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 of Mike Bennett



HERITAGE NO : 1100
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 7
20010 0 0 5
2002 2 0 0 27
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 0 160
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20000002
20010001
20020002
20030001
20040003
20052003
20071001
20080001
2010 0101
TOTALS:31015

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
28th Jan 2000 --
L
17 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants* Fr H 10 20 VIEW
21st Apr 2000 1
W
15 Wigan Warriors SL H 38 14 VIEW
24th Apr 2000 2
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL A 47 34 VIEW
1st May 2000 3
W
15 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL H 50 30 VIEW
7th May 2000 4
W
15 Castleford Tigers SL A 32 22 VIEW
21st May 2000 5
W
15 Salford Reds SL H 46 22 VIEW
23rd Jun 2000 --NPS
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 28 24 VIEW
30th Jun 2000 6
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL H 50 20 VIEW
9th Jul 2000 --NPS
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL A 30 28 VIEW
16th Jul 2000 7
W
17 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL A 40 24 VIEW
26th Dec 2000 --
L
12 Wigan Warriors* Fr A 20 40 VIEW
5th Jan 2001 --
W
19 Salford City Reds* Fr H 46 20 VIEW
25th Feb 2001 8
W
16 Whitehaven SCCC5 A 34 22 VIEW
20th Apr 2001 9
L
14 Warrington Wolves SL A 22 56 VIEW
7th Jul 2001 10
W
14 Warrington Wolves SL H 70 16 VIEW
3rd Aug 2001 11
L
14 Castleford Tigers SL A 26 28 VIEW
26th Aug 2001 12
D
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 28 28 VIEW
9th Jan 2002 --
L
11 Warrington Wolves* Fr A 4 48 VIEW
28th Jan 2002 --
W
17 Widnes Vikings* Fr H 24 10 VIEW
22nd Mar 2002 13
W
15 Hull SL H 33 14 VIEW
28th Mar 2002 14
L
15 London Broncos SL A 6 40 VIEW
6th Apr 2002 --NPS
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL H 30 26 VIEW
20th Apr 2002 15
L
11 Bradford Bulls SL A 22 54 VIEW
3rd May 2002 16
W
15 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 38 6 VIEW
7th May 2002 17
L
15 Castleford Tigers SL A 22 36 VIEW
12th May 2002 18
W
13 Warrington Wolves SL A 44 36 VIEW
19th May 2002 19
W
13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 48 6 VIEW
24th May 2002 20
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL H 56 6 VIEW
1st Jun 2002 21
W
11 Salford Reds SL A 28 24 VIEW
7th Jun 2002 22
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL A 41 14 VIEW
21st Jun 2002 23
W
12 Castleford Tigers SL H 26 16 VIEW
28th Jun 2002 24
W
15 Bradford Bulls SL H 34 26 VIEW
4th Jul 2002 25
W
15 Hull SL A 32 30 VIEW
19th Jul 2002 26
W
15 London Broncos SL H 22 14 VIEW
26th Jul 2002 27
W
12 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 21 18 VIEW
30th Jul 2002 28
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL A 8 22 VIEW
3rd Aug 2002 29
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL H 72 2 VIEW
9th Aug 2002 30
W
12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 2 1 VIEW
16th Aug 2002 31
W
15 Bradford Bulls SL A 50 22 VIEW
23rd Aug 2002 32
W
14 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 64 0 VIEW
30th Aug 2002 33
W
14 Leeds Rhinos SL H 38 18 VIEW
8th Sep 2002 34
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL A 8 48 VIEW
13th Sep 2002 35
W
13 Hull SL H 64 10 VIEW
22nd Sep 2002 36
W
17 London Broncos SL A 18 16 VIEW
11th Oct 2002 37
W
11 Wigan Warriors SLEF H 24 8 VIEW
19th Oct 2002 38
W
11 Bradford Bulls SLGF N 19 18 1 VIEW
25th Oct 2002 39
L
11 New Zealand Tour H 26 38 VIEW
4th Feb 2003 --
L
11 Widnes Vikings* Fr A 6 24 VIEW
8th Feb 2003 40
W
15 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 A 70 6 VIEW
21st Feb 2003 41
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 46 22 VIEW
28th Feb 2003 42
W
15 Batley Bulldogs PCC5 H 38 12 VIEW
16th Mar 2003 43
W
15 Salford City Reds PCC6 A 54 6 VIEW
21st Mar 2003 44
W
15 Castleford Tigers SL H 54 12 VIEW
30th Mar 2003 45
L
15 Huddersfield Giants SL A 22 36 VIEW
12th Apr 2003 46
L
15 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** N 26 33 VIEW
9th May 2003 47
L
15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 10 16 VIEW
16th May 2003 48
W
11 London Broncos SL H 62 16 1 VIEW
26th May 2003 49
L
11 Hull FC SL A 6 30 VIEW
1st Jun 2003 50
D
11 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 30 1 VIEW
6th Jun 2003 51
