Philip Joseph (rugby league)

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Philip Joseph
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Personal information
Full name Philip Joseph
Nickname Phil
Born (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 32)
Playing information
Position Prop, Hooker, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004 Huddersfield Giants 16 0 0 0 0
2005 Swinton Lions 20 0 0 0 0
2006 Hull Kingston Rovers 19 0 0 0 0
2007 Halifax 28 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Oldham Roughyeds 55 5 1 0 22
2010–11 Swinton Lions 41 22 0 0 88
2012 Bradford Bulls 6 0 0 0 0
2013–15 Widnes Vikings 54 2 0 0 8
2015(loan) Whitehaven 3 0 0 0 0
2016 Salford Red Devils 11 0 0 0 0
2017– Bradford Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Total 253 29 1 0 118
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–16 Wales 11 1 0 0 4
As of 8 November 2016

Philip "Phil" Joseph (born 10 January 1985) is a professional rugby league footballer, playing at representative level for Wales, and at club level for Huddersfield, Hull Kingston Rovers, Halifax, Oldham, Swinton and Bradford, as a Prop, Hooker, or Loose forward/Lock.[1]

Bradford[edit]

After being on trial for several months Joseph earned himself a one-year deal at Super League club Bradford.

2012 - 2012 Season

Joseph featured in three of the four pre-season friendlies. He played against Castleford, Dewsbury and Hull F.C. Phil scored a try against Dewsbury.

Joseph made his debut in Round 3 (Wigan). He also featured in two consecutive games from Round 4 (Wakefield Trinity) to Round 5 (Warrington). He featured in two consecutive games from Round 9 (Hull) to Round 10 (Leeds). He was injured for Rounds 11-22 and Rounds 4-5 of the Challenge Cup. Joseph played in Round 27 (Catalans Dragons).

He was released at the end of the season.

Widnes[edit]

2013 - 2013 Season

Joseph featured in the Boxing Day friendly against Warrington he started at hooker in the 30-22 loss.

He featured in two consecutive games from Round 1 (London Broncos) to Round 2 (St. Helens). He next appeared in Round 6 (Bradford) and then Round 8 (Wigan). He played in Round 10 (Huddersfield) and Round 12 (Castleford) to Round 17 (Catalans Dragons). Joseph played in Round 19 (Bradford) to Round 21 (Wakefield Trinity). Then again in Round 23 (Hull) to Round 27 (Salford). He also featured in the Challenge Cup against Doncaster, Workington Town and Wigan. He scored against Wakefield Trinity (1 try).

2014

Joseph featured in Round 1 (London Broncos) to Round 3 (Salford). He also featured in Round 6 (Hull) to Round 8 (Catalans Dragons). Then in Round 13 (Salford).

On 30 April 2014, Phil signed a new 2-year deal to stay with Widnes.[2][3]

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals D/G Points
2012 Bradford 6 0 0 0 0
2013 Widnes 23 1 0 0 4
2014 Widnes 8 1 0 0 4
2015 Widnes 5 0 0 0 0
Total 42 2 0 0 8

International honours[edit]

Phil Joseph won caps for Wales while at Hull Kingston Rovers and Halifax 2005-07 - 7 (6?)-caps 1-try 4-points.[4]

In October 2015, Phil played for Wales in the 2015 European Cup.

In October 2016, Phil played for Wales in the 2017 World Cup qualifiers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12228/9290415/super-league-widnes-reward-prop-phil-joseph-with-two-year-contract-extension
  3. ^ http://www.superleague.co.uk/article/30100/new-deal-for-joseph
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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