1972 Rugby League World Cup Winner Mike Stephenson. The autobiography of the Great Britain Rugby League international.


Michael Stephenson MBE was born in Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire. Commonly known as “Stevo”. The nickname that he is known by in rugby league. He played at club level for his hometown club Dewsbury. In addition, he played for the Australian side Penrith.

Also, at the representative level for Yorkshire and Great Britain. He famously won the 1972 Rugby League World Cup. Playing at hooker in the final which included an all-important try following a pass by Brian Lockwood.

1972 Rugby League World Cup Winner Mike Stephenson awarded MBE

Stephenson began his professional playing career at his hometown club Dewsbury in 1966. After being signed by local amateur club Shaw Cross RLFC.
He went on to make his Great Britain debut in Castleford in 1971. Against the touring New Zealand side. His greatest moment in international rugby league. Was being a member of Great Britain’s victorious 1972 World Cup-winning side.

From Dewsbury to Penrith Rugby League

Stephenson’s time in the Dewsbury first team coincided with an upturn in the club’s fortunes on the pitch. He played in Dewsbury’s 9–36 defeat by Leeds in the 1972–73 Yorkshire Cup Final. And scored 2 tries in Dewsbury’s 22-13 victory over Leeds in the 1972-73 Championship Final.
He left Dewsbury after their championship-winning season in 1973. To join Australian Rugby League outfit Penrith. He played 69 games for Penrith between 1974 and 1978. Scoring 21 tries. Stevo was also player-coach of the side for a brief spell. He ended his playing career in 1978 and settled in Sydney.

1972 Rugby League World Cup Winner Mike Stephenson “Stevo” Looking Back Book Preview

The former face of rugby league. Sky Sports Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson has been appearing on UK TV screens twice a week for nearly two decades. Until his retirement. Co-commentating with his on-screen partner, Eddie Hemmings.
Stevo has developed a reputation for straight talking in the game without pulling punches! However, many viewers little realise that in his earlier days. Stevo was one of the star players in rugby league.

Rugby League Player, Journalist & TV Presenter

Larger than life Stevo tells his story from growing up on the hard streets of a northern mill town. Embarking on a highly successful rugby league career. His record breaking transfer to Australian club Penrith.
Then his second career as a journalist and TV commentator. Stevo recounts many incidents behind the scenes at Sky Sports. And tells the story of his aims to build a rugby league museum. Also, describes the work that saw his dream happen. Love him or hate him.  Stevo is guaranteed to entertain readers with his fascinating life story in “Stevo: Looking Back”.

Where to Buy Mike Stephenson – “Stevo” Looking Back Book

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