Fred Higgins

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-11-1920
N/A
0-09-1944
Widnes (Guest)
02-09-1944 v Huddersfield
Keighley
1944- Widnes Guest
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1944-1944
14 (0)
1
1
0
5

BIOGRAPHY

Fred Higgins was a solid second rower who played 14 matches for the Saints between September and December 1944. He became a regular for the Chemics after World War Two. Indeed, Fred progressed to international status playing four matches for England and representing Great Britain in the early 1950s. Fred was inducted into the Widnes RLFC Hall of Fame. In his guesting role for the Saints he kicked a goal as part of a drawn match against Huddersfield on his debut. He also scored a try against Barrow in a Yorkshire Cup match. The notable second row forward was the younger brother of Jack and Alex Higgins, the latter being the Widnes and Great Britain stalwart of the 1930s. Fred passed away in 1995.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1944~45 1 1 0 14
TOTALS:1 1 0 14
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Sep 1944 D 12 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 H 5 5 1 V
16th Sep 1944 L 12 Castleford WEL 1944~45 A 11 26 V
23rd Sep 1944 W 12 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 V
30th Sep 1944 L 12 Halifax WEL 1944~45 H 7 21 V
7th Oct 1944 L 12 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 A 2 31 V
14th Oct 1944 W 12 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1944~45 H 18 3 V
21st Oct 1944 L 13 Barrow YC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 22 1 V
28th Oct 1944 L 11 Barrow YC1(2) 1944~45 A 8 21 V
11th Nov 1944 L 13 Leeds WEL 1944~45 H 3 23 V
18th Nov 1944 L 11 Keighley WEL 1944~45 A 8 15 V
25th Nov 1944 L 11 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 V
9th Dec 1944 W 11 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 V
26th Dec 1944 L 12 Wigan WEL AB 1944~45 H 3 12 V
30th Dec 1944 W 12 Keighley WEL 1944~45 H 10 0 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 14 OTHER 0 = 14
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 14
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