Shaun Allen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
23-09-1965
N/A
08-10-1982
Hare and Hounds ARL
11-09-1983 v Castleford
Bradford Northern
1989- Oldham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1983-1988
145 (53)
18
0
0
72

BIOGRAPHY

Shaun Allen by Dave Dooley:

This smooth running centre was signed from local amateur outfit Hare and Hounds ARL on the 8th of October, 1982. Shaun had knack of giving the perfect timely pass and was a very sound defender. He made his debut against Castleford on the 11th. of September 1983 in the 22 points to 10 home loss. Shaun scored his first try for the Saints in the match against Wakefield Trinity when the Saints went down by 31 points to 22 on January 8th, 1984. He went on to score another 3 tries that season including a brace against Oldham in a match when Shaun played on the wing.

The signing of Mal Meninga and Phil Veivers sent a tsunami of optimism through the town and filled the team with confidence for the 1984/5 campaign. Under the astute direction of coach Billy Benyon, Shaun and the Saints mounted their assault on the game`s prizes. Meninga`s presence inspired great confidence in the team and Shaun enjoyed his best ever season with the Saints. His first honour with the first team came in the momentous Lancashire Cup Final when a sparkling team performance defeated the old foe in their own backyard. Throughout the campaign he hardly missed a game scoring five tries in 36 appearances. In the last match of the campaign Shaun was substitute returned as Saints dominated Hull KR in the Premiership Final by 36 points to 16 at Elland Road. In the last move of the match Shaun was on hand to follow up a Neil Holding break and deliver a signature lobbed pass to Barrie Ledger. Shaun cheered with the rest of us as his wingman raced in for the final try unopposed.

Shaun operated in much the same vein the following season although Saints missed out on the silverware despite an extended unbeaten run in the league at the end of the season. For the 1986/7 campaign the Saints were blessed with talent in the centres. Shaun had to compete for places in the team with the likes of Paul Loughlin, Steve Halliwell, Mark Elia and Steve Bayliss. Opportunities were relatively few but Shaun occupied the substitutes bench on no less than 16 occasions as well as making 13 starts in the centre, second row and even loose forward. In this capacity he demonstrated his utility value to the team. It was the competition that robbed Shaun of a place in the 1987 Challenge Cup Final against Halifax.

The following season was virtually a wipeout for Shaun as his only two starts were at hooker and in the second row. He did return to the bench for the last four matches of the season. He watched his team-mates carry off the John Player Cup in February 1988. His last season with the club brought him more into contention with 6 starts and 8 appearances from the substitutes bench. His only try that campaign was against Widnes in the first round loss in the Lancashire Cup. Shaun`s final match in Saints` colours was against Bradford Northern on the 19th of February 1989 as Saints prevailed by 16 points to 12.

Shaun Allen`s career stretched six seasons over 145 appearances (92 starts and 53 substitute appearances) in which he scored 18 tries but set up many more for his wingers in red and white.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1983~84 4 0 0 27
1984~85 5 0 0 36
1985~86 5 0 0 33
1986~87 3 0 0 33
1987~88 0 0 0 8
1988~891 0 0 14
TOTALS:18 0 0 151
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830001
1983~843003
1984~853006
1985~86 1001
1986~870001
1987~881001
1988~890002
TOTALS:80015

