Phil Lowe

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 19th January, 1950
Current Age
71 years and 272 days
Place Of Birth
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Biography

Great Britain forward first came to Australia as a 20-year-old from Hull KR on the Lions' Ashes-winning 1970 tour. Lowe, who admits that he didn’t work hard enough to play in a Test match in Australia, made his debut against the Kiwis on the NZ leg of the tour. Two years later, he was the sensation of Great Britain's World Cup win in France and was lured to Australia by glamour club Manly in 1974. A determined runner, Lowe had a highly successful stay with the Sea Eagles, scoring Manly’s only try in the 13-10 grand final win against P’matta in 1976. Returning to Hull KR for the 1976-77 English season he declined to return to the Sea Eagles and, after an uneasy stand-off, Manly released him from his contract. After winning a Challenge Cup final with Hull KR in 1980, Lowe was later named manager of England’s World Cup team in 1995.

- 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 1970, 1972-73, 1978 12 8 -   - 24 8 3 1 66.67% List
England 1970, 1977-78, 1981 5 2 -   - 6 3 2 0 60.00% List
Overall 1970-1981 17 10 0   0 30 11 5 1 64.71% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1970-1972 4 3 -   - 9 3 0 1 75.00% List
Overall 1972 4 3 0   0 9 3 0 1 75.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1974 23 10 -   - 30 15 8 0 65.22% List
Manly NSWRFL 1975 24 8 -   - 24 16 8 0 66.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1976 25 7 -   - 21 18 7 0 72.00% List
Overall 1974-1976 72 25 0   0 75 49 23 0 68.06% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1974-76 72 25 -   - 75 49 23 0 68.06% List
Overall 1974-1976 72 25 0   0 75 49 23 0 68.06% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1974-76 7 2 -   - 6 3 4 0 42.86% List
Overall 1974-1976 7 2 0   0 6 3 4 0 42.86% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1980/81 22 11 -   - 33 14 6 2 63.64% List
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1981/82 33 14 -   - 42 24 8 1 72.73% List
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1982/83 19 3 -   - 9 10 9 0 52.63% List
Overall 1980-1983 74 28 0   0 84 48 23 3 64.86% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers 1980-82 74 11 -   - 33 48 23 3 64.86% List
Overall 1980-1983 74 28 0   0 84 48 23 3 64.86% List

Your Say

John Allen says: I saw Plil Lowe play, in I my opinion, the greatest individual game of all for Manly against St George in Australia circa 1972. After scoring a try he was dry reaching and a few minutes later he scored another. His herculean effort was unsurpassible and the crowd was awed. Truly the best I ever saw. Mal Reilly, Bobby Fulton were team mates and the great Graham Langlands played for St George that day. (07/10/2014)

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