Billy French

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
19-05-1916
N/A
07-09-1943
Unknown.
04-09-1943 v Keighley
Leigh
1946- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1943-1946
62 (0)
8
2
0
28

BIOGRAPHY

William French, known as Billy was born on 19 May 1916. Unfortunately his career was on hold due to the war years. A tough, durable scrum-half, Billy was a lad from the Lowe House area of St. Helens. He first joined Saints in 1942 playing his first game against Keighley. Sadly he died on 11th Feb. 1988 after being involved with the Saints Past Players Association.

Before joining Saints he represented Lancashire as an amateur and was an amateur international for England v France in 1938

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 3 0 0 14
1944~45 3 2 0 15
1945~462 0 0 32
1946~470 0 0 1
TOTALS:8 2 0 62
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Sep 1943 L 7 Keighley WEL 1943~44 H 17 23 V
11th Sep 1943 L 7 Leeds WEL 1943~44 H 5 28 V
18th Sep 1943 L 7 Dewsbury WEL 1943~44 A 16 46 1 V
16th Oct 1943 L 7 Wigan YC1(1) 1943~44 H 9 14 V
23rd Oct 1943 L 7 Wigan YC1(2) 1943~44 A 10 20 V
30th Oct 1943 L 7 Oldham WEL 1943~44 A 8 10 1 V
6th Nov 1943 L 7 Batley WEL 1943~44 A 8 16 V
13th Nov 1943 L 7 Leeds WEL 1943~44 A 0 36 V
27th Nov 1943 L 6 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1943~44 A 0 15 V
27th Dec 1943 L 7 Wigan WEL 1943~44 H 2 7 V
5th Feb 1944 L 7 Wigan * Fr 1943~44 A 5 51 V
12th Feb 1944 W 7 Batley WEL 1943~44 H 13 8 1 V
19th Feb 1944 L 7 Halifax WEL 1943~44 H 9 16 V
4th Mar 1944 L 7 Huddersfield WEL 1943~44 H 6 19 V
11th Mar 1944 L 7 Dewsbury CC1(1) 1943~44 A 7 43 V
2nd Sep 1944 D 7 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 H 5 5 V
16th Sep 1944 L 7 Castleford WEL 1944~45 A 11 26 1 V
23rd Sep 1944 W 7 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 V
30th Sep 1944 L 7 Halifax WEL 1944~45 H 7 21 V
7th Oct 1944 L 7 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 A 2 31 1 V
18th Nov 1944 L 7 Keighley WEL 1944~45 A 8 15 V
25th Nov 1944 L 7 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 V
9th Dec 1944 W 7 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 V
25th Dec 1944 L 6 Wigan WEL 1944~45 A 5 20 V
17th Feb 1945 L 7 Barrow WEL 1944~45 H 8 24 1 V
24th Feb 1945 L 7 Leeds WEL 1944~45 A 14 20 1 V
3rd Mar 1945 L 7 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 A 7 36 V
10th Mar 1945 L 7 Oldham WEL 1944~45 H 10 21 1 V
24th Mar 1945 L 7 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1944~45 A 13 34 V
7th Apr 1945 L 7 Bradford Northern WEL 1944~45 A 0 22 V
25th Aug 1945 L 7 Widnes L 1945~46 A 8 20 V
1st Sep 1945 L 7 Widnes L 1945~46 H 2 7 V
8th Sep 1945 W 7 Oldham L 1945~46 A 23 15 V
15th Sep 1945 W 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 V
22nd Sep 1945 L 7 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 V
6th Oct 1945 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 A 11 4 V
13th Oct 1945 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 H 21 0 V
17th Oct 1945 L 7 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 V
20th Oct 1945 W 7 Hunslet L 1945~46 H 15 12 V
27th Oct 1945 L 7 Barrow L 1945~46 A 13 23 1 V
10th Nov 1945 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 V
17th Nov 1945 L 7 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 V
1st Dec 1945 L 7 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 V
8th Dec 1945 W 7 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 V
22nd Dec 1945 L 7 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 V
25th Dec 1945 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 A 26 3 V
26th Dec 1945 L 7 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 V
29th Dec 1945 L 7 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 V
1st Jan 1946 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 H 16 8 V
12th Jan 1946 L 7 Salford L 1945~46 H 6 13 V
26th Jan 1946 L 7 Batley L 1945~46 A 0 15 V
2nd Feb 1946 W 7 Swinton L 1945~46 H 7 5 V
9th Feb 1946 L 7 Castleford CC1(1) 1945~46 A 4 10 V
16th Feb 1946 W 7 Castleford CC1(2) 1945~46 H 14 5 V
23rd Feb 1946 L 7 Warrington L 1945~46 H 10 17 V
2nd Mar 1946 L 7 Workington Town CC2 1945~46 H 6 13 V
9th Mar 1946 W 7 Halifax L 1945~46 H 13 0 V
23rd Mar 1946 L 7 Halifax L 1945~46 A 11 21 V
30th Mar 1946 L 7 Barrow L 1945~46 H 22 30 1 V
6th Apr 1946 L 7 York L 1945~46 A 14 33 V
10th Apr 1946 L 7 Salford L 1945~46 A 5 6 V
13th Apr 1946 L 7 Oldham L 1945~46 H 9 14 V
28th Sep 1946 L 7 Leigh L 1946~47 H 7 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 61 OTHER 1 = 62
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 62
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