Trevor Hall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
24-02-1905
N/A
08-12-1934
New Zealand
31-08-1929 v Widnes
Barrow
1936- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1934-1935
130 (0)
25
0
0
75

BIOGRAPHY

Trevor Hall by Alex Service

Second rower or loose forward Trevor Hall arrived at St.Helens in a blaze of publicity just before the start of the 1929-30 season, with two other New Zealand-born players, Lou Hutt and Roy Hardgrave. They helped the Saints to become a real force during the campaign and the team reached Wembley only to be beaten by un-fancied Widnes. Yet before the semi-final there was controversy when the three overseas players went on strike because they had not got the jobs they were promised when they first joined the club. Fortunately matters were resolved and the team beat Wigan in a famous replayed semi-final at Leigh and marched to Wembley in fine style.

Trevor did tend to pick up more than his fair share of injuries with St.Helens and at one time Trevor went home to New Zealand at one stage thinking that his football days were over. Yet he returned to the fray after one season and he became an international rugby league player both in England and back home.
A powerful and versatile forward, Trevor became Rochdale Hornets Team Manager in the 1937-38 season and later became a licensee in the town. He returned to New Zealand at the end of the Second World War.

There is an update to the initial information provided here. We are indebted to Kevin McSweeney, a close friend of Trevor’s family, who has helped us to build a much bigger picture of Trevor and his family background. Kevin visited St. Helens in August 2010 and to Knowsley Road in particular: “It was a shame that it was raining, but this would no doubt be typical of the weather that Trevor would have played in,” he reflects. “It reminded me of winter conditions in New Zealand. It was an overwhelming thrill for me not only to see the ground itself but also to realise that I was actually seeing where Trevor would have been many years ago. Trevor was certainly associated with the great players of rugby league while he was with St. Helens.”

Trevor was born on 24th February 1905 in Cambridge, New Zealand. His father, Thomas and mother, Mary, both came from Britain. Thomas was a farmer and two years after Trevor was born, he was killed in a tragic accident on his farm, when he fell off his wagon and was crushed by the wheels. “The copy of the death certificate of his father indicates that there were 9 children still living in the family,” reveals Kevin. “Trevor was two years old. A brother had died earlier.”

