Len Casey

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Len Casey
Personal information
Born (1953-01-01) 1 January 1953 (age 65)
Hull, England
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–75 Hull F.C.
1975–78 Hull Kingston Rovers 199+28 16 0 1 49
1978–80 Bradford Northern
1980–85 Hull Kingston Rovers
≤1985–≥86 Wakefield Trinity
Total 227 16 0 1 49
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–81 England 5 1 0 0 3
1977–83 Great Britain 14 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1985–86 Wakefield Trinity
1986–88 Hull F.C.
1991–92 Scarborough Pirates
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3][4]

Len Casey (born 1 January 1953), also known by the nickname of "Iron Man", is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coach of the 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers (two spells), Bradford Northern, Hull F.C. and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 949), as a prop, second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13,[1] and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity, Hull FC, Beverley ARLFC[1] and the Scarborough Pirates.[4][5]

Background

Casey was born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

He and his wife Sue, run the May Cottage bed and breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Playing career

International honours

Len Casey won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1978 against France, and Wales, in 1980 against Wales, in 1981 against France, and Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France (sub), New Zealand (sub), and Australia, in 1978 against Australia, while at Bradford Northern in 1979 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1980 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1983 against France (2 matches).[3]

Premiership Final appearances

Len Casey played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Hull Kingston Rovers' 11–7 victory over Hull F.C. in the Premiership Final during the 1980–81 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 May 1981.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Len Casey played loose forward in Hull Kingston Rovers' 10–5 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1979–80 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000, and played loose forward, and was captain in the 9–18 defeat by Widnes in the 1980–81 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 92,496.

County Cup Final appearances

Len Casey played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and was captain in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7–8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980–81 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Len Casey played loose forward in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26–11 victory over St. Helens in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977.

John Player Trophy Final appearances

Len Casey played loose forward in Bradford Northern's 6–0 victory over Widnes in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980, and played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 4–12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982.

Coaching career

Len Casey was the coach of Hull F.C. from 1986 to 1988.[5]

County Cup Final appearances

Len Casey was the coach in Hull FC's 24–31 defeat by Castleford in the 1986–87 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 11 October 1986.

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

External links

  • (archived by web.archive.org) Hull Kingston Rovers ~ Captains
  • Photograph 'Len Casey touches down' at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
  • Photograph 'Len Casey scores in semi' at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
  • Photograph 'Len Casey slips out a good pass' at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
  • Photograph '1980 Great Britain v New Zealand' at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
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