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John Stephens (rugby league)

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Name  John Stephens

Role  Rugby league
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John Roland Stephens is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, and 1970s, playing at representative level for, England and Lancashire, and at club level for Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

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International honours

Stephens won caps for England while at Wigan in 1969 against Wales, and France, and in 1970 against France.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

John Stephens played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in St. Helens' 16-13 victory over Leeds in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971-72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972.

County Cup Final appearances

John Stephens played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Wigan's 16-13 victory over Oldham in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 October 1966, and played right-prop in Widnes' 6-2 victory over Salford in the 1974 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

John Stephens played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Wigan's 7-4 victory over St. Helens in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968, and played left-prop in the 6-11 defeat by Leigh in the 1969 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1969.

Outside of rugby league

Stephens is a restaurateur in Liverpool.

References

John Stephens (rugby league) Wikipedia


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