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
22nd May 1983 D 17 Warrington* Fr Testimonial 1982~83 A 16 16 V
7th Aug 1983 W 16 Huyton* Fr Charity 1983~84 H 48 14 2 V
10th Aug 1983 W 16 Widnes * Fr Testimonial 1983~84 H 44 20 V
14th Aug 1983 W 17 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1983~84 A 32 10 1 V
11th Sep 1983 L 3 Castleford L 1983~84 H 10 22 V
14th Sep 1983 L 14 Warrington LC2 1983~84 H 26 30 V
18th Sep 1983 L 3 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 A 10 14 V
2nd Oct 1983 L 14 Oldham L 1983~84 A 6 32 V
30th Oct 1983 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 H 19 13 V
13th Nov 1983 L 3 Leigh L 1983~84 A 12 20 V
26th Dec 1983 L 3 Wigan L 1983~84 A 8 12 V
1st Jan 1984 L 3 Widnes L 1983~84 H 12 20 V
8th Jan 1984 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 A 22 31 1 V
11th Jan 1984 L 3 Hull L 1983~84 A 24 30 V
15th Jan 1984 W 3 Whitehaven L 1983~84 H 40 10 V
22nd Jan 1984 W 3 Fulham L 1983~84 A 30 0 V
5th Feb 1984 W 3 Salford L 1983~84 H 20 0 V
25th Feb 1984 W 3 Hull CC2 1983~84 H 24 14 V
4th Mar 1984 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 A 21 13 V
11th Mar 1984 L 15 Wigan CC3 1983~84 H 7 16 V
16th Mar 1984 W 15 Hull L 1983~84 H 22 10 V
20th Mar 1984 W 3 Warrington L 1983~84 H 37 25 V
25th Mar 1984 L 14 Castleford L 1983~84 A 22 26 1 V
1st Apr 1984 W 5 Oldham L 1983~84 H 31 20 2 V
6th Apr 1984 W 14 Leigh L 1983~84 H 37 12 V
10th Apr 1984 W 3 Leeds L 1983~84 H 20 10 V
15th Apr 1984 W 3 Whitehaven L 1983~84 A 27 21 V
20th Apr 1984 W 3 Wigan L 1983~84 H 20 13 V
23rd Apr 1984 D 14 Widnes L 1983~84 A 28 28 V
29th Apr 1984 W 3 Warrington PT1 1983~84 A 19 13 V
7th May 1984 L 3 Hull K.R. PTSF 1983~84 A 16 21 V
19th Aug 1984 W 16 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 V
26th Aug 1984 W 14 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 V
2nd Sep 1984 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 H 25 10 V
9th Sep 1984 W 3 Leeds L 1984~85 A 21 2 V
14th Sep 1984 W 3 Runcorn Highfield LC1 1984~85 H 58 14 2 V
23rd Sep 1984 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 V
26th Sep 1984 W 3 Barrow LC2 1984~85 A 26 10 V
30th Sep 1984 L 3 Bradford Northern L 1984~85 A 10 30 V
7th Oct 1984 W 3 Castleford L 1984~85 H 30 16 V
10th Oct 1984 W 3 Leigh LCSF 1984~85 H 31 10 V
14th Oct 1984 W 6 Hunslet L 1984~85 A 32 14 V
17th Oct 1984 W 3 Halifax L 1984~85 H 42 14 V
21st Oct 1984 W 3 Oldham L 1984~85 H 32 5 V
28th Oct 1984 W 3 Wigan LCF 1984~85 A 26 18 V
4th Nov 1984 W 3 Warrington L 1984~85 A 20 14 V
11th Nov 1984 W 3 Barrow L 1984~85 H 59 2 V
18th Nov 1984 W 3 Keighley JP1 1984~85 H 60 8 V
2nd Dec 1984 D 3 Bradford Northern JP2 1984~85 A 12 12 V
22nd Dec 1984 L 1 Halifax JP3 1984~85 H 8 14 V
26th Dec 1984 L 1 Wigan L 1984~85 H 22 30 V
30th Jan 1985 L 14 Castleford L 1984~85 A 12 30 V
3rd Feb 1985 W 3 Leigh L 1984~85 H 56 16 1 V
21st Feb 1985 L 3 Hull K.R. CC1 1984~85 H 3 8 V
24th Feb 1985 W 3 Barrow L 1984~85 A 31 16 V
