Ben Cockayne

Ben Cockayne

Player Details

ClubYork City Knights
Squad Number0

Recent Games Played

23/09/2018League 1York 32 - 14 Whitehaven
16/09/2018League 1Hemel 6 - 56 York
09/09/2018League 1York 10 - 6 Oldham
02/09/2018League 1Workington 14 - 18 York
19/08/2018League 1York 48 - 6 Hunslet


Cockayne was born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and played his early rugby league at local amateur side Normanton Knights. He had a short spell with Hunslet Hawks, making two appearances, before signing for Doncaster Rovers in 2006 on a trial basis. He made impressive performances for Doncaster, scoring 17 tries in 22 appearances for the club and was quickly snapped up by Hull Kingston Rovers. In his first season, Cockayne became a first team regular and the side were promoted to Super League at the end of the 2006 season, with Cockayne being second top try scorer in the squad. KR’s Super League debut saw Cockayne score the winning try in the dying minutes of the game against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. He went on to make 21 league appearances scoring three tries and went on to improve that record in 2008, scoring 10 tries over the season.  He went on to make another 57 appearances for the Humberside club between the 2009 and 2011 seasons. Cockayne was released by Hull KR during the 2011 season due to disciplinary matters and on July 20th it was announced that he had signed for Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers for the remainder of the season. He made a strong start for Rovers in his first game away at Batley Bulldogs which saw Featherstone win 24-18. His first try came on his home debut for the club the following week against Sheffield Eagles. In the remaining games of the season, he went on to score 9 tries for Fetherstone including scoring against Sheffield again in 40-4 Grand Final win over the Eagles in October. Cockayne won both the League Leaders’ Shield and the Championship Grand Final with Featherstone. Just 8 days after the Championship Grand Final, on October 10th 2011 it was announced that Cockayne would return to Super League after signing up with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a one year deal from the 2012 season.
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18/02/201815:00League 1York City Knights20 - 22Bradford Bulls
11/03/201815:00League 1Oldham RLFC22 - 24York City Knights
18/03/201815:00Challenge CupYork City Knights26 - 12Swinton Lions
25/03/201815:00League 1York City Knights26 - 12Keighley Cougars
30/03/201815:00League 1Doncaster RLFC14 - 16York City Knights
08/04/201815:00League 1Newcastle Thunder16 - 26York City Knights
15/04/201815:00League 1York City Knights66 - 6London Skolars
22/04/201815:00Challenge CupYork City Knights22 - 34Catalan Dragons
06/05/201815:00League 1Hunslet RLFC24 - 26York City Knights
12/05/201815:00League 1Coventry Bears18 - 58York City Knights
20/05/201815:00League 1York City Knights90 - 0Hemel Stags
27/05/201815:00League 1Whitehaven RLFC26 - 18York City Knights
10/06/201815:00League 1York City Knights40 - 8Workington Town
17/06/201814:30League 1North Wales Crusaders4 - 31York City Knights
24/06/201815:30League 1Keighley Cougars14 - 46York City Knights
01/07/201815:00League 1York City Knights24 - 6Newcastle Thunder
08/07/201815:00League 1York City Knights31 - 16Doncaster RLFC
14/07/201815:00League 1London Skolars20 - 22York City Knights
22/07/201815:00League 1Bradford Bulls28 - 30York City Knights
29/07/201815:00League 1York City Knights68 - 6Coventry Bears
05/08/201815:00League 1York City Knights30 - 0North Wales Crusaders
11/08/201815:00League 1West Wales Raiders RL0 - 130York City Knights
19/08/201815:00League 1York City Knights48 - 6Hunslet RLFC
02/09/201815:00League 1Workington Town14 - 18York City Knights
09/09/201815:00League 1York City Knights10 - 6Oldham RLFC
16/09/201814:00League 1Hemel Stags6 - 56York City Knights
23/09/201815:00League 1York City Knights32 - 14Whitehaven RLFC