Mike Bennett (rugby league)

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Mike Bennett
Mike Bennett, rugby player (4 May 2008).jpg
Bennett while plying for St Helens in 2008
Personal information
Full name Michael Bennett
Nickname Benno, Basher, Dangerous B
Born (1980-05-09) 9 May 1980 (age 36)
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 1 in (186 cm)
Weight 15 st 8 lb (99 kg)
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–08 St. Helens 145 15 0 0 60
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005 England 1 0 0 0 0
Source: Rugby League Project

Mike Bennett is a former professional rugby league player. He played for Super League Rugby league club St Helens, mainly in the second-row.

Bennett played for St Helens RFC at second-row forward, scoring a try in their 2002 Super League Grand Final victory against the Bradford Bulls.[1] St Helens reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against Hull FC and Bennett played from the interchange bench in Saints' 26-4 victory. In 2005, Bennett represented England, coming off the bench in a 22–12 victory against France.[2][3] As 2006 Super League champions, St Helens faced 2006 NRL Premiers the Brisbane Broncos in the 2007 World Club Challenge. Bennett played at second-row forward in the Saints' 18-14 victory.

Bennett announced on 1 September 2008 that he would retire at the end of 2008 season due to injury.[4]


  1. ^ Gordos, Phil (19 October 2002). "Long breaks Bulls' hearts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Andy (24 October 2005). "France serve notice of intent, but England redress balance". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "'I felt like a pawn' - Higham". St Helens Reporter. Johnston Press. 28 October 2005. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Injury forces Bennett to retire". BBC Sport. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 

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