cup Final during the 1956–57 season at Wembley Stadium, London on 11 May 1957, in front of a crowd of 76,318.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jeff Stevenson played Scrum-half/Halfback in Leeds' 24–20 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1958 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 25 October 1958, and played Scrum-half/Halfback in Hunslet's 12–2 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0

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