Mike Bennett

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-05-1980
N/A
22-08-1995
Golborne Parkside ARL
21-04-2000 v Wigan Warriors
Hull FC
2008- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2000-2008
160 (76)
16
0
0
64

BIOGRAPHY

Mike Bennett was born on the 9th. of May 1980 in Warrington. He played amateur Rugby League for the Golborne Parkside ARL club where outstanding displays encouraged Saints to sign him up on the 22nd. of August 1995. His first team debut was against Wigan in the 21st. of April 2000. That season he made a total of 7 substitute appearances without scoring.

Following five appearances in the 2001 campaign Mike forced his way into the first 17 during the 2002 season with sound tackling, strong running and neat footwork. His first points for the club came in the 34 points to 2 home win over the Wakefield Wildcats that same season. In all Mike crossed the line twice in the 2002 campaign from 12 starts and 15 substitute appearances.

His second try proved to be absolutely crucial to the Saints season. Many were surprised when Mike and Tim Jonkers were named to start in the second row for the 2002 Grand Final. The mobility of the Saints duo helped drain the Bradford pack over the course of 80 minutes eventually defeating the Bradford Bulls by 19 points to 18. In the first half of the Final Mike was on hand to "play to the whistle" and stroll over the tryline as the Bradford defence assumed the Saints tackle count was over.

The 2003 season saw Mike as a regular in the Saints jersey. His hard tackling and strong running have made Mike a favourite with many fans. Some injuries found Mike on the sidelines at crucial parts of the 2004 campaign. Mike missed out on a place in the 17 for Saints famous 32 points to 16 Challenge Cup Final victory over Wigan at Cardiff.

Agony was to strike again two years later as a serious injury kept Mike out for most of the season including the 2006 victory over Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup Final. However, strong displays helped Mike force his way into the side towrads the end of the 2006 campaign and his perseverence paid off as Mike gained a spot in the side for the 2006 Grand Final against Hull FC. A very strong defensive display was a feature of the Final and as Saints triumphed Mike was once again on his way to collect a Grand Final ring.

The honours kept flowing for Mike in 2007. In February he helped win a second world crown for the Saints as they defeated Brisbane Broncos in tropical Bolton. Mike was also on hand to retain the Challenge Cup when the Saints overcame the Catalans Dragons at the new Wembley Stadium.

The 2008 season saw Mike battling with injury despite a solid start to the season. Eventually Mike made the decision to end his glittering career with the Saints and announced his retirement in the summer of 2008. One must not forget the superb ambassadrial community work that Mike performed for the club over years. Indeed a top man on and off the field.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20000 0 0 9
20010 0 0 5
2002 2 0 0 28
20032 0 0 27
2004 1 0 0 13
20055 0 0 30
2006 0 0 0 9
2007 6 0 0 27
20080 0 0 15
TOTALS:16 0 0 163
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20000002
20010001
20020002
20030001
20040003
20052003
20071001
20080001
2010 0101
TOTALS:31015

