Richard Molyneux

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1889
N/A
11-02-1918
Wigan
02-09-1911 v Barrow
Warrington
1915- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1911-1921
99 (0)
8
37
0
98

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Molyneux by SHS

On 2nd September 1911, Richard Molyneux made his debut for Saints as centre to Tom Barton at home to Barrow. He was one of two players to join the club from the Wigan area. Richard came from the Highfield junior team; stand-off George Scholes also came to Knowlsey Road from Pemberton Rovers. As for Richard, he seemed to have had a rather subdued first match. ‘Enthusiast’ in the St. Helens Reporter wrote the following: “Molyneux seemed rather over-awed by the importance of the occasion and I saw little of him in attack, but on the defence was quite good and tackled well. He seemed rather deficient in initiative, but on the whole did sufficiently well to merit further trial”.

Richard certainly carved out a niche for himself with the Saints and was, arguably, the perfect ‘utility back’, at various times occupying the wing, centre [4], stand-off and full-back roles for the club. He played against the visiting Australians at left centre in October 1911 and scored four tries from full-back in the 51-9 thrashing of Coventry on 15th February 1913, so he certainly knew his way to the line! His final match for St. Helens was at home to Warrington on 2nd January 1915 the last ‘full’ season before hostilities took over. He scored a try from full-back once again. Given the fact that he rarely missed a match, he was a valuable player to have, which, together with his utility value, made him a real favourite with the Knowsley Road crowd.

Richard went on to play for Salford for a season in 1921-22 and played against his former club. It is presumed he was born in Wigan, but we are not 100% sure. If you have any further information, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 5 11 0 34
1912~13 2 15 0 30
1913~141 1 0 13
1914~15 0 6 0 18
1918~19 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:8 33 0 99
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~130001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Sep 1911 W 4 Barrow L 1911~12 A 15 6 V
9th Sep 1911 W 4 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 V
16th Sep 1911 W 4 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 V
23rd Sep 1911 W 4 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 V
30th Sep 1911 L 4 Leigh L 1911~12 H 11 13 V
7th Oct 1911 L 4 Widnes L 1911~12 A 11 14 V
14th Oct 1911 L 4 Australia Tour 1911~12 H 5 16 V
21st Oct 1911 W 4 Salford LC1 1911~12 H 18 7 1 V
28th Oct 1911 L 4 Coventry L 1911~12 A 8 10 V
4th Nov 1911 L 4 Wigan LC2 1911~12 A 8 22 1 V
11th Nov 1911 L 6 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 V
18th Nov 1911 W 6 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 1 V
25th Nov 1911 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 1 V
7th Dec 1911 W 6 Oldham L 1911~12 H 21 11 1 V
9th Dec 1911 W 6 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 2 V
16th Dec 1911 W 6 Coventry L 1911~12 H 31 2 1 V
23rd Dec 1911 W 6 Runcorn L 1911~12 A 9 0 V
25th Dec 1911 W 6 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 V
26th Dec 1911 L 6 Wigan L 1911~12 H 3 16 V
1st Jan 1912 W 6 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 V
6th Jan 1912 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 V
13th Jan 1912 W 6 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 H 34 0 V
27th Jan 1912 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 A 10 3 V
17th Feb 1912 L 6 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 V
20th Feb 1912 L 5 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 V
24th Feb 1912 W 6 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 1 V
9th Mar 1912 W 6 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 1 V
16th Mar 1912 W 6 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 2 1 V
28th Mar 1912 W 6 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 1 V
30th Mar 1912 W 6 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 V
5th Apr 1912 L 6 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 V
6th Apr 1912 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 V
8th Apr 1912 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 1 V
13th Apr 1912 L 6 Hunslet L 1911~12 A 7 34 1 V
7th Sep 1912 W 6 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 1 V
14th Sep 1912 W 6 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 V
21st Sep 1912 L 6 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 V
28th Sep 1912 D 5 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 V
12th Oct 1912 W 6 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 V
19th Oct 1912 L 1 Dewsbury L 1912~13 A 11 27 V
2nd Nov 1912 W 6 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 V
9th Nov 1912 L 6 Leigh L 1912~13 A 5 8 V
16th Nov 1912 L 6 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 V
21st Nov 1912 L 1 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 V
21st Dec 1912 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 1 V
25th Dec 1912 W 1 Widnes L 1912~13 A 10 5 2 V
26th Dec 1912 L 1 Wigan L 1912~13 H 8 10 V
28th Dec 1912 L 1 Hunslet L 1912~13 A 0 9 V
1st Jan 1913 L 1 Huddersfield L 1912~13 H 5 32 1 V
4th Jan 1913 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 H 17 3 1 V
11th Jan 1913 L 1 Warrington L 1912~13 A 5 6 V
18th Jan 1913 W 1 Coventry L 1912~13 A 26 0 V
21st Jan 1913 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 A 5 11 1 V
25th Jan 1913 W 1 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 1 V
1st Feb 1913 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 A 7 14 1 1 V
10th Feb 1913 W 1 Plymouth* Fr Tour 1912~13 A 27 17 V
15th Feb 1913 W 1 Coventry L 1912~13 H 51 9 1 4 V
22nd Feb 1913 W 1 Barrow L 1912~13 A 23 6 1 V
1st Mar 1913 W 1 Oldham L 1912~13 H 10 2 V
8th Mar 1913 L 1 Huddersfield CC1 1912~13 H 0 19 V
21st Mar 1913 L 1 Wigan L 1912~13 A 10 33 V
22nd Mar 1913 W 1 Salford L 1912~13 H 6 0 V
24th Mar 1913 L 1 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 V
5th Apr 1913 W 1 Leigh L 1912~13 H 20 0 V
9th Apr 1913 L 1 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 A 11 22 1 V
11th Oct 1913 L 1 Widnes L 1913~14 A 0 25 V
18th Oct 1913 W 6 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 1 V
1st Nov 1913 W 6 Runcorn LC1 1913~14 H 26 6 V
8th Nov 1913 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 V
15th Nov 1913 L 6 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 V
19th Nov 1913 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 A 24 8 1 V
28th Feb 1914 W 6 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 V
14th Mar 1914 D 6 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1913~14 A 3 3 V
18th Mar 1914 L 6 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) 1913~14 H 0 10 V
21st Mar 1914 L 6 Leigh L 1913~14 A 6 7 V
11th Apr 1914 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 V
13th Apr 1914 L 1 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 V
18th Apr 1914 W 1 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 V
5th Sep 1914 W 1 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 V
12th Sep 1914 L 1 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 V
19th Sep 1914 W 1 Oldham L 1914~15 H 10 4 V
26th Sep 1914 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 A 11 26 V
10th Oct 1914 W 7 Widnes L 1914~15 H 12 5 1 V
17th Oct 1914 L 7 Swinton LC1 1914~15 A 11 13 V
24th Oct 1914 L 7 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 A 3 28 V
31st Oct 1914 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 V
7th Nov 1914 L 1 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 1 V
14th Nov 1914 W 1 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 V
21st Nov 1914 W 1 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 V
28th Nov 1914 L 1 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 V
5th Dec 1914 W 7 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 V
12th Dec 1914 W 1 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 V
19th Dec 1914 W 7 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 1 V
26th Dec 1914 L 7 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 V
1st Jan 1915 W 7 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 2 V
2nd Jan 1915 W 1 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 1 V
1st Mar 1919 L 1 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 V
8th Mar 1919 L 1 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 V
15th Mar 1919 W 1 Widnes L 1918~19 H 7 5 V
22nd Mar 1919 L 1 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 98 OTHER 1 = 99
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 99

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