Darren Britt

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-10-1969
N/A
11-06-2001
Canterbury Bulldogs- Aus
10-02-2002 v Oldham
Hull FC
2003- Retired due to injury
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2002-2003
51 (0)
4
0
0
16

BIOGRAPHY

Darren Britt by Dave Dooley:

Darren came to the Saints for the commencement of the 2002 campaign. He soon proved to be a rugged customer with barnstorming runs and the ability to offload as he was being tackled. Darren played in 27 matches in his first season despite carrying a leg injury throughout the campaign. At the start of the 2003 season Darren reported in with a clean bill of health and led the pack brilliantly in the first encounters earning much praise from his coach, fellow players and the supporters. His direct straight running proved vital in providing a `go forward` platform for Saints` classy backs.

Darren was born on the 9th.of October 1969 in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. He became a legendary member of the Canterbury Bulldogs pack renowned as the toughest set of six in the Australian competition. In 170 matches for the Bulldogs Darren scored 10 tries. His fine form led to five caps for Australia from 1998-1999. In the 2001 campaign for the Sydney Bulldogs Darren played 23 times and was rated as the form front rower in the competition.

He made his debut for the Saints in horrendous weather conditions as Saints defeated Oldham by 40 points to 6 in a far from sunny Stalybridge. His first try for the Club came on the 1st. of June, 2002 at the Willows when Saints defeated Salford by 28 points to 24. His other touchdown in his first season was in the 34 points to 26 home defeat of Bradford Bulls which had a great bearing on Saints finishing top of the league. His reward was a Grand Final winners ring as Saints defeated Bradford Bulls in one of the greatest finales to any Rugby League match ever played.

In the 2003 season Darren was on fire. A supreme offload helped Paul Sculthorpe score a sensational try in the home league thrashing of Castleford. The Willows proved a happy hunting ground for Darren as he scored a try in the 54 points to six demolition of Salford in the Quarter Final of the Challenge Cup on the 16th. of March.

Darren continued in great form and it seemed that Saints would come out on top if Darren was leading from the front. He was instrumental in the mid season recovery that resulted in Saints winning 8 successive matches to climb the league ladder into fourth position. However, a clash of heads just 50 seconds into the home game against Hull on the 9th. of August, 2003 resulted in a season and career ending facial injury. It was a particularly sad way to end a great career as the Saints form seemed to indicate another Grand Final was there for the taking. A week later when the news had filtered through to the fans, Darren received a thunderous reception before the Saints` home league game against Castleford. In the 2003 season Darren played 24 matches and scored two tries. In his two seasons at the Saints Darren Britt played in 51 matches scoring four tries and leading the pack as Saints rolled over team after team in their golden Super League era.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2002 2 0 0 27
2003 2 0 0 24
TOTALS:4 0 0 51
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20020001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
28th Jan 2002 W 8 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2002 H 24 10 V
10th Feb 2002 W 8 Oldham KNGCC4 2002 A 40 6 V
23rd Feb 2002 W 8 Warrington Wolves KNGCC5 2002 A 36 14 V
2nd Mar 2002 W 8 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 A 15 14 V
8th Mar 2002 W 8 Salford Reds SL 2002 H 34 2 V
17th Mar 2002 W 8 Halifax Blue Sox KNGCC6 2002 A 26 20 V
1st Apr 2002 W 8 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 H 19 0 V
14th Apr 2002 W 8 Leeds Rhinos KNGCCSF 2002 N 42 16 V
27th Apr 2002 L 8 Wigan Warriors KNGCCF 2002 N 12 21 V
3rd May 2002 W 8 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 38 6 V
7th May 2002 L 8 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 A 22 36 V
24th May 2002 W 8 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 H 56 6 V
1st Jun 2002 W 8 Salford Reds SL 2002 A 28 24 1 V
7th Jun 2002 W 8 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 A 41 14 V
21st Jun 2002 W 8 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 H 26 16 V
28th Jun 2002 W 8 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 H 34 26 1 V
4th Jul 2002 W 8 Hull SL 2002 A 32 30 V
19th Jul 2002 W 8 London Broncos SL 2002 H 22 14 V
26th Jul 2002 W 8 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 A 21 18 V
30th Jul 2002 L 8 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 22 V
16th Aug 2002 W 8 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 50 22 V
8th Sep 2002 L 8 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 48 V
13th Sep 2002 W 8 Hull SL 2002 H 64 10 V
22nd Sep 2002 W 8 London Broncos SL 2002 A 18 16 V
5th Oct 2002 L 8 Bradford Bulls SLQSF 2002 H 26 28 V
11th Oct 2002 W 8 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2002 H 24 8 V
19th Oct 2002 W 8 Bradford Bulls SLGF 2002 N 19 18 V
25th Oct 2002 L 8 New Zealand Tour 2002 H 26 38 V
8th Feb 2003 W 8 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 V
14th Feb 2003 L 8 Sydney City Roosters WCC 2003 N 0 38 V
21st Feb 2003 W 8 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 46 22 V
8th Mar 2003 W 8 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 22 4 V
16th Mar 2003 W 8 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 1 V
21st Mar 2003 W 8 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 V
30th Mar 2003 L 8 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 A 22 36 V
5th Apr 2003 L 8 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 H 16 24 V
12th Apr 2003 L 8 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 V
18th Apr 2003 L 8 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 A 22 24 V
21st Apr 2003 W 8 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 H 56 6 V
2nd May 2003 W 8 Halifax SL 2003 A 38 0 V
16th May 2003 W 8 London Broncos SL 2003 H 62 16 V
26th May 2003 L 8 Hull FC SL 2003 A 6 30 V
1st Jun 2003 D 8 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 A 30 30 V
6th Jun 2003 L 8 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 34 38 V
13th Jun 2003 L 8 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 14 20 V
20th Jun 2003 W 8 Halifax SL 2003 H 58 2 1 V
27th Jun 2003 W 8 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 A 35 0 V
4th Jul 2003 W 8 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 V
11th Jul 2003 W 8 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 V
18th Jul 2003 W 8 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 V
3rd Aug 2003 W 8 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 V
9th Aug 2003 W 8 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 50 OTHER 1 = 51
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 51

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