Mike Stephenson

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 27th January, 1947
Current Age
71 years and 298 days
Place Of Birth
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England

Biography

1972 Great Britain World Cup hooker was signed by Penrith for the then world record $39,000 transfer fee placed on him by premiers Dewsbury in 1973. Stephenson was a total professional in his time at Penrith - cunning, charismatic and a natural leader. In taking on the captain-coach role at the club in 1975, he fought battles on three fronts - injury, club factions and fellow Englishman Bill Ashurst. 'Stevo' resigned for the benefit of the club midway through the year and while Ashurst chose to walk out on the Panthers in 1977, Stephenson remained to lead from the front line. A sickening injury suffered in a head-high tackle against Balmain in 1977, coupled with a chronic back complaint, forced his retirement after only 3 matches of the 1978 season. Stephenson has since taken up broadcasting, first with the ABC, and later with Pay TV in England.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1971-72 6 4 -   - 12 4 1 1 66.67% Match list
Overall 1971-1972 6 4 0   0 12 4 1 1 66.67% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1971-1972 4 3 -   - 9 3 0 1 75.00% Match list
Overall 1972 4 3 0   0 9 3 0 1 75.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith NSWRFL 1974 ? 2 -   - 6  
Penrith NSWRFL 1975 ? 7 -   - 21  
Penrith NSWRFL 1976 ? 4 -   - 12  
Penrith NSWRFL 1977 ? 7 -   - 21  
Penrith NSWRFL 1978 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1974-1978 ? 21 0   0 63 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1974-78 ? 21 -   - 63 ? ? ? ?  
Penrith 1978 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1974-1978 ? 21 0   0 63 ? ? ? ?  

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