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Len 'Iron Man' Casey is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s, and 1990s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers (twice), Bradford Northern, Hull, and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 949), as a prop, Second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, and coaching at club level for Wakefield Trinity, Hull, Beverley ARLFC [1], and Scarborough Pirates. Len Casey and his wife Sue, currently run the May Cottage bed and breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere.

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International honours

Len Casey won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1978 against France, and Wales, in 1980 against Wales, in 1981 against France, and Wales, and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France (sub), New Zealand (sub), and Australia, in 1978 against Australia, while at Bradford Northern in 1979 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1980 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1983 against France (2 matches).

Premiership Final appearances

Len Casey played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in Hull Kingston Rovers' 11-7 victory over Hull F.C. in the Premiership Final during the 1980–81 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 May 1981.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Len Casey played loose forward/lock in Hull Kingston Rovers' 10-5 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1980 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000, and played loose forward/lock, and was captain in the 9-18 defeat by Widnes in the 1981 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 92,496.

County Cup Final appearances

Len Casey played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and was captain in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7-8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Len Casey played loose forward/lock in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977-78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977.

John Player Trophy Final appearances

Len Casey played loose forward/lock in Bradford Northern's 6-0 victory over Widnes in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980, and played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 4-12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 John Player Trophy Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1982.

Coaching career

Len Casey was Hull's team manager from 1986 to 1988.

County Cup Final appearances

Len Casey was the coach in Hull's 24-31 defeat by Castleford in the 1986 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 11 October 1986.

References

Len Casey Wikipedia