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
28th Jan 2000 L 17 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants* Fr 2000 H 10 20 V
21st Apr 2000 W 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2000 H 38 14 V
24th Apr 2000 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2000 A 47 34 V
1st May 2000 W 15 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL 2000 H 50 30 V
7th May 2000 W 15 Castleford Tigers SL 2000 A 32 22 V
21st May 2000 W 15 Salford Reds SL 2000 H 46 22 V
23rd Jun 2000 W 17 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2000 A 28 24 Y V
30th Jun 2000 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 2000 H 50 20 V
9th Jul 2000 W 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2000 A 30 28 Y V
16th Jul 2000 W 17 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL 2000 A 40 24 V
26th Dec 2000 L 12 Wigan Warriors* Fr 2000 A 20 40 V
5th Jan 2001 W 19 Salford City Reds* Fr 2001 H 46 20 V
25th Feb 2001 W 16 Whitehaven SCCC5 2001 A 34 22 V
20th Apr 2001 L 14 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 A 22 56 V
7th Jul 2001 W 14 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 H 70 16 V
3rd Aug 2001 L 14 Castleford Tigers SL 2001 A 26 28 V
26th Aug 2001 D 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 A 28 28 V
9th Jan 2002 L 11 Warrington Wolves* Fr 2002 A 4 48 V
28th Jan 2002 W 17 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2002 H 24 10 V
22nd Mar 2002 W 15 Hull SL 2002 H 33 14 V
28th Mar 2002 L 15 London Broncos SL 2002 A 6 40 V
6th Apr 2002 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 30 26 Y V
20th Apr 2002 L 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 22 54 V
3rd May 2002 W 15 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 38 6 V
7th May 2002 L 15 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 A 22 36 V
12th May 2002 W 13 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 A 44 36 V
19th May 2002 W 13 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 A 48 6 V
24th May 2002 W 15 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 H 56 6 V
1st Jun 2002 W 11 Salford Reds SL 2002 A 28 24 V
7th Jun 2002 W 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 A 41 14 V
21st Jun 2002 W 12 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 H 26 16 V
28th Jun 2002 W 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 H 34 26 V
4th Jul 2002 W 15 Hull SL 2002 A 32 30 V
19th Jul 2002 W 15 London Broncos SL 2002 H 22 14 V
26th Jul 2002 W 12 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 A 21 18 V
30th Jul 2002 L 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 22 V
3rd Aug 2002 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 H 72 2 V
9th Aug 2002 W 12 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 H 34 2 1 V
16th Aug 2002 W 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 50 22 V
23rd Aug 2002 W 14 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 64 0 V
30th Aug 2002 W 14 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 38 18 V
8th Sep 2002 L 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 48 V
13th Sep 2002 W 13 Hull SL 2002 H 64 10 V
22nd Sep 2002 W 17 London Broncos SL 2002 A 18 16 V
11th Oct 2002 W 11 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2002 H 24 8 V
19th Oct 2002 W 11 Bradford Bulls SLGF 2002 N 19 18 1 V
25th Oct 2002 L 11 New Zealand Tour 2002 H 26 38 V
4th Feb 2003 L 11 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2003 A 6 24 V
8th Feb 2003 W 15 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 V
21st Feb 2003 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 46 22 V
28th Feb 2003 W 15 Batley Bulldogs PCC5 2003 H 38 12 V
16th Mar 2003 W 15 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 V
21st Mar 2003 W 15 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 V
30th Mar 2003 L 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 A 22 36 V
12th Apr 2003 L 15 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 V
9th May 2003 L 15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 H 10 16 V
16th May 2003 W 11 London Broncos SL 2003 H 62 16 1 V
26th May 2003 L 11 Hull FC SL 2003 A 6 30 V
1st Jun 2003 D 11 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 A 30 30 1 V
6th Jun 2003 L 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 34 38 V
13th Jun 2003 L 12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 14 20 V
20th Jun 2003 W 11 Halifax SL 2003 H 58 2 V
27th Jun 2003 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 A 35 0 V
4th Jul 2003 W 11 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 V
11th Jul 2003 W 11 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 V
18th Jul 2003 W 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 V
27th Jul 2003 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 A 36 15 V
3rd Aug 2003 W 11 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 V
9th Aug 2003 W 11 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 V
15th Aug 2003 W 11 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 26 10 V
24th Aug 2003 L 11 Hull FC SL 2003 A 18 42 V
31st Aug 2003 W 11 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 40 4 V
5th Sep 2003 L 8 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 4 28 V
26th Sep 2003 W 15 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 V
3rd Oct 2003 L 15 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 V
11th Jan 2004 W 11 Barrow* Fr 2004 A 38 20 V
6th Feb 2004 W 14 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 V
12th Feb 2004 W 14 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 V
20th Feb 2004 W 15 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 V
29th Feb 2004 W 11 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 V
7th Jul 2004 W 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 V
10th Jul 2004 W 16 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 V
23rd Jul 2004 L 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 V
30th Jul 2004 W 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 V
8th Aug 2004 L 12 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 V
13th Aug 2004 L 17 London Broncos SL 2004 H 22 28 V
20th Aug 2004 L 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 18 27 V
27th Aug 2004 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 V
5th Sep 2004 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 26 24 V
10th Sep 2004 L 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 19 25 V