Trevor married Kathleen, who pre-deceased him. His death certificate tells us that he died on 15th November 1961, aged 56, as a result of a cerebral haemorrhage, although other illness had also been a factor. Described as a salesman, he lived at 19, Liverpool Street, Papakura, where he was eventually buried.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1929~3012 0 0 46
1930~31 2 0 0 17
1931~322 0 0 12
1934~351 0 0 21
1935~36 8 0 0 34
TOTALS:25 0 0 130
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1929~30 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
31st Aug 1929 L 11 Widnes L 1929~30 H 0 3 V
4th Sep 1929 L 11 Leeds L 1929~30 A 5 7 V
7th Sep 1929 W 11 Widnes L 1929~30 A 21 8 V
14th Sep 1929 D 11 Hunslet L 1929~30 H 8 8 1 V
19th Sep 1929 W 11 Leeds L 1929~30 H 22 7 1 V
22nd Sep 1929 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1929~30 A 11 7 1 V
24th Sep 1929 W 11 Oldham L 1929~30 H 20 13 V
2nd Oct 1929 L 11 Hull L 1929~30 A 5 8 V
5th Oct 1929 L 11 Halifax L 1929~30 A 13 19 V
12th Oct 1929 W 11 Broughton Rangers LC1 1929~30 A 10 9 V
19th Oct 1929 W 13 Salford L 1929~30 H 18 12 V
23rd Oct 1929 D 13 Salford LC2 1929~30 H 8 8 V
30th Oct 1929 L 11 Salford LC2(rep) 1929~30 A 3 13 V
2nd Nov 1929 W 11 Broughton Rangers L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
9th Nov 1929 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 H 24 5 V
16th Nov 1929 D 13 Australia Tour 1929~30 H 18 18 V
23rd Nov 1929 L 13 Leigh L 1929~30 A 3 5 V
30th Nov 1929 W 12 York L 1929~30 A 18 5 V
7th Dec 1929 W 12 Wigan Highfield L 1929~30 H 8 0 1 V
14th Dec 1929 W 12 Barrow L 1929~30 A 12 2 V
21st Dec 1929 W 12 Barrow L 1929~30 H 19 6 1 V
25th Dec 1929 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1929~30 H 8 3 V
26th Dec 1929 W 12 Wigan L 1929~30 H 14 5 1 V
28th Dec 1929 L 12 Castleford L 1929~30 A 0 5 V
1st Jan 1930 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1929~30 A 0 3 V
18th Jan 1930 L 11 Warrington L 1929~30 A 5 22 V
25th Jan 1930 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1929~30 H 32 5 1 V
1st Feb 1930 W 11 Wigan Highfield L 1929~30 A 22 0 V
8th Feb 1930 W 11 St. Helens Recs CC1 1929~30 H 9 7 V
15th Feb 1930 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 A 16 5 1 V
22nd Feb 1930 W 11 Leeds CC2 1929~30 A 18 5 2 V
1st Mar 1930 W 11 Leigh L 1929~30 H 23 2 1 V
8th Mar 1930 W 12 Hunslet CC3 1929~30 H 22 7 V
15th Mar 1930 L 11 Salford L 1929~30 A 2 11 V
22nd Mar 1930 W 11 Hull L 1929~30 H 23 4 V
29th Mar 1930 D 11 Wigan CCSF 1929~30 N 5 5 V
2nd Apr 1930 W 11 Wigan CCSF(rep) 1929~30 N 22 10 V
9th Apr 1930 W 11 Swinton L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
12th Apr 1930 W 11 Batley L 1929~30 H 19 3 V
14th Apr 1930 W 11 Warrington L 1929~30 H 23 15 V
18th Apr 1930 W 13 Wigan L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
19th Apr 1930 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1929~30 H 31 17 1 V
21st Apr 1930 W 11 York L 1929~30 H 29 0 V
22nd Apr 1930 W 11 Swinton L 1929~30 H 8 4 V
26th Apr 1930 L 11 Leeds ChSF 1929~30 H 6 10 V
3rd May 1930 L 11 Widnes CCF 1929~30 N 3 10 V
10th May 1930 W 11 Wigan * Fr 1929~30 L 21 14 V
6th Sep 1930 L 11 Widnes L 1930~31 H 5 9 V
10th Sep 1930 L 11 Salford L 1930~31 A 5 11 V
13th Sep 1930 L 11 Swinton L 1930~31 A 3 12 V
20th Sep 1930 W 11 Warrington L 1930~31 H 18 12 V
1st Nov 1930 W 12 Bramley L 1930~31 H 34 14 V
8th Nov 1930 W 11 Huddersfield L 1930~31 A 10 5 V
15th Nov 1930 W 11 Salford L 1930~31 H 7 0 V
22nd Nov 1930 W 11 Barrow L 1930~31 A 7 4 V
29th Nov 1930 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1930~31 H 33 15 V
6th Dec 1930 W 11 Wigan Highfield L 1930~31 A 10 7 V
13th Dec 1930 W 11 Oldham L 1930~31 H 7 2 V
20th Dec 1930 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1930~31 A 9 2 V
25th Dec 1930 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1930~31 H 7 6 1 V
26th Dec 1930 L 11 Wigan L 1930~31 H 2 23 V
27th Dec 1930 L 4 Leeds L 1930~31 A 0 23 V
21st Mar 1931 W 13 Leigh L 1930~31 H 23 3 1 V
3rd Apr 1931 L 13 Wigan L 1930~31 A 2 5 V
19th Sep 1931 L 13 Huddersfield L 1931~32 A 2 5 V
26th Sep 1931 W 13 Dewsbury L 1931~32 H 49 0 V
3rd Oct 1931 L 13 Oldham L 1931~32 A 13 16 V
10th Oct 1931 L 13 Salford LC1 1931~32 A 5 16 V
17th Oct 1931 W 11 Oldham L 1931~32 H 31 17 2 V
24th Oct 1931 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1931~32 A 12 24 V
31st Oct 1931 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1931~32 H 35 5 V
26th Dec 1931 W 12 Wigan L 1931~32 H 10 4 V
1st Jan 1932 D 13 St. Helens Recs L 1931~32 H 7 7 V
2nd Jan 1932 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1931~32 A 5 3 V
9th Jan 1932 W 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1931~32 H 11 2 V
30th Jan 1932 W 13 Swinton L 1931~32 A 8 7 V
8th Dec 1934 W 12 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 V
15th Dec 1934 W 12 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 V
22nd Dec 1934 L 12 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1934 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 V
26th Dec 1934 W 12 Wigan L 1934~35 H 5 3 V
29th Dec 1934 W 12 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 A 4 3 V
1st Jan 1935 D 12 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 A 2 2 V
5th Jan 1935 L 12 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 V
12th Jan 1935 L 12 Hull L 1934~35 A 7 17 V
2nd Feb 1935 D 11 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
9th Feb 1935 L 11 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 V
16th Feb 1935 L 13 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 1 V
2nd Mar 1935 L 13 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 V
9th Mar 1935 L 13 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 V
16th Mar 1935 L 13 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 V
23rd Mar 1935 L 13 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 V
30th Mar 1935 W 13 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 V
6th Apr 1935 W 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 V
13th Apr 1935 D 13 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
19th Apr 1935 L 13 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 V
23rd Apr 1935 W 13 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 V
31st Aug 1935 L 12 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 V
7th Sep 1935 L 12 Widnes L 1935~36 A 6 8 V
11th Sep 1935 W 12 Streatham & Mitcham LC1 1935~36 H 10 7 V
25th Sep 1935 D 12 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 V
30th Sep 1935 W 12 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 V
2nd Oct 1935 W 12 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 V
5th Oct 1935 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 V
9th Oct 1935 L 12 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 V
23rd Oct 1935 W 12 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 V
2nd Nov 1935 L 12 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 V
9th Nov 1935 L 13 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 1 V
16th Nov 1935 W 13 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 V
23rd Nov 1935 W 13 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 1 V
30th Nov 1935 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 A 13 10 1 V
7th Dec 1935 W 13 Oldham L 1935~36 H 12 4 V
14th Dec 1935 L 13 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 A 6 18 V
26th Dec 1935 L 12 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 V
28th Dec 1935 D 13 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
4th Jan 1936 L 13 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 V
11th Jan 1936 L 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 V
25th Jan 1936 L 13 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 V
1st Feb 1936 W 13 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 2 V
8th Feb 1936 L 11 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 V
15th Feb 1936 L 11 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 2 V
20th Feb 1936 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 V
22nd Feb 1936 L 13 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 V
29th Feb 1936 L 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 1 V
14th Mar 1936 L 13 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 V
28th Mar 1936 W 11 Streatham & Mitcham L 1935~36 H 22 11 V
4th Apr 1936 L 11 Salford L 1935~36 A 7 21 V
10th Apr 1936 L 11 Wigan L 1935~36 A 0 14 V
11th Apr 1936 L 11 Warrington L 1935~36 H 5 10 V
13th Apr 1936 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 V
20th Apr 1936 L 13 Barrow L 1935~36 A 7 19 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 129 OTHER 1 = 130
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 130
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