A KEIGHLEY Cougars player saw his glittering career honoured with a testimonial match which even saw his young son score.

Jake Webster was honoured with a testimonial match at Cougar Park on Saturday, which saw his All Stars team take on a Keighley Cougars All Stars side.

It was Cougars who pooped the party as they secured a 52-35 victory over Webster’s squad.


The pitch saw a host of Cougars and rugby league stars past and present take to the field. Current Cougars player Dane Chisholm lined up for the All Stars side along with Cougars head coach Rhys Lovegrove. Jake Webster himself also lined up for his All Stars team, as did former Bradford Bulls star Robbie Hunter-Paul.

Meanwhile, the Cougars line-up featured club legend James ‘Buster’ Feather and former Keighley player Ritchie Hawkyard.

All of the Cougars players wore the number six on their shirts in honour of Danny Jones. The Wales international collapsed and died at the age of 29 of an undiagnosed heart defect while playing for Keighley Cougars against London Skolars in May 2015.


Despite the big names on show the game might have unearthed a player for tomorrow.

Jake’s eldest son, Leo, aged five, went on an 80-metre run with eight minutes to go and scored a try, which he subsequently converted.

Rangi Chase, who plays for Rochdale Hornets, kicked off the game’s scoring for Jake Webster’s All Stars.

Further All Stars tries followed and Lovegrove was sin-binned in the 15th minute for dissent.

Ben Sagar got Cougars up and running with a try in the 15th minute. Liam Colbon answered back two minutes later with a try for Jake’s side and an 18-6 lead.


Danny Lawton scored an unconverted try for Cougars and Daley Williams’ try was converted for a narrow 18-16 lead for Jake’s men.

Andy Shickell’s try gave Cougars a 22-18 half-time lead.

Myles Tate extended Cougars’ advantage just after the interval with a converted try.

But Jake himself grabbed a try in the 44th minute to narrow the hosts’ lead to 28-24.

It was soon 28-28 as Chase’s try went unconverted.

Shickell and Stephenson fired Cougars tries in quick succession to make it 38-28.

After Jake’s team fired over a drop goal, Stephenson scored another try for 42-29.

Cougars completed their try scoring with two further scores for 52-29, including one for Will Cartledge, before Jake’s son scored the final try for the match late on.