Lee Briers

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
14-06-1978
N/A
01-07-1994
St. Helens Crusaders ARL
23-02-1997 v Hull
Sheffield Eagles
1997- Warrington Wolves
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1997-1997
6 (0)
1
24
0
52

BIOGRAPHY

Lee Briers by Alex Service

A local lad, who came up via the Academy system at Knowsley Road, Lee showed from a very early age that he possessed a great rugby brain, which helped him to organise other players on the field from his role as a scrum-half. His big break came after the Challenge Cup tie against Wigan at Knowsley Road in 1997, when Bobbie Goulding faced an eight-match suspension after a fierce challenge against Neil Cowie. Lee took his place at seven and helped the Saints to reach Wembley for a second successive year, against Bradford Bulls. He was outstanding in the semi-final against Salford Reds at Central Park, Wigan, when the Saints blitzed their opponents by 50-20, including hat-tricks from Alan Hunte and Anthony Sullivan. Yet Goulding returned for the Wembley showpiece and in April, young Briers was transferred to Warrington for 65,000. The Saints duly signed Sean Long from Widnes in June for 80,000 to solve their subsequent lack of cover in the halves.

Lee certainly became an idol of the Warrington fans, with his wily tactical approach, superb hands and astute kicking game. He enjoyed a well-deserved Testimonial with the Warrington club. In the twilight of his career, Lee was on hand when Warrington won three Challenge Cup Finals in four years between 2009 and 2012 including one Lance Todd Trophy performance from the man himself..

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
19971 24 2 6
TOTALS:1 24 2 6
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
19961101
19970001
TOTALS:1102

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Dec 1996 L 7 Wigan* Fr Norweb Challenge 1996 A 22 32 1 1 V
24th Jan 1997 L 15 Leeds Rhinos* Fr 1997 H 30 36 V
23rd Feb 1997 W 7 Hull SCCC5 1997 H 54 8 1 5 V
9th Mar 1997 W 7 Keighley Cougars SCCC6 1997 A 24 0 2 V
16th Mar 1997 W 7 London Broncos SL 1997 A 28 24 4 V
22nd Mar 1997 W 7 Salford Reds SCCCSF 1997 N 50 20 6 V
28th Mar 1997 W 7 Wigan Warriors SL 1997 A 22 10 3 2 V
31st Mar 1997 W 7 Sheffield Eagles SL 1997 H 32 12 4 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 4 OTHER 2 = 6
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 6

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