Mick Morgan

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Mick Morgan
Personal information
Born c. 1950 (age 67–68)
Featherstone, England
Playing information
Position Centre, Prop, Hooker, Loose forward

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1967–77 Wakefield Trinity 271 77 228
1977–78 York 34 12 36
1978–81 Featherstone Rovers 94 30
1981–83 Carlisle 57 28
1983–86 Oldham 92 6 24
1986–89 Castleford 0 0 0
Total 548 153 0 0 288
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1973–85 Yorkshire 9 3 9
1975 England 7 1 3
Coaching information

Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1982–83 Carlisle
1997 Castleford 4 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 4 0
Source: [1][2]

Mick Morgan (born c. 1950 (1950)) 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 England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 730) (captain), York, Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 552) (captain), Carlisle, Oldham, and Castleford as a centre, prop, hooker or loose forward, i.e. number 3 or 4, 8 or 10, 9, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Carlisle, and Castleford.[3][4]

Morgan started his career in the junior ranks at Featherstone Rovers before signing his first professional contract at Wakefield Trinity in 1965, he made his début for Wakefield Trinity as a centre against Batley at Mount Pleasant, Batley on Friday 1 April 1967, he won caps for England while at Wakefield Trinity in 1975 against France (sub), and Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France (sub), Wales, New Zealand (sub), and Australia, and in 1975 against Papua New Guinea.[2] Morgan won cap(s) for Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity, he played hooker in Wakefield Trinity's 11-22 defeat by Halifax in the 1971–72 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1971–72 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 22 January 1972, he played hooker, and was captain in Wakefield Trinity's 2-7 defeat by Leeds in the 1973–74 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973, and played loose forward/lock, and was captain in the 13-16 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1974–75 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 26 October 1974, his Testimonial match at Wakefield Trinity was the 13-5 victory over Featherstone Rovers at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Thursday 1 January 1976, in 1978 he moved to York for the 1978–79 season.

After finishing his playing career, Morgan became a club commentator for Castleford. His colourful commentary is particularly well known for an outburst he made during the 1993–94 Regal Trophy Final between Castleford and Wigan.[5]

Morgan has written his autobiography entitled "I Can't Spake" in collaboration with Steve Till for publication on January 25, 2018 (Black Tree Publishers).

References

  1. ^ "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. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Coach Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "The most biased commentary ever?". Orange UK. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2014.

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