17th Sep 2004 L 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 A 24 64 1 V
26th Dec 2004 W 12 Leigh Centurions * Fr 2005 H 17 16 1 V
20th Jan 2005 W 13 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 V
2nd Feb 2005 W 12 Hull FC* Fr 2005 H 28 18 1 V
11th Feb 2005 W 15 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 V
18th Feb 2005 L 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 V
25th Feb 2005 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 V
4th Mar 2005 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 V
11th Mar 2005 W 15 Salford City Reds SL 2005 H 46 12 V
19th Mar 2005 W 15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 64 16 V
25th Mar 2005 L 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 20 22 V
28th Mar 2005 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 34 27 1 V
3rd Apr 2005 W 11 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 2005 A 26 22 V
8th Apr 2005 W 15 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 H 60 16 V
16th Apr 2005 W 12 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 1 V
24th Apr 2005 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 V
29th Apr 2005 W 10 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 V
6th May 2005 W 12 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 V
13th May 2005 L 12 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 V
21st May 2005 W 16 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 V
27th May 2005 W 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 H 38 24 V
17th Jun 2005 D 15 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 V
26th Jun 2005 W 15 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 V
3rd Jul 2005 W 15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 A 38 26 V
8th Jul 2005 W 12 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 1 V
15th Jul 2005 W 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 V
22nd Jul 2005 W 12 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 27 20 V
5th Aug 2005 W 11 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 1 V
12th Aug 2005 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 60 4 V
4th Sep 2005 W 12 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 1 V
9th Sep 2005 W 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 V
17th Sep 2005 L 12 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 V
30th Sep 2005 L 12 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 V
7th Oct 2005 L 12 Bradford Bulls SLEF 2005 H 18 23 V
3rd Mar 2006 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 18 10 V
24th Mar 2006 W 11 Hull FC SL 2006 A 46 0 V
31st Mar 2006 W 11 Doncaster Lakers PCC4 2006 H 56 6 V
17th Apr 2006 W 12 Catalans Dragons SL 2006 A 34 20 V
1st Sep 2006 W 14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 12 V
9th Sep 2006 W 12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 54 18 V
17th Sep 2006 W 13 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 38 30 V
29th Sep 2006 W 14 Hull FC SLPOQF 2006 H 12 8 V
14th Oct 2006 W 14 Hull FC SLGF 2006 N 26 4 V
28th Jan 2007 W 12 Leigh Centurions* Fr 2007 H 40 10 1 V
4th Feb 2007 W 11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 A 18 10 V
9th Feb 2007 L 11 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 6 14 V
18th Feb 2007 L 12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 A 22 29 1 V
23rd Feb 2007 W 12 Brisbane Broncos WCC 2007 N 18 14 V
9th Mar 2007 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 48 12 1 V
17th Mar 2007 L 12 Hull FC SL 2007 A 12 24 V
23rd Mar 2007 W 12 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 H 42 14 V
30th Mar 2007 W 12 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 2007 H 78 14 V
6th Apr 2007 W 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 32 14 1 V
9th Apr 2007 W 12 Salford City Reds SL 2007 H 48 4 2 V
13th Apr 2007 W 12 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 H 53 10 V
21st Apr 2007 L 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 A 19 38 V
29th Apr 2007 W 11 Harlequins RL SL 2007 A 44 6 V
17th Jun 2007 W 17 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 A 40 0 V
30th Jun 2007 W 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 H 54 4 V
6th Jul 2007 L 12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 H 10 22 V
15th Jul 2007 L 12 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 A 4 10 V
20th Jul 2007 W 11 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 H 19 12 V
28th Jul 2007 W 12 Bradford Bulls CCCSF 2007 N 35 14 1 V
3rd Aug 2007 W 12 Hull FC SL 2007 H 31 20 V
11th Aug 2007 L 11 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 A 0 21 V
17th Aug 2007 W 11 Salford City Reds SL 2007 A 32 20 V
25th Aug 2007 W 12 Catalans Dragons CCCF 2007 N 30 8 V
7th Sep 2007 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 H 36 16 V
14th Sep 2007 L 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 12 20 V
28th Sep 2007 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2007 H 10 8 V
13th Oct 2007 L 17 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2007 N 6 33 V
2nd Feb 2008 W 28 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2008 H 38 22 V
10th Feb 2008 L 15 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 A 22 24 V
15th Feb 2008 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 H 30 22 V
22nd Feb 2008 W 13 Bradford Bulls SL 2008 A 22 16 V
2nd Mar 2008 W 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2008 H 34 30 V
7th Mar 2008 W 16 Hull FC SL 2008 H 30 29 V
15th Mar 2008 L 12 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 A 10 24 V
21st Mar 2008 W 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 46 10 V
24th Mar 2008 L 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 26 28 V
28th Mar 2008 L 13 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 H 10 14 V
6th Apr 2008 L 15 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 A 24 30 V
11th Apr 2008 W 15 Harlequins RL SL 2008 H 58 12 V
20th Apr 2008 W 12 London Skolars CCC4 2008 H 56 0 V
4th May 2008 W 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 N 57 16 V
17th May 2008 W 15 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 H 28 10 V
25th May 2008 W 15 Hull FC SL 2008 A 16 8 V
22nd Jan 2010 W 25 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 145 OTHER 15 = 163
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 76 Subs) = 160

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