Jeff Stevenson (rugby league)

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Jeff Stevenson
Personal information
Full nameJeffrey M. Stevenson
Born(1932-05-15)15 May 1932
Meanwood, Leeds, England
Died13 October 2007(2007-10-13) (aged 75)
York, England
Playing information
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight9 st 10 lb (62 kg)
Position Scrum-half
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1952–59 Leeds 22867
1959–62 York
1962–64 Hunslet
Total22867000
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1956–58 Rugby League XIII 313
1957 Great Britain & France 1
1955–60 Great Britain 1950015
Source: [1]

Jeff Stevenson (15 May 1932 [2] – 13 October 2007) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, Great Britain & France and Rugby League XIII, and at club level for Leeds, York and Hunslet, as a scrum-half, i.e. number 7. [1]

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Background

Jeffrey Murray Stevenson was born in Meanwood, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The youngest of seven children born to Harold and Kate, he attended Buslingthorpe School on Meanwood Road and went on to join the RAF. From his first marriage he had two daughters Beverley and Tracey and was a well liked Publican running the Anchor Inn Hunslet, The Fox and finally The Burtonstone in York. Jeff remarried and settled in his adopted City of York. He died after a battle with Lung Cancer in 2007 aged 75 in York, North Yorkshire, England.

Playing career

International honours

Jeff Stevenson represented Great Britain & France in the 37-31 victory over New Zealand at Carlaw Park, Auckland on 3 July 1957, won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1955 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1956 against Australia (3 matches), in 1957 against France (3 matches), in the 1957 Rugby League World Cup against France (1-try), Australia, New Zealand, in 1957 against France (2 matches), in 1958 against France, while at York in 1959 against Australia (2 matches), in 1960 against France (2 matches). [1]

Jeff Stevenson also represented Great Britain while at Leeds between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match). [3]

Jeff Stevenson played scrum-half for Rugby League XIII while at Leeds in the 8-26 defeat by France on Saturday 22 November 1958 at Knowsley Road, St. Helens.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Jeff Stevenson played scrum-half, and was man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in Leeds' 9–7 victory over Barrow in the 1957 Challenge Cup Final during the 1956–57 season at Wembley Stadium, London on 11 May 1957, in front of a crowd of 76,318.

County Cup Final appearances

Jeff Stevenson played scrum-half in Leeds' 24–20 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1958 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 25 October 1958, and played scrum-half in Hunslet's 12–2 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.

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