Mike Bennett

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
09-05-1980
N/A
22-08-1995
Golborne Parkside ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-04-2000 v Wigan Warriors
Hull FC
2008- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2000-2008
160 (76)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
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 VIEW
21st Apr 2000
W
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2000 H 38 14 VIEW
24th Apr 2000
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL 2000 A 47 34 VIEW
1st May 2000
W
15 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL 2000 H 50 30 VIEW
7th May 2000
W
15 Castleford Tigers SL 2000 A 32 22 VIEW
21st May 2000
W
15 Salford Reds SL 2000 H 46 22 VIEW
23rd Jun 2000
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2000 A 28 24 Y VIEW
30th Jun 2000
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2000 H 50 20 VIEW
9th Jul 2000
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2000 A 30 28 Y VIEW
16th Jul 2000
W
17 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL 2000 A 40 24 VIEW
26th Dec 2000
L
12 Wigan Warriors* Fr 2000 A 20 40 VIEW
5th Jan 2001
W
19 Salford City Reds* Fr 2001 H 46 20 VIEW
25th Feb 2001
W
16 Whitehaven SCCC5 2001 A 34 22 VIEW
20th Apr 2001
L
14 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 A 22 56 VIEW
7th Jul 2001
W
14 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 H 70 16 VIEW
3rd Aug 2001
L
14 Castleford Tigers SL 2001 A 26 28 VIEW
26th Aug 2001
D
4 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 A 28 28 VIEW
9th Jan 2002
L
11 Warrington Wolves* Fr 2002 A 4 48 VIEW
28th Jan 2002
W
17 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2002 H 24 10 VIEW
22nd Mar 2002
W
15 Hull SL 2002 H 33 14 VIEW
28th Mar 2002
L
15 London Broncos SL 2002 A 6 40 VIEW
6th Apr 2002
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 30 26 Y VIEW
20th Apr 2002
L
11 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 22 54 VIEW
3rd May 2002
W
15 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 38 6 VIEW
7th May 2002
L
15 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 A 22 36 VIEW
12th May 2002
W
13 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 A 44 36 VIEW
19th May 2002
W
13 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 A 48 6 VIEW
24th May 2002
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 H 56 6 VIEW
1st Jun 2002
W
11 Salford Reds SL 2002 A 28 24 VIEW
7th Jun 2002
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 A 41 14 VIEW
21st Jun 2002
W
12 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 H 26 16 VIEW
28th Jun 2002
W
15 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 H 34 26 VIEW
4th Jul 2002
W
15 Hull SL 2002 A 32 30 VIEW
19th Jul 2002
W
15 London Broncos SL 2002 H 22 14 VIEW
26th Jul 2002
W
12 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 A 21 18 VIEW
30th Jul 2002
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 22 VIEW
3rd Aug 2002
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 H 72 2 VIEW
9th Aug 2002
W
12 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 H 34 2 1 VIEW
16th Aug 2002
W
15 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 50 22 VIEW
23rd Aug 2002
W
14 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 64 0 VIEW
30th Aug 2002
W
14 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 38 18 VIEW
8th Sep 2002
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 48 VIEW
13th Sep 2002
W
13 Hull SL 2002 H 64 10 VIEW
22nd Sep 2002
W
17 London Broncos SL 2002 A 18 16 VIEW
11th Oct 2002
W
11 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2002 H 24 8 VIEW
19th Oct 2002
W
11 Bradford Bulls SLGF 2002 N 19 18 1 VIEW
25th Oct 2002
L
11 New Zealand Tour 2002 H 26 38 VIEW
4th Feb 2003
L
11 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2003 A 6 24 VIEW
8th Feb 2003
W
15 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 VIEW
21st Feb 2003
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 46 22 VIEW
28th Feb 2003
W
15 Batley Bulldogs PCC5 2003 H 38 12 VIEW
16th Mar 2003
W
15 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 VIEW
21st Mar 2003
W
15 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 VIEW
30th Mar 2003
L
15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 A 22 36 VIEW
12th Apr 2003
L
15 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 VIEW
9th May 2003
L
15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 H 10 16 VIEW
16th May 2003
W
11 London Broncos SL 2003 H 62 16 1 VIEW
26th May 2003
L
11 Hull FC SL 2003 A 6 30 VIEW
1st Jun 2003
D
11 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 A 30 30 1 VIEW
6th Jun 2003
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 34 38 VIEW
13th Jun 2003
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 14 20 VIEW
20th Jun 2003
W
11 Halifax SL 2003 H 58 2 VIEW
27th Jun 2003
W
11 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 A 35 0 VIEW
4th Jul 2003
W
11 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 VIEW
11th Jul 2003
W
11 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 VIEW
18th Jul 2003
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 VIEW
27th Jul 2003
W
11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 A 36 15 VIEW
3rd Aug 2003
W
11 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 VIEW
9th Aug 2003
W
11 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 VIEW
15th Aug 2003
W
11 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 26 10 VIEW
24th Aug 2003
L
11 Hull FC SL 2003 A 18 42 VIEW
31st Aug 2003
W
11 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 40 4 VIEW
5th Sep 2003
L
8 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 4 28 VIEW
26th Sep 2003
W
15 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003
L
15 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 VIEW
11th Jan 2004
W
11 Barrow* Fr 2004 A 38 20 VIEW
6th Feb 2004
W
14 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004
W
14 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 VIEW
20th Feb 2004
W
15 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 VIEW
29th Feb 2004
W
11 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 VIEW
7th Jul 2004
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004
W
16 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 VIEW
8th Aug 2004
L
12 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 VIEW
13th Aug 2004
L
17 London Broncos SL 2004 H 22 28 VIEW
20th Aug 2004
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 18 27 VIEW
27th Aug 2004
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 VIEW
5th Sep 2004
