Dai Harris

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-02-1879
N/A
01-1906
Wigan
20-01-1906 v Normanton
Swinton
1907- Struck Off
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1905-1906
15 (0)
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

Dai Harris by SHS

Dai Harris was signed by the Saints from Wigan and played his first match against Normanton on 21st January 1906. He had played an impressive 44 times for the Riversiders since signing from Treherbert RUFC in Wales. He played as a centre for Wigan and played in the first rugby league international for the Other Nationalities team against England at Central Park, a great honour indeed. He was also a blacksmith by trade.

When he joined Saints he played on the left wing. Dai made a successful debut, scoring two tries and his centre that afternoon was David Traynor. For the rest of the campaign, however, it was the Cumbrian Billy Hillen. He played 15 times for the First Team in his first season as a Saint.

Dai was not particularly well-built, but he could certainly shift when it was needed, as his achievements at Wigan testified. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, he only managed a further two matches for the Saints in 1906-07, before being struck off the Players Register.

If anyone can enlighten us as to Daiís post-Saints career, if any, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1905~06 4 0 0 13
1906~070 0 0 2
TOTALS:4 0 0 15
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Jan 1906 W 5 Normanton L 1905~06 H 28 3 2 V
27th Jan 1906 L 5 Oldham L 1905~06 A 2 12 V
3rd Feb 1906 L 5 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 V
10th Feb 1906 W 5 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 V
17th Feb 1906 L 5 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 V
24th Feb 1906 W 5 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
10th Mar 1906 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 1 V
17th Mar 1906 D 3 Swinton L 1905~06 H 0 0 V
24th Mar 1906 L 5 Leigh L 1905~06 H 8 15 V
31st Mar 1906 W 3 Normanton L 1905~06 A 9 5 1 V
13th Apr 1906 L 3 Wigan L 1905~06 A 6 37 V
16th Apr 1906 L 3 Warrington L 1905~06 H 0 8 V
21st Apr 1906 L 3 Hull L 1905~06 A 0 19 V
8th Sep 1906 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 H 27 6 V
6th Mar 1907 L 2 Swinton L 1906~07 A 11 14 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 15 OTHER 0 = 15
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 15
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