Chris Morley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
22-09-1973
N/A
16-12-1991
Woolston Rovers ARL
17-04-1994 v Oldham
Brisbane Broncos
1997- Warrington Wolves
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1993-1997
78 (42)
8
0
0
32

BIOGRAPHY

Dave Parkinson writes: The elder of two rugby playing brothers who entered the professional game, Chris was snapped up by St Helens in December 1991 and made his debut during the 1993-94 season. He scored the first try of his top grade career in April 1994 as the Saints went down 16-18 to Bradford. After making four appearances in his first season, and 6 the following year, the Centenary season finally saw Morley make his mark on the Saints top grade team. He played in 12 of their 25 games, scoring a try in a 32-22 defeat of Oldham.

His performances were starting to make people sit up and take notice and it was during the first summer season that international selection beckoned for Chris, at a time when brother Adrian was forcing his way to the first team at Leeds.

Morley’s Welsh debut came from the bench in 34-14 success over France in Carcassonne. Star of the show was 19 year old Iestyn Harris who nabbed a hat-trick and kicked 5 goals. Three weeks later Morley made his first start in the Principality, scoring the opening try after 10 minutes. Against the odds, Wales clung to a slender lead. Then, just before halftime England scored and eventually won through 26-12.

He helped the Saints lift the Super League trophy and was then part of the team that won through to a Premiership Final showdown with arch-rivals Wigan. Unfortunately for Morley, Wigan were far too good that day, running out convincing winners, 44-14.

1997 saw Morley enjoy his best season for St Helens. He was substitute in the Challenge Cup Final as Saints again overcame Bradford in a replay of the 1996 classic and scored crucial tries that helped his side win against Oldham, Paris and Castleford in a dramatic Premiership semi-final at Knowsley Road. Once again all that lay between St Helens and Premiership glory was Wigan. Again Wigan proved too good on the big occasion and Saints season ended in disappointment days later with a 12-66 implosion at Brisbane in a World Club Championship Quarter-Final.

That close-season brought about one of the biggest transfers in Rugby League history when Paul Sculthorpe moved from Warrington to St Helens. Morley was included as a make-weight in the deal which brought his Saints career to a close after 78 appearances.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1993~941 0 0 4
1994~95 1 0 0 6
1995~961 0 0 12
1996 2 0 0 22
19973 0 0 34
TOTALS:8 0 0 78
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1994~953002
1995~961002
19960001
19970001
TOTALS:4006

