|Full name||Michael Beattie|
1 July 1960|
County Cup Final appearances
Michael Beattie played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Castleford's 12-12 draw with Bradford Northern in the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, on Saturday 17 October 1987, played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in the 2-11 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1987–88 season at Elland Road, Leeds, on Saturday 31 October 1987.
St. George career
Michael Beattie initially played for Bexly Kingsgrove and Brighton Seagulls in the St. George Junior Rugby League, but began his senior career playing Five-eighth/Stand-off for Western Suburbs Red Devils. In 1980, he debuted with the St. George Dragons, where he formed a Centre partnership with Brian Johnston during the 1980s, coached by Roy Masters, he played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in the 6-7 defeat by Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the Grand final during the 1985 NSWRL season, he signed for Castleford from St. George Dragons on 1 June 1987, back at St. George Dragons, he was named 'Captain Of The Year' in the 1992 Dally M Awards, coached by Brian Smith and was captain in the 8-28 defeat by Brisbane Broncos in the Grand final during the 1992 NSWRL season, after which he retired from playing.
- David Smart & Graham Howard (1 July 2000) "Images of Sport - Castleford Rugby League - A Twentieth Century History". The History Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0752418957
- "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014.