Len Casey

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Len Casey
Personal information
Nickname Iron Man
Born (1953-01-01) 1 January 1953 (age 62)
Hull, England
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–75 Hull
1975–78 Hull Kingston Rovers 199+28 16 0 1 49
1978–80 Bradford Northern
1980–85 Hull Kingston Rovers
≤1985–≥86 Wakefield Trinity
Total 227 16 0 1 49
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–81 England 5 1 0 0 3
1977–83 Great Britain 14 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
April 1985–June 1986 Wakefield Trinity
1986–88 Hull
1991–92 Scarborough Pirates
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Len 'Iron Man' Casey is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, and coach of the 1980s and '90s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers (twice), Bradford Northern, Hull, and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage #949), as a Prop, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, and coaching at club level for Wakefield Trinity, Hull, Beverley ARLFC [1], and Scarborough Pirates.[1] Len Casey and his wife Sue, currently run the May Cottage bed and breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Len Casey won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1978 against France, and Wales, in 1980 against Wales, in 1981 against France, and Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France (sub), New Zealand (sub), and Australia, in 1978 against Australia, while at Bradford Northern in 1979 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1980 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1983 against France (2 matches).[3]

Premiership final appearances[edit]

Len Casey played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Hull Kingston Rovers' 11-7 victory over Hull in the Premiership final during the 1980–81 season at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 16 May 1981.

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Len Casey played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, and was captain in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7-8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1979–80 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final appearances[edit]

Len Casey played Loose forward/Lock in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final during the 1977-78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977.

John Player Trophy final appearances[edit]

Len Casey played Loose forward/Lock in Bradford Northern's 6-0 victory over Widnes in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980, and played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 4-12 defeat by Hull in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982.

Coaching career[edit]

Len Casey was Hull's team manager from 1986 to 1988.[1]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Len Casey was the coach in Hull's 24-31 defeat by Castleford in the 1986 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1986–87 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 11 October 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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