Phil Veivers

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Phil Veivers
Personal information
Full name Philip Veivers
Born (1964-05-25) 25 May 1964 (age 51)
Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Position Full-back
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Souths (Brisbane)
1984–96 St Helens 381 98 5 397
1996–98 Huddersfield
Total 381 98 0 5 397
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997 Scotland 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2011–13 Salford City Reds 50 17 1 32 34
2014– Workington Town
Total 50 17 1 32 34
Source: Playing career Coaching career

Phil Veivers (born 25 May 1964 in Beaudesert, Queensland) is an Australian former rugby league footballer. He played for the Southern Suburbs, St Helens and Huddersfield as a full-back.[1] He is the brother of Australian international rugby league captain Greg Veivers.

Veivers' father Jack Veivers played rugby league for Souths and Queensland; his cousin Mick Veivers represented the Australia in the 1960s and his cousin Tom Veivers played Test cricket for Australia. He moved to St Helens the same time fellow Australian and Souths teammate Mal Meninga did, but where Meninga returned to his homeland Veivers stayed in England after marrying and having children, only returning to Australia for holidays and visiting his family. He was assistant to Brian Noble in charge of Bradford through their trophy days and continued partnership with Noble at Wigan.[1]

In 1997, he represented Scotland in a match against France.[2][3]

Veivers had a spell as caretaker manager at Salford when Shaun McRae was ill and was promoted from assistant coach to head coach in November 2011. He was sacked as head coach at Salford after four games of the 2013 Super League season.[4]

After losing his job at Salford Veivers served as assistant coach to the Exiles in the international origin series before finally landing a job at Workington Town in the Championship [5]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Phil Veivers played Fullback (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Roy Haggerty) in St. Helens 28-16 victory over Wigan in the 1984 Lancashire Cup final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 28 October 1984, played Stand-off/Five-eighth, and scored 2-tries in the 24-14 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1991 Lancashire Cup final during the 1991–92 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday 20 October 1991, and played Fullback (replaced by Interchange/Substitute xGus O'Donnell[1]) in the 4-5 defeat by Wigan in the 1992 Lancashire Cup final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 18 October 1992.[6]

John Player Special Trophy final appearances[edit]

Phil Veivers played Fullback in St. Helens' 15-14 victory over Leeds in the 1987–88 John Player Special Trophy final during the 1987–88 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 January 1988.


  1. ^ a b "Phil Veivers joins Exiles coaching staff". Love Rugby League. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Cook, Fidelma (6 July 1997). "Scots' Aussie flavour". The Mail on Sunday. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Hadfield, Dave (10 July 1997). "Scots knocked over by call that never came". The Independent. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Phil Veivers: Salford City Reds sack head coach". BBC Sport (BBC). 3 March 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Phil Veivers: Workington Town appoint former Salford boss". BBC Sport (BBC). 4 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "1992–1993 Lancashire Cup Final". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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