Fred Leyland

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1935
N/A
15-07-1958
St.Helens RUFC
20-12-1958 v Barrow
Warrington
1962- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1958-1962
55 (0)
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY

Fred Leyland by Alex Service

A tough front-rower, who could operate on either side of the scrum, Fred Leyland began his rugby career with the local St.Helens RUFC, where he had a county trial, before joining his home town Rugby League club. He made his debut in not the easiest of circumstances, away at Barrow on 20th December 1958, making up the front-row with fellow-prop Abe Terry and hooker Tom McKinney in a 7-5 victory for the Saints.
Although he was predominantly an A Team player in the early days, the 6ft 15 and a half stone Leyland sprang to prominence in the 1960-61 season, making 23 appearances, scoring 3 tries. He won a Lancashire Cup winners medal against Swinton at Central Park, Wigan in front of over 31,000 fans as Saints won 15-9. He missed the 1961 Challenge Cup final at the end of the campaign, however, with Cliff Watson chosen to partner Abe Terry and Bob Dagnall in the front row and he played his last match against Warrington in 1962. The main reason was that rugby was conflicting with his job in the Police. The Boardroom Minutes of the time talk of “frequent injury and subsequent absence from work” which forced his retirement, a great pity indeed. Fred made 55 appearances overall for the First Team, scoring 6 tries.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~590 0 0 1
1959~60 0 0 0 2
1960~613 0 0 22
1961~62 3 0 0 26
1962~630 0 0 4
TOTALS:6 0 0 55
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1962~630002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Dec 1958 W 10 Barrow L 1958~59 A 7 5 V
12th Dec 1959 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 A 40 4 V
19th Dec 1959 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 H 26 2 V
7th Sep 1960 W 10 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 V
10th Sep 1960 W 10 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 1 V
17th Sep 1960 W 10 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 V
21st Sep 1960 W 10 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 V
26th Sep 1960 W 10 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 V
15th Oct 1960 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 2 V
17th Oct 1960 W 10 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 V
22nd Oct 1960 W 8 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 V
29th Oct 1960 W 10 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 V
5th Nov 1960 W 10 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 V
24th Dec 1960 W 10 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
21st Jan 1961 W 10 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 V
4th Feb 1961 L 10 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 V
4th Mar 1961 W 8 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 V
11th Mar 1961 W 8 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 V
18th Mar 1961 W 8 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 V
21st Mar 1961 W 10 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 V
25th Mar 1961 W 10 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 V
27th Mar 1961 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 V
31st Mar 1961 L 10 Wigan L 1960~61 A 2 12 V
3rd Apr 1961 L 10 Swinton L 1960~61 H 3 10 V
25th Apr 1961 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 V
19th Aug 1961 W 8 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 1 V
26th Aug 1961 L 10 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 V
30th Aug 1961 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 H 10 5 V
2nd Sep 1961 W 12 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 1 V
9th Sep 1961 W 12 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 V
12th Sep 1961 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
16th Sep 1961 W 12 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 V
23rd Sep 1961 W 8 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 V
30th Sep 1961 L 8 Hull L 1961~62 H 22 25 V
7th Oct 1961 W 12 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 V
11th Nov 1961 W 8 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 V
18th Nov 1961 L 8 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 V
9th Dec 1961 L 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 A 10 12 V
16th Dec 1961 L 8 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 V
17th Mar 1962 L 8 Oldham L 1961~62 A 7 10 V
24th Mar 1962 W 8 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 V
31st Mar 1962 W 8 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 V
3rd Apr 1962 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 V
7th Apr 1962 W 8 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 V
9th Apr 1962 W 8 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 V
14th Apr 1962 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 V
20th Apr 1962 L 8 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 V
21st Apr 1962 W 8 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 1 V
23rd Apr 1962 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 V
28th Apr 1962 L 8 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 V
2nd May 1962 W 8 Huddersfield L 1961~62 A 16 9 V
7th May 1962 W 8 SHAPE Indians* Fr 1962~63 H 43 8 V
10th Aug 1962 W 8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1962~63 H 33 2 V
22nd Aug 1962 W 8 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 V
25th Aug 1962 W 8 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 V
6th Oct 1962 L 10 Warrington L 1962~63 A 13 21 V
10th Nov 1962 L 8 Warrington L 1962~63 H 2 4 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 53 OTHER 2 = 55
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 55

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