Joe Mycock

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Joe Mycock
Full name Joeseph S. Mycock
Date of birth (1916-01-17)17 January 1916
Place of birth Bakewell, England
Date of death 2004
Place of death Aberconwy, Wales
School Giggleswick School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Number 8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Vale of Lune
Harlequin F.C.
Combined Services
British Empire Forces
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1947–1948 England 5 (0)

Joseph "Joe" Mycock (17 January 1916 – c. 2004)[1] was a former English rugby union player who once captained the England national team. At club level he represented Sale.

Playing career[edit]

Mycock captained Sale Rugby Club on 29 May 1936. Mycock said one of his principal aims would be to strengthen the junior teams and try to bring on the clubs own players. He joined Harlequins on 5 December 1936. Hewas first selected for England on 7 January 1939/ playing at Number 8.

He was later capped for England against the 1947 Australia tourists. It is suggested that he was the first captain to remove forwards from the line out and put them in the backs. On 11 November 1944 he captained the Combined Services.