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John Coveney

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March 2018 Food Thinkers Trust is a must with Professor John Coveney

John Coveney is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s. A New South Wales state representative forward, he played in the NSWRFL Premiership for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, with whom he won the 1980 Grand final and also the Western Suburbs Magpies.

From Narromine, New South Wales Coveney was playing with Goulburn United when he was selected in Country Seconds in 1977. He was lured to Sydney to join the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs during the 1977 NSWRFL season. He played in Canterbury's 1977 semi-final loss to the Parramatta Eels and featured throughout his club's successful 1979 season though he missed the Grand final with a leg injury. Also in 1979 Coveney was selected in the New South Wales rugby league team for the annual series against Queensland and he made three appearances for his State in matches played under the "state of residence" selection criteria.

Coveney was an integral part of the club's stellar 1980 season including their 1980 NSWRFL season's Grand final win over Eastern Suburbs Roosters. In the 1982 State of Origin series - the first full 3-match series played under the State of Origin selection criteria - he made two appearances for New South Wales at prop forward. In 1984 he was one of the Western Suburbs Magpies' major signings for the year. He made twelve first grade appearances for the Magpies.


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