Ken Eyre

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Kenneth Eyre
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Eyre
Nickname Ken, Kenny
Born (1941-11-11) 11 November 1941 (age 73)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958–1966 Hunslet 268 18 0 0 54
1966–1971 Leeds 162 9 0 0 27
Total 430 27 0 0 81
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
1965 Yorkshire 3 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Kenneth "Ken"/"Kenny" Eyre ( (1941-11-11) 11 November 1941 (age 73)) is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hunslet, and Leeds, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums. As a child Ken represented Bewerly Street school, Hunslet Schools' R.L. and Yorkshire Schools R.L.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ken Eyre won a cap for Great Britain while at Hunslet in 1965 against New Zealand.[1]

County honours[edit]

Ken Eyre represented Yorkshire while at Hunslet against New Zealand at Castleford in 1965, against Lancashire at Swinton in 1965, and against Cumberland at Headingley in 1965.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Ken Eyre played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Hunslet's 16-20 defeat by Wigan in the 1965 Challenge Cup final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965,[2] and played Right-Prop in Leeds' 11-10 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1968 Challenge Cup "Watersplash" final during the 1967–68 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1968.

Championship final appearances[edit]

Ken Eyre played in Hunslet's 22-44 defeat by St. Helens in the Rugby Football League Championship final during the 1958–59 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford, and played in Leeds' 16-14 victory over Castleford in the Rugby Football League Championship final during the 1968–69 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 24 May 1969.

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Ken Eyre played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Hunslet's 12-2 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1962 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1968–69 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962, did not play in the 8-17 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1965 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1965–66 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1965, and played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Leeds' 11-10 victory over Castleford in the 1968 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1968–69 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968.

Club career[edit]

Ken Eyre made his début for Hunslet in the season 1958-59, he was transferred from Hunslet to Leeds in September 1966 for a fee of £5,950 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £232,800 in 2014).[3] He broke his arm 4 times in his opening season at Leeds.

Genealogical information[edit]

Ken married Betty Musgrave in September 1962. They had two children; Maxine and Steven, and two grandchildren; Rebecca and Caitlan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1964-1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Measuring Worth – Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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