Kevin Dick

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Kevin Dick
Personal information
Born (1957-10-27) 27 October 1957 (age 63) [1]
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Position Scrum-half
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1975–86 Leeds 2598539221054
1986–88 Hull F.C. 4253127
1988–89 Halifax
1990–91 Huddersfield
Total3019039531081
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1980 Great Britain 20000
Source: [2]

Kevin Dick (birth registered during fourth ¼ 1957 [3] ), also known by the nickname of "Iron Teddy Bear", [4] is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Leeds, Hull FC, Halifax and Huddersfield, as a goal-kicking scrum-half, i.e. number 7. [2]

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Background

Kevin Dick's birth was registered in Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he has worked as a roofer. Kevin Dick is the son of the rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s for Leeds and Batley, Alec Dick.

Playing career

International honours

Kevin Dick won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1980 against New Zealand (2 matches). [2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Kevin Dick played scrum-half, and scored a try, 2-goals, a penalty, and a drop goal in Leeds' 15–6 victory over Widnes in the 1977 Challenge Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1977, in front of a crowd of 80,871, and played as an interchange/substitute in the 14–12 victory over St. Helens in the 1978 Challenge Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1978, in front of a crowd of 96,000.

County Cup Final appearances

Kevin Dick played scrum-half, and scored 3-goals in Leeds' 15–6 victory over Halifax in the 1979 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1979, and played scrum-half, was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy, and scored 2-goals and a drop goal in the 8–7 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980.

John Player Trophy/John Player Special Trophy Final appearances

Kevin Dick played scrum-half, and scored 2-goals in Leeds' 4–15 defeat by Wigan in the 1982–83 John Player Trophy Final during the 1982–83 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1983, [5] and played scrum-half, and scored a try in the 18–10 victory over Widnes in the 1983–84 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 14 January 1984.

Club career

Kevin Dick made his début for Leeds in 1975, and was transferred from Leeds to Hull F.C. in 1986 in exchange for Trevor Skerrett and Andy Gascoigne. [6]

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
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  4. "Who is Leeds RL's greatest ever scrum half?". Yorkshire Evening Post. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. "Classic Match: 1983 John Player Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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