Brett Clark

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1961
N/A
02-09-1986
Western Suburbs- Aus
03-09-1986 v Salford
Halifax
1987- St. George- Aus
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1986-1986
36 (0)
19
0
0
76

BIOGRAPHY

Brett Clarke by Alex Service

Although Brett Clark might not be classed as a ‘big name’ overseas signing by the Saints and there were many internationals coming over to play in the Old Dart at the time he was, nonetheless a brilliant capture, slotting in perfectly in the number six jumper. Brett was quick in both movement and thought, with excellent hands and was a brilliant tackler for his size. He could score tries too! From his debut, against Salford on 3rd September 1986 he played in 36 consecutive matches, as the Saints hunted league and cup honours. It was a great pity that the team itself, though blessed with tremendous attacking players like Brett’s half-back partner Neil Holding and wingers Barrie Ledger and Kevin McCormick, could not beat Wigan during the campaign. The Riversiders finished top of the league with 56 points from 30 matches; Saints came second with 41.

The Challenge Cup run provided the best chance for honours and Saints flew Brett over for the final, with the permission of his Australian club Wests, for the clash against Halifax’s Dad’s Army outfit. Unfortunately, the Yorkshiremen spoiled the party by pulling off a sensational 18-19 success and Brett had played his last match in the red vee of St.Helens. He stayed just for the season at Knowsley Road, but came back later to play for Oldham and Rochdale Hornets. After a spell at amateurs Mayfield, he had a last hurrah with Swinton before returning Down Under.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1986~8719 0 0 36
TOTALS:19 0 0 36
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Sep 1986 W 6 Salford L 1986~87 A 38 4 V
7th Sep 1986 W 6 Leeds L 1986~87 A 40 20 1 V
14th Sep 1986 W 6 Carlisle LC1 1986~87 H 112 0 1 V
21st Sep 1986 W 6 Halifax L 1986~87 H 38 16 1 V
24th Sep 1986 W 6 Warrington LC2 1986~87 H 19 15 V
28th Sep 1986 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 A 36 4 1 V
1st Oct 1986 L 6 Wigan LCSF 1986~87 A 16 22 V
5th Oct 1986 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 H 32 11 2 V
12th Oct 1986 W 6 Barrow L 1986~87 A 34 12 1 V
17th Oct 1986 W 6 Salford L 1986~87 H 32 14 1 V
2nd Nov 1986 L 6 Australia Tour 1986~87 H 8 32 V
9th Nov 1986 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1986~87 A 44 8 V
16th Nov 1986 W 6 Oldham L 1986~87 A 18 17 V
23rd Nov 1986 W 6 Hull L 1986~87 H 50 10 V
30th Nov 1986 W 6 Whitehaven JP1 1986~87 A 10 8 V
6th Dec 1986 W 6 Castleford JP2 1986~87 A 26 22 1 V
14th Dec 1986 L 6 Warrington JP3 1986~87 H 20 22 V
21st Dec 1986 W 6 Oldham L 1986~87 H 28 6 1 V
26th Dec 1986 L 6 Wigan L 1986~87 H 4 12 V
1st Jan 1987 L 6 Widnes L 1986~87 A 10 16 V
4th Jan 1987 L 6 Halifax L 1986~87 A 19 20 V
21st Jan 1987 W 6 Swinton CCP 1986~87 H 18 16 1 V
25th Jan 1987 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1986~87 H 43 14 V
5th Feb 1987 W 6 Dewsbury CC1 1986~87 A 48 12 1 V
8th Feb 1987 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 A 30 6 1 V
14th Feb 1987 W 6 Oldham CC2 1986~87 A 24 14 V
18th Feb 1987 W 6 Warrington L 1986~87 H 42 22 V
22nd Feb 1987 W 6 Bradford Northern L 1986~87 H 40 14 1 V
1st Mar 1987 W 6 Whitehaven CC3 1986~87 H 41 10 1 V
4th Mar 1987 L 6 Castleford L 1986~87 A 10 12 1 V
14th Mar 1987 W 6 Leigh CCSF 1986~87 N 14 8 V
17th Mar 1987 L 7 Hull L 1986~87 A 22 36 2 V
22nd Mar 1987 D 7 Warrington L 1986~87 A 17 17 V
25th Mar 1987 W 7 Leigh L 1986~87 A 16 8 1 V
29th Mar 1987 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 H 44 22 V
2nd May 1987 L 6 Halifax CCF 1986~87 N 18 19 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 36 OTHER 0 = 36
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 36

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