Len Killeen

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Len Killeen
Personal information
Full name Leonard Michael Anthony Killeen[1]
Born (1938-11-19)19 November 1938
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Died 31 October 2011(2011-10-31) (aged 72)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Playing information
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 13 st 0 lb (83 kg)
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1962–67 St. Helens 187 115 408 0 1161
1968–71 Balmain 86 38 285 8 700
1972 Penrith 8 2 15 0 36
Total 281 155 708 8 1897

Leonard Michael Anthony "Len" Killeen (19 November 1938 – 31 October 2011) was a South African former rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, and 1970s.[2]

Killeen was born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. A goal-kicking left wing three-quarter, he played in England for St. Helens, with whom he won the Challenge Cup in 1966. Killeen also played in Australia for the Balmain, winning the NSWRFL premiership with them in 1969 and becoming the club's all-time top point-scorer.

Playing career[edit]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Len Killeen played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored 3-tries and 6-conversions in St. Helens' 35-12 victory over Halifax in the Championship Final during the 1965–66 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 May 1966, in front of a crowd of 30,165.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Len Killeen played left wing, i.e. number 5, scored a try and 5-conversions, and was man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in St. Helens' 21-2 victory over Wigan in the 1966 Challenge Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 21 May 1966, in front of a crowd of 98,536.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Len Killeen played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored a try in St. Helens' 15-4 victory over Leigh in the 1963 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 26 October 1963, and played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored 3-conversions in the 12-4 victory over Swinton in the 1964 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 October 1964.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Len Killeen played left wing, i.e. number 5, in St. Helens' 0-4 defeat by Castleford in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hadfield, Dave (4 November 2011). "Len Killeen: Rugby league player who found fame in Britain and Australia". The Independent. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Len Killeen

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