Leslie Gordon Cowie (17 May 1925 – rugby league footballer, a fine lock forward for the champion South Sydney Rabbitohs teams of the 1950s and an Australian national representative. In 1994 He received an Medal of the Order of Australia For service to Rugby League foot- ball.20 May 1995) was an Australian
|Full name||Leslie Gordon Cowie|
|Born||17 May 1925|
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
|Died||20 May 1995 (aged 70)|
Pagewood, New South Wales, Australia
Nicknamed "Chicka", Cowie debuted with Souths in 1947. Cowie's career with South Sydney Rabbitohs stretched from 1947 to 1957, during which he played in five premiership winning teams. In all he played 178 first grade games for Souths.
Cowie made six Test appearances for the Australian national representative side.
He toured with the Kangaroos to Great Britain in 1948-49, playing 20 tour matches and scoring 10 tries. He also toured New Zealand with the Kangaroos in 1949 playing in two tests against the Kiwis, six other tour matches and scoring five tries.
- Andrews, Malcolm. The ABC of Rugby League. Australia: ABC Books, 2006.