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL H 34 38 VIEW
13th Jun 2003 52
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SL A 14 20 VIEW
20th Jun 2003 53
W
11 Halifax SL H 58 2 VIEW
27th Jun 2003 54
W
11 Bradford Bulls SL A 35 0 VIEW
4th Jul 2003 55
W
11 Widnes Vikings SL H 32 18 VIEW
11th Jul 2003 56
W
11 Castleford Tigers SL A 46 32 VIEW
18th Jul 2003 57
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL H 22 18 VIEW
27th Jul 2003 58
W
11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 36 15 VIEW
3rd Aug 2003 59
W
11 London Broncos SL A 30 18 VIEW
9th Aug 2003 60
W
11 Hull FC SL H 28 18 VIEW
15th Aug 2003 61
W
11 Castleford Tigers SL H 26 10 VIEW
24th Aug 2003 62
L
11 Hull FC SL A 18 42 VIEW
31st Aug 2003 63
W
11 Widnes Vikings SL A 40 4 VIEW
5th Sep 2003 64
L
8 Wigan Warriors SL H 4 28 VIEW
26th Sep 2003 65
W
15 London Broncos SLEPO H 24 6 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003 66
L
15 Wigan Warriors SLESF A 24 40 VIEW
11th Jan 2004 --
W
11 Barrow* Fr A 38 20 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 --
W
14 Salford City Reds* Fr H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 --
W
14 Widnes Vikings* Fr H 36 14 VIEW
20th Feb 2004 67
W
15 Hull FC SL H 30 16 VIEW
29th Feb 2004 68
W
11 Bradford Bulls PCC4 A 30 10 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 69
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 70
W
16 London Broncos SL H 30 10 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 71
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 72
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL H 50 10 VIEW
8th Aug 2004 73
L
12 Salford City Reds SL A 20 30 VIEW
13th Aug 2004 74
L
17 London Broncos SL H 22 28 VIEW
20th Aug 2004 75
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL A 18 27 VIEW
27th Aug 2004 76
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL H 48 12 VIEW
5th Sep 2004 77
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL A 26 24 VIEW
10th Sep 2004 78
L
15 Leeds Rhinos SL H 19 25 VIEW
17th Sep 2004 79
L
15 Bradford Bulls SL A 24 64 1 VIEW
26th Dec 2004 --
W
12 Leigh Centurions * Fr H 17 16 1 VIEW
20th Jan 2005 --
W
13 Widnes Vikings* Fr A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Feb 2005 --
W
12 Hull FC* Fr H 28 18 1 VIEW
11th Feb 2005 80
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL H 40 18 VIEW
18th Feb 2005 81
L
15 Leeds Rhinos SL A 18 30 VIEW
25th Feb 2005 82
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL H 34 24 VIEW
4th Mar 2005 83
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 16 VIEW
11th Mar 2005 84
W
15 Salford City Reds SL H 46 12 VIEW
19th Mar 2005 85
W
15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 64 16 VIEW
25th Mar 2005 86
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL A 20 22 VIEW
28th Mar 2005 87
W
11 Bradford Bulls SL H 34 27 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 2005 88
W
11 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 A 26 22 VIEW
8th Apr 2005 89
W
15 Leigh Centurions SL H 60 16 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 90
W
12 London Broncos SL A 30 20 1 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 91
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL A 36 22 VIEW
29th Apr 2005 92
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL H 31 30 VIEW
6th May 2005 93
W
12 York City Knights PCC5 H 62 0 VIEW
13th May 2005 94
L
12 Hull FC SL A 6 44 VIEW
21st May 2005 95
W
16 Widnes Vikings SL A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 96
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL H 38 24 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 97
D
15 London Broncos SL H 28 28 VIEW
26th Jun 2005 98
W
15 Wigan Warriors PCC6 H 75 0 VIEW
3rd Jul 2005 99
W
15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 38 26 VIEW
8th Jul 2005 100
W
12 Hull FC SL H 18 10 1 VIEW
15th Jul 2005 101
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL H 40 18 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 102
W
12 Leigh Centurions SL A 27 20 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 103
W
11 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 10 1 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 104
W
11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 60 4 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 105
W