3rd Mar 1985 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 A 14 13 V
8th Mar 1985 L 3 Oldham L 1984~85 A 18 20 V
10th Mar 1985 W 3 Workington Town L 1984~85 H 62 0 V
22nd Mar 1985 W 14 Hull L 1984~85 H 47 18 V
31st Mar 1985 W 3 Warrington L 1984~85 H 30 28 V
5th Apr 1985 W 3 Wigan L 1984~85 A 30 19 V
8th Apr 1985 W 14 Widnes L 1984~85 H 28 22 V
14th Apr 1985 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 H 30 14 V
17th Apr 1985 W 3 Hunslet L 1984~85 H 68 7 V
19th Apr 1985 W 3 Workington Town L 1984~85 A 42 13 V
21st Apr 1985 L 3 Leigh L 1984~85 A 26 30 V
27th Apr 1985 W 3 Widnes PT1 1984~85 H 26 2 1 V
7th May 1985 W 14 Wigan PTSF 1984~85 H 37 14 1 V
11th May 1985 W 14 Hull K.R. PTF 1984~85 N 36 16 V
26th May 1985 L 4 Canterbury* Fr Tour 1984~85 C 24 30 V
29th May 1985 L 3 Waikato* Fr Tour 1984~85 H 24 34 V
2nd Jun 1985 L 3 Manukau * Fr Tour 1984~85 A 10 26 V
3rd Jun 1985 W 6 Northland * Fr Tour 1984~85 W 42 12 3 V
25th Aug 1985 D 6 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup 1985~86 A 18 18 1 V
30th Aug 1985 W 4 Swinton L 1985~86 A 32 14 V
4th Sep 1985 W 4 Warrington L 1985~86 H 12 6 V
8th Sep 1985 W 4 York L 1985~86 H 30 8 V
15th Sep 1985 W 4 Carlisle LC1 1985~86 H 72 8 V
22nd Sep 1985 L 3 Leeds L 1985~86 A 8 21 V
25th Sep 1985 W 3 Whitehaven LC2 1985~86 H 26 8 V
29th Sep 1985 L 3 Hull L 1985~86 H 22 35 V
2nd Oct 1985 L 15 Wigan LCSF 1985~86 A 2 30 V
3rd Nov 1985 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 A 38 12 1 V
24th Nov 1985 W 3 Dewsbury JP1 1985~86 H 42 6 V
8th Dec 1985 D 14 Leeds L 1985~86 H 12 12 V
11th Dec 1985 W 14 Hull JP3 1985~86 H 57 14 V
15th Dec 1985 D 14 Hull L 1985~86 A 20 20 Y V
21st Dec 1985 L 14 Hull K.R. JPSF 1985~86 N 4 22 V
26th Dec 1985 L 4 Wigan L 1985~86 A 14 38 V
5th Jan 1986 L 13 Halifax L 1985~86 A 18 27 V
12th Jan 1986 L 13 Warrington L 1985~86 A 16 26 V
19th Jan 1986 L 13 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 V
2nd Feb 1986 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 H 44 14 1 V
2nd Mar 1986 W 14 Halifax L 1985~86 H 22 10 V
8th Mar 1986 L 14 Wigan CC2 1985~86 A 14 24 1 V
16th Mar 1986 W 14 York L 1985~86 A 18 11 V
19th Mar 1986 W 14 Salford L 1985~86 H 28 10 V
23rd Mar 1986 W 14 Dewsbury L 1985~86 A 18 12 V
28th Mar 1986 W 14 Wigan L 1985~86 H 18 13 V
31st Mar 1986 W 13 Widnes L 1985~86 A 16 6 V
2nd Apr 1986 W 13 Oldham L 1985~86 A 38 12 V
6th Apr 1986 W 13 Swinton L 1985~86 H 24 14 V
9th Apr 1986 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1985~86 A 22 13 V
13th Apr 1986 W 3 Salford L 1985~86 A 30 28 V
16th Apr 1986 W 3 Castleford L 1985~86 H 62 12 V
20th Apr 1986 W 3 Oldham L 1985~86 H 44 12 1 V
27th Apr 1986 L 3 Leeds PT1 1985~86 H 22 38 1 V
20th Aug 1986 W 3 Sheffield Eagles* Fr 1986~87 A 26 25 V
31st Aug 1986 W 14 Leigh L 1986~87 H 50 18 V
3rd Sep 1986 W 14 Salford L 1986~87 A 38 4 V
7th Sep 1986 W 14 Leeds L 1986~87 A 40 20 V
14th Sep 1986 W 14 Carlisle LC1 1986~87 H 112 0 V
21st Sep 1986 W 14 Halifax L 1986~87 H 38 16 Y V
24th Sep 1986 W 14 Warrington LC2 1986~87 H 19 15 V
