Job Chapman

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1871
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
03-09-1898 v Widnes
Widnes
1901-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1898-1900
40 (0)
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Job Chapman by Alex Service

Sometimes known as John, he was a forward who played for the Saints from 1898 to 1901. He made his debut against Widnes in a 0-6 defeat in the first game of the 1898-99 season and his last match for the club was also against the same opponents. On 15th April 1901, Saints had to play against Widnes in a special play-off match at Warrington to decide who would end up with the dreaded wooden spoon. Both had twelve points apiece, although fortunately it was St. Helens who triumphed 3-0, with Cumbrian winger Bob Doherty getting the winning try.

Job made his First Team debut relatively late. He would have been approaching his late twenties then and it is thought that he may well have turned out for local rivals St. Helens Recreation beforehand. Players did tend to alternate between the two during their careers, so this is not uncommon. Job Chapman was born in St. Helens, which is backed up from the 1901 census. He lived in a house in Hope Street, next to Peter Street in the town centre that belonged to his in-laws. He was 30 years old and his wife Hannah was 26. His occupation is listed as a labourer at the Sheet Glassworks, which once again would suggest links with the famous Recs at some stage. Further research indicates that Job passed away at the age of 76 in 1947 and is buried in the Town Cemetery. The entry on the website lists him as John however. His wife, Hannah died in 1950 also at the age of 76.

If anyone has any further information about Job and his rugby career in particular, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~992 0 0 15
1899~00 0 0 0 15
1900~01 0 0 0 10
TOTALS:2 0 0 40
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~99 0003
1899~00 0003
1900~01 0001
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
1st Sep 1898 W 12 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 V
3rd Sep 1898 L 11 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 V
10th Sep 1898 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 V
17th Sep 1898 L 11 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
24th Sep 1898 W 11 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 V
1st Oct 1898 W 11 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 V
8th Oct 1898 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 11 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
3rd Dec 1898 W 15 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 V
18th Mar 1899 W 11 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 1 V
22nd Mar 1899 W 14 Kendal * Fr 1898~99 A 5 3 V
25th Mar 1899 D 11 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 V
29th Mar 1899 D 11 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 V
31st Mar 1899 W 11 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 V
1st Apr 1899 L 11 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 V
8th Apr 1899 W 11 Morecambe L 1898~99 H 7 2 V
15th Apr 1899 L 11 Runcorn L 1898~99 A 8 11 V
20th Apr 1899 W 11 Stockport L 1898~99 H 13 10 1 V
2nd Sep 1899 D 11 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 V
9th Sep 1899 L 11 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 V
16th Sep 1899 W 14 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 V
30th Sep 1899 W 8 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 V
14th Oct 1899 W 8 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 V
28th Oct 1899 L 11 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 V
4th Nov 1899 W 11 Wigan L 1899~00 A 6 0 V
11th Nov 1899 W 13 Salford L 1899~00 H 8 6 V
2nd Dec 1899 W 11 Tyldesley L 1899~00 H 26 3 V
23rd Dec 1899 W 11 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 V
25th Dec 1899 W 11 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1899 L 11 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 V
6th Jan 1900 D 11 Swinton L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
13th Jan 1900 W 11 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 V
20th Jan 1900 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 V
27th Jan 1900 W 8 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 V
13th Apr 1900 L 11 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 V
14th Apr 1900 W 11 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 V
27th Oct 1900 L 9 Millom L 1900~01 H 2 4 V
3rd Nov 1900 W 9 Wigan BTC1 1900~01 A 7 0 V
1st Jan 1901 W 8 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 H 11 3 V
5th Jan 1901 L 14 Barrow L 1900~01 A 5 14 V
12th Jan 1901 L 13 Leigh L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
26th Jan 1901 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 V
2nd Mar 1901 W 10 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 V
13th Mar 1901 W 12 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 V
16th Mar 1901 L 12 Swinton L 1900~01 A 2 19 V
6th Apr 1901 L 9 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 V
15th Apr 1901 W 12 Widnes LPO 1900~01 N 3 0 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 33 OTHER 7 = 40
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 40
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