12 Leigh Centurions SL A 78 4 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 106
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL A 38 12 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 107
L
12 Bradford Bulls SL H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 108
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005 109
L
12 Bradford Bulls SLEF H 18 23 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 110
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 10 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 111
W
11 Hull FC SL A 46 0 VIEW
31st Mar 2006 112
W
11 Doncaster Lakers PCC4 H 56 6 VIEW
17th Apr 2006 113
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL A 34 20 VIEW
1st Sep 2006 114
W
14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 12 VIEW
9th Sep 2006 115
W
12 Leeds Rhinos SL H 54 18 VIEW
17th Sep 2006 116
W
13 Warrington Wolves SL A 38 30 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 117
W
14 Hull FC SLPOQF H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 118
W
14 Hull FC SLGF N 26 4 VIEW
28th Jan 2007 --
W
12 Leigh Centurions* Fr H 40 10 1 VIEW
4th Feb 2007 119
W
11 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 120
L
11 Harlequins RL SL H 6 14 VIEW
18th Feb 2007 121
L
12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 29 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 2007 122
W
12 Brisbane Broncos WCC N 18 14 VIEW
9th Mar 2007 123
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL A 48 12 1 VIEW
17th Mar 2007 124
L
12 Hull FC SL A 12 24 VIEW
23rd Mar 2007 125
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 42 14 VIEW
30th Mar 2007 126
W
12 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 H 78 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2007 127
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007 128
W
12 Salford City Reds SL H 48 4 2 VIEW
13th Apr 2007 129
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL H 53 10 VIEW
21st Apr 2007 130
L
11 Leeds Rhinos SL A 19 38 VIEW
29th Apr 2007 131
W
11 Harlequins RL SL A 44 6 VIEW
17th Jun 2007 132
W
17 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 40 0 VIEW
30th Jun 2007 133
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL H 54 4 VIEW
6th Jul 2007 134
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007 135
L
12 Bradford Bulls SL A 4 10 VIEW
20th Jul 2007 136
W
11 Wigan Warriors SL H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007 137
W
12 Bradford Bulls CCCSF N 35 14 1 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007 138
W
12 Hull FC SL H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007 139
L
11 Catalans Dragons SL A 0 21 VIEW
17th Aug 2007 140
W
11 Salford City Reds SL A 32 20 VIEW
25th Aug 2007 141
W
12 Catalans Dragons CCCF N 30 8 VIEW
7th Sep 2007 142
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007 143
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL A 12 20 VIEW
28th Sep 2007 144
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 10 8 VIEW
13th Oct 2007 145
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 6 33 VIEW
2nd Feb 2008 --
W
28 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 38 22 VIEW
10th Feb 2008 146
L
15 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 22 24 VIEW
15th Feb 2008 147
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL H 30 22 VIEW
22nd Feb 2008 148
W
13 Bradford Bulls SL A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Mar 2008 149
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 30 VIEW
7th Mar 2008 150
W
16 Hull FC SL H 30 29 VIEW
15th Mar 2008 151
L
12 Catalans Dragons SL A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008 152
W
15 Wigan Warriors SL H 46 10 VIEW
24th Mar 2008 153
L
15 Huddersfield Giants SL A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008 154
L
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2008 155
L
15 Castleford Tigers SL A 24 30 VIEW
11th Apr 2008 156
W
15 Harlequins RL SL H 58 12 VIEW
20th Apr 2008 157
W
12 London Skolars CCC4 H 56 0 VIEW
4th May 2008 158
W
15 Wigan Warriors SL N 57 16 VIEW
17th May 2008 159
W
15 Catalans Dragons SL H 28 10 VIEW
25th May 2008 160
W
15 Hull FC SL A 16 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 2010 --
W
25 Halifax* Fr H 38 18 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 128 | LOSSES : 47 | DRAWS : 3

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