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 26 24 VIEW
10th Sep 2004
L
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 19 25 VIEW
17th Sep 2004
L
15 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 A 24 64 1 VIEW
26th Dec 2004
W
12 Leigh Centurions * Fr 2005 H 17 16 1 VIEW
20th Jan 2005
W
13 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Feb 2005
W
12 Hull FC* Fr 2005 H 28 18 1 VIEW
11th Feb 2005
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 VIEW
18th Feb 2005
L
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 VIEW
25th Feb 2005
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 VIEW
4th Mar 2005
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 VIEW
11th Mar 2005
W
15 Salford City Reds SL 2005 H 46 12 VIEW
19th Mar 2005
W
15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 64 16 VIEW
25th Mar 2005
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 20 22 VIEW
28th Mar 2005
W
11 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 34 27 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 2005
W
11 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 2005 A 26 22 VIEW
8th Apr 2005
W
15 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 H 60 16 VIEW
16th Apr 2005
W
12 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 1 VIEW
24th Apr 2005
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 VIEW
29th Apr 2005
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 VIEW
6th May 2005
W
12 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 VIEW
13th May 2005
L
12 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 VIEW
21st May 2005
W
16 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 H 38 24 VIEW
17th Jun 2005
D
15 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 VIEW
26th Jun 2005
W
15 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 VIEW
3rd Jul 2005
W
15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 A 38 26 VIEW
8th Jul 2005
W
12 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 1 VIEW
15th Jul 2005
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005
W
12 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 27 20 VIEW
5th Aug 2005
W
11 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 1 VIEW
12th Aug 2005
W
11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 60 4 VIEW
4th Sep 2005
W
12 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2005
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 VIEW
17th Sep 2005
L
12 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005
L
12 Bradford Bulls SLEF 2005 H 18 23 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 18 10 VIEW
24th Mar 2006
W
11 Hull FC SL 2006 A 46 0 VIEW
31st Mar 2006
W
11 Doncaster Lakers PCC4 2006 H 56 6 VIEW
17th Apr 2006
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL 2006 A 34 20 VIEW
1st Sep 2006
W
14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 12 VIEW
9th Sep 2006
W
12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 54 18 VIEW
17th Sep 2006
W
13 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 38 30 VIEW
29th Sep 2006
W
14 Hull FC SLPOQF 2006 H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006
W
14 Hull FC SLGF 2006 N 26 4 VIEW
28th Jan 2007
W
12 Leigh Centurions* Fr 2007 H 40 10 1 VIEW
4th Feb 2007
W
11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007
L
11 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 6 14 VIEW
18th Feb 2007
L
12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 A 22 29 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 2007
W
12 Brisbane Broncos WCC 2007 N 18 14 VIEW
9th Mar 2007
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 48 12 1 VIEW
17th Mar 2007
L
12 Hull FC SL 2007 A 12 24 VIEW
23rd Mar 2007
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 H 42 14 VIEW
30th Mar 2007
W
12 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 2007 H 78 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2007
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007
W
12 Salford City Reds SL 2007 H 48 4 2 VIEW
13th Apr 2007
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 H 53 10 VIEW
21st Apr 2007
L
11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 A 19 38 VIEW
29th Apr 2007
W
11 Harlequins RL SL 2007 A 44 6 VIEW
17th Jun 2007
W
17 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 A 40 0 VIEW
30th Jun 2007
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 H 54 4 VIEW
6th Jul 2007
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007
L
12 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 A 4 10 VIEW
20th Jul 2007
W
11 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007
W
12 Bradford Bulls CCCSF 2007 N 35 14 1 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007
W
12 Hull FC SL 2007 H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007
L
11 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 A 0 21 VIEW
17th Aug 2007
W
11 Salford City Reds SL 2007 A 32 20 VIEW
25th Aug 2007
W
12 Catalans Dragons CCCF 2007 N 30 8 VIEW
7th Sep 2007
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 12 20 VIEW
28th Sep 2007
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2007 H 10 8 VIEW
13th Oct 2007
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2007 N 6 33 VIEW
2nd Feb 2008
W
28 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2008 H 38 22 VIEW
10th Feb 2008
L
15 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 A 22 24 VIEW
15th Feb 2008
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 H 30 22 VIEW
22nd Feb 2008
W
13 Bradford Bulls SL 2008 A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Mar 2008
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2008 H 34 30 VIEW
7th Mar 2008
W
16 Hull FC SL 2008 H 30 29 VIEW
15th Mar 2008
L
12 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008
W
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 46 10 VIEW
24th Mar 2008
L
15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008
L
13 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 H 10 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2008
L
15 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 A 24 30 VIEW
11th Apr 2008
W
15 Harlequins RL SL 2008 H 58 12 VIEW
20th Apr 2008
W
12 London Skolars CCC4 2008 H 56 0 VIEW
4th May 2008
W
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 N 57 16 VIEW
17th May 2008
W
15 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 H 28 10 VIEW
25th May 2008
W
15 Hull FC SL 2008 A 16 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 2010
W
25 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 128 | LOSSES : 47 | DRAWS : 3

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