Mel Mason

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Mel Mason
Personal information
Full nameMelvyn Mason
Bornunknown
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–75 Featherstone Rovers 109+123450112
1975–77 Leeds
1977–83 Barrow
1983–84 Whitehaven
Total1213450112
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Cumbria
Source: [1]

Mel Mason (birth unknown) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Cumbria, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 500), Leeds, Barrow and Whitehaven, as an occasional goal-kicking stand-off, i.e. number 6. [1]

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Playing career

County honours

Mel Mason won cap(s) for Cumbria while at Barrow.

Premiership Final appearances

Mel Mason played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Leeds' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in the Premiership Final during the 1974–75 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 17 May 1975.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Mel Mason played stand-off in Featherstone Rovers' 33-14 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1973, in front of a crowd of 72,395.

John Player Trophy Final appearances

Mel Mason played in Barrow's 5-12 defeat by Warrington in the 1980–81 John Player Trophy Final during the 1980–81 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 January 1981.

Club career

Mel Mason was made his début for Featherstone Rovers in the defeat by Leeds during the 1970–71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Monday 5 October 1970, he was signed by Leeds for fee of £6,000 during January 1975, (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £67,068 in 2015) [2] injuries limited his appearances at Leeds, and he was transferred to Barrow in 1977 where he represented Cumbria, he finished his playing career at Whitehaven, he appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)