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
17th Apr 1994 L 14 Oldham L 1993~94 H 26 30 V
19th Apr 1994 L 11 Bradford Northern L 1993~94 A 16 18 1 V
24th Apr 1994 L 11 Halifax L 1993~94 A 30 37 V
8th May 1994 L 14 Wigan PT1 1993~94 A 16 34 V
14th Aug 1994 W 17 Widnes* Fr Charity 1994~95 H 48 4 1 V
29th Jan 1995 L 15 Castleford L 1994~95 A 16 18 V
5th Feb 1995 L 13 Sheffield Eagles L 1994~95 A 31 35 V
19th Feb 1995 W 14 Oldham L 1994~95 H 32 22 V
26th Mar 1995 L 15 Featherstone Rovers L 1994~95 A 27 34 V
2nd Apr 1995 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1994~95 H 56 14 1 V
14th May 1995 L 15 Leeds PTSF 1994~95 A 26 30 V
24th May 1995 W 11 Castleford* Fr Benefit 1994~95 H 40 28 2 V
6th Aug 1995 W 13 Hull* Fr Testimonial 1995~96 H 64 16 1 V
11th Aug 1995 W 21 Salford* Fr 1995~96 A 32 22 V
3rd Sep 1995 L 16 Leeds L 1995~96 A 24 36 V
10th Sep 1995 W 16 Workington Town L 1995~96 A 66 22 V
13th Sep 1995 W 12 Sheffield Eagles L 1995~96 H 62 20 V
1st Nov 1995 W 16 London Broncos L 1995~96 A 50 34 V
5th Nov 1995 W 16 Halifax L 1995~96 H 58 20 V
11th Nov 1995 W 15 Keighley Cougars RT2 1995~96 A 42 14 V
17th Nov 1995 W 16 Bradford Bulls L 1995~96 A 32 18 V
29th Nov 1995 L 11 Sheffield Eagles L 1995~96 A 18 32 V
3rd Dec 1995 W 16 Workington Town L 1995~96 H 58 10 V
10th Dec 1995 W 15 Halifax RT4 1995~96 H 46 18 V
13th Dec 1995 W 12 Oldham L 1995~96 H 32 22 1 V
26th Dec 1995 L 12 Wigan L 1995~96 A 4 58 V
5th Apr 1996 W 17 Wigan Warriors SL 1996 H 41 26 V
8th Apr 1996 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 1996 A 46 24 V
14th Apr 1996 W 13 Bradford Bulls SL 1996 H 26 20 V
21st Apr 1996 W 17 Halifax Blue Sox SL 1996 A 30 28 V
5th May 1996 W 14 Oldham Bears SL 1996 H 66 18 V
17th May 1996 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 1996 A 25 24 V
27th May 1996 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 1996 H 62 24 1 V
2nd Jun 1996 W 16 Paris St.Germain SL 1996 H 52 10 V
8th Jun 1996 W 16 Sheffield Eagles SL 1996 A 43 32 V
16th Jun 1996 W 13 Workington Town SL 1996 H 60 16 V
21st Jun 1996 L 16 Wigan Warriors SL 1996 A 19 35 1 V
30th Jun 1996 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 1996 H 42 16 V
5th Jul 1996 L 17 Bradford Bulls SL 1996 A 22 50 V
14th Jul 1996 W 13 Halifax Blue Sox SL 1996 H 58 20 V
19th Jul 1996 W 13 Oldham Bears SL 1996 A 54 18 V
27th Jul 1996 W 13 London Broncos SL 1996 A 32 28 V
2nd Aug 1996 W 13 Castleford Tigers SL 1996 A 20 16 V
10th Aug 1996 W 12 Paris St.Germain SL 1996 A 32 12 V
18th Aug 1996 W 12 Sheffield Eagles SL 1996 H 68 2 V
26th Aug 1996 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 1996 H 66 14 V
1st Sep 1996 W 12 London Broncos PTSF 1996 H 25 14 V
8th Sep 1996 L 12 Wigan Warriors PTF 1996 N 14 44 V
26th Dec 1996 L 13 Wigan* Fr Norweb Challenge 1996 A 22 32 V
12th Jan 1997 W 17 Wigan* Fr Norweb Challenge 1997 H 44 12 V
8th Feb 1997 W 17 Wigan Warriors SCCC4 1997 H 26 12 V
23rd Feb 1997 W 17 Hull SCCC5 1997 H 54 8 V
9th Mar 1997 W 12 Keighley Cougars SCCC6 1997 A 24 0 V
16th Mar 1997 W 12 London Broncos SL 1997 A 28 24 V
22nd Mar 1997 W 12 Salford Reds SCCCSF 1997 N 50 20 V
28th Mar 1997 W 12 Wigan Warriors SL 1997 A 22 10 V
31st Mar 1997 W 12 Sheffield Eagles SL 1997 H 32 12 V
5th Apr 1997 W 12 Paris St.Germain SL 1997 A 44 6 V
11th Apr 1997 L 12 Leeds Rhinos SL 1997 A 12 13 V
15th Apr 1997 W 12 Salford Reds SL 1997 H 19 12 V
20th Apr 1997 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 1997 H 60 16 V
27th Apr 1997 W 12 Castleford Tigers SL 1997 H 42 16 V
3rd May 1997 W 15 Bradford Bulls SCCCF 1997 W 32 22 V
11th May 1997 L 12 Bradford Bulls SL 1997 A 18 38 V
22nd May 1997 L 13 Salford Reds SL 1997 A 26 39 V
26th May 1997 L 13 Wigan Warriors SL 1997 H 12 65 V
1st Jun 1997 W 12 Halifax Blue Sox SL 1997 A 26 18 V
6th Jun 1997 L 13 Auckland Warriors WCC 1997 H 14 42 V
22nd Jun 1997 L 11 Penrith Panthers WCC 1997 H 30 50 V
2nd Jul 1997 L 16 Sheffield Eagles SL 1997 A 12 14 V
6th Jul 1997 L 16 Bradford Bulls SL 1997 H 20 38 V
13th Jul 1997 W 16 Halifax Blue Sox SL 1997 H 38 20 V
21st Jul 1997 L 16 Cronulla Sharks WCC 1997 A 12 28 V
25th Jul 1997 L 16 Auckland Warriors WCC 1997 A 6 70 V
4th Aug 1997 L 16 Penrith Panthers WCC 1997 A 26 32 V
10th Aug 1997 W 16 Oldham Bears SL 1997 H 36 26 1 V
13th Aug 1997 W 16 Paris St.Germain WCCPO 1997 H 42 4 1 V
17th Aug 1997 L 16 Castleford Tigers SL 1997 A 16 35 V
22nd Aug 1997 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 1997 A 22 20 V
25th Aug 1997 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 1997 H 25 18 V
12th Sep 1997 W 16 Salford Reds PT 1997 H 26 12 V
19th Sep 1997 W 16 Castleford Tigers PTSF 1997 H 32 18 1 V
28th Sep 1997 L 16 Wigan Warriors PTF 1997 N 20 33 V
4th Oct 1997 L 16 Brisbane Broncos WCCQF 1997 A 12 66 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 72 OTHER 6 = 78
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 42 Subs) = 78

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