Mick Crane

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Mick Crane
Personal information
Full nameMichael Crane
Bornunknown
Playing information
Position Centre, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–77 Hull F.C.
1977–79 Leeds
1979–81 Hull Kingston Rovers 15+340012
1981–85 Hull F.C. 310
1986–87 Hull F.C. 14
Total34240012
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1982 Great Britain 10000
Source: [1]

Michael "Mick"/"Mike" Crane (birth unknown) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hull F.C. (three times), Leeds and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a centre , Second-row, or loose forward, i.e. number 3 or 4, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums. [1] [2]

Crane made his début for Hull F.C. in 1970. Crane played loose forward, and scored 2-tries in Hull FC's 13-19 defeat by Widnes in the 1975–76 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 24 January 1976, and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 12-4 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982.

Crane was transferred from Hull F.C. to Leeds in December 1977. Crane played loose forward in Leeds' 14-12 victory over St. Helens in the 1977–78 Challenge Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1978. In November 1979 he moved to Hull Kingston Rovers.

Crane played loose forward in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7-8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980–81 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980, played left-second-row, i.e. number 11 (Trevor Skerrett played left-second-row in the replay), in Hull FC's 14-14 draw with Widnes in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 92,147, played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 15, (replacing Loose forward Steve "Knocker" Norton) in the 18-9 victory over Widnes in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1981–82 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 41,171, [3] played loose forward, (replaced by interchange/substitute Steve "Knocker" Norton) in the 18-7 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1982–83 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1982–83 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 2 October 1982, and played loose forward, scored a try, and a drop goal, and was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy in the 13-2 victory over Castleford in the 1983–84 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1983.

Crane won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull in the 8-32 defeat by Australia at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 28 November 1982. [1]

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