Phil Cookson

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Phil Cookson
Personal information
Full name Philip Cookson
Born Featherstone, England
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–?? Leeds 114 10
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 3 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Phil Cookson is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Leeds, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Phil Cookson won caps for England while at Leeds in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand, and Australia, and in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (non-Test).[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Phil Cookson was an unused Interchange/Substitute in Leeds' 7-21 defeat by Leigh in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 15 May 1971, in front of a crowd of 85,514, played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in the 13-16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972, in front of a crowd of 89,495, played Right-Second-row in the 16-7 victory over Widnes in the 1977 Challenge Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1977, in front of a crowd of 80,871, and played Right-Second-row, and with five minutes remaining scored a try in the 14-12 victory over St. Helens in the 1978 Challenge Cup Final during the 1977–78 seaason at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1978, in front of a crowd of 96,000.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Phil Cookson played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Leeds' 23-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1970 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 36-9 victory over Dewsbury in the 1972 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 7-2 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1973 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973, played Loose forward/Lock in the 15-11 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1975 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1975, played Loose forward/Lock in the 16-12 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1976 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1976, played Loose forward/Lock in the 15-6 victory over Halifax in the 1979 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1979, and played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Carrol) in the 8-7 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Phil Cookson played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leeds' 12-7 victory over Salford in the 1972–73 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

Testimonial match[edit]

Phil Cookson's Testimonial match at Leeds took place in the 1978/79 season.

Club career[edit]

Phil Cookson scored a try on his début for Leeds, as did fellow débutant Graham Eccles, against Bradford Northern on Saturday 19 April 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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