Mike Stephenson

Michael Stephenson MBE (born 27 January 1947) is an English rugby league commentator and former player.

Mike Stephenson
MBE
Stephenson in 2008
Personal information
Full nameMichael Stephenson
Born (1947-01-27) 27 January 1947 (age 75)
Dewsbury, England
Playing information
PositionHooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1966–73 Dewsbury 219+1 53 0 0 159
1974–78 Penrith Panthers 69 21 0 0 63
Total 289 74 0 0 222
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1971–72 Great Britain 5 2 0 0 6
1969–73 Yorkshire 7+1 1 0 0 3
1969 GB Under 24 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1975 Penrith 16 6 0 10 38
Source: [1][2][3]

Stephenson was born in Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire. He is commonly known as "Stevo", the nickname that he is known by in rugby league and on TV, played at club level for Dewsbury, and Australian side Penrith, and also played for Yorkshire and Great Britain, with whom he won the 1972 Rugby League World Cup. Stephenson played in the hooker position for most of his playing career.

Stephenson was responsible for the setting-up of the Rugby League Heritage Centre at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.

He was appointed an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent order of the British Empire), for his services to rugby league and sports broadcasting in the New Year Honours List 2017.[4]


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