28th Sep 1986 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 A 36 4 V
1st Oct 1986 L 14 Wigan LCSF 1986~87 A 16 22 Y V
5th Oct 1986 W 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 H 32 11 1 V
12th Oct 1986 W 14 Barrow L 1986~87 A 34 12 V
17th Oct 1986 W 14 Salford L 1986~87 H 32 14 V
2nd Nov 1986 L 14 Australia Tour 1986~87 H 8 32 V
9th Nov 1986 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1986~87 A 44 8 V
16th Nov 1986 W 14 Oldham L 1986~87 A 18 17 V
30th Nov 1986 W 3 Whitehaven JP1 1986~87 A 10 8 V
6th Dec 1986 W 3 Castleford JP2 1986~87 A 26 22 V
14th Dec 1986 L 3 Warrington JP3 1986~87 H 20 22 V
1st Jan 1987 L 14 Widnes L 1986~87 A 10 16 Y V
4th Jan 1987 L 13 Halifax L 1986~87 A 19 20 V
8th Feb 1987 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 A 30 6 V
22nd Feb 1987 W 14 Bradford Northern L 1986~87 H 40 14 1 V
4th Mar 1987 L 3 Castleford L 1986~87 A 10 12 V
17th Mar 1987 L 3 Hull L 1986~87 A 22 36 1 V
22nd Mar 1987 D 15 Warrington L 1986~87 A 17 17 V
25th Mar 1987 W 6 Leigh L 1986~87 A 16 8 V
29th Mar 1987 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 H 44 22 V
1st Apr 1987 L 12 Castleford L 1986~87 H 8 10 V
5th Apr 1987 W 14 Leeds L 1986~87 H 24 22 V
8th Apr 1987 W 6 Barrow L 1986~87 H 26 4 V
12th Apr 1987 L 4 Bradford Northern L 1986~87 A 4 18 V
17th Apr 1987 L 6 Wigan L 1986~87 A 12 42 V
20th Apr 1987 L 14 Widnes L 1986~87 H 24 30 Y V
10th May 1987 L 14 Warrington PTSF 1986~87 H 8 18 V
14th Aug 1987 W 14 Sheffield Eagles* Fr 1987~88 H 40 2 1 V
13th Sep 1987 L 11 Leigh LC1 1987~88 A 21 27 V
20th Mar 1988 W 14 Swinton L 1987~88 A 34 18 Y V
1st Apr 1988 L 15 Wigan L 1987~88 H 9 10 V
13th Apr 1988 W 9 Hull L 1987~88 A 20 8 V
17th Apr 1988 W 14 Swinton L 1987~88 H 52 4 V
24th Apr 1988 W 14 Castleford PT1 1987~88 H 40 8 V
8th May 1988 W 14 Bradford Northern PTSF 1987~88 H 24 10 V
15th May 1988 L 14 Widnes PTF 1987~88 N 14 38 V
14th Aug 1988 W 3 Widnes* Fr Charity 1988~89 H 28 16 V
21st Aug 1988 D 13 Past Players XIII* Fr Testimonial 1988~89 H 52 52 V
28th Aug 1988 W 15 Bradford Northern L 1988~89 H 23 16 V
4th Sep 1988 W 11 Warrington L 1988~89 A 25 14 V
11th Sep 1988 D 11 Castleford L 1988~89 H 14 14 V
18th Sep 1988 L 11 Widnes LC1 1988~89 A 24 32 1 V
25th Sep 1988 L 3 Leeds L 1988~89 A 0 32 V
2nd Oct 1988 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1988~89 H 30 14 V
9th Oct 1988 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1988~89 A 30 22 V
6th Nov 1988 W 15 Salford L 1988~89 H 30 14 V
13th Nov 1988 W 15 York JP1 1988~89 A 14 6 V
20th Nov 1988 L 15 Castleford L 1988~89 A 12 46 V
27th Nov 1988 W 11 Hull JP2 1988~89 H 16 13 V
13th Dec 1988 L 15 Hull L 1988~89 A 12 21 V
1st Jan 1989 L 15 Widnes L 1988~89 A 22 29 V
19th Feb 1989 W 15 Bradford Northern L 1988~89 A 16 12 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 130 OTHER 15 = 151
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 53 Subs) = 145

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