IF anyone has earned a bit of a rest on his birthday, it's Mike Cooper.

With The Wire down on troops, the homegrown prop, who celebrates his 32nd birthday today, has played almost every minute of their past two games against Castleford and Hull FC.

Head coach Steve Price hailed his 80-minute display against the Tigers as "one of the best front-row displays I've seen" and it came just six days after playing for 74 minutes against Hull.

As you can see by this video, though, he still had time for a joke even after his herculean effort...

Happy birthday, Coops!