Frank Myler

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-12-1938
N/A
Date unknown.
Widnes
01-09-1967 v Salford
Featherstone Rovers
1971- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1967-1970
144 (5)
46
2
0
142

BIOGRAPHY

Frank joined the Saints in the summer of 1967 in an exchange deal involving Ray French. His four years at Knowsley Road brought winning Lancashire Cup and Championship medals. Frank continued his scoring prowess with the Saints and his try haul included a shared club record of six tries against Maryport in September 1969 in the first round of the Lancashire Cup. In total he scored 46 tries for the Saints and even booted over two goals. Certainly, Frank’s assurance in the middle of the threequarters ensured the continued trophy trail for the Saints at the end of the 1960s.

The cornerstone of the Myler dynasty from Widnes Frank first played for his hometown team at the age of sixteen. By 1959, he had become team captain, and only the following year made his debut for Great Britain in the World Cup of 1960.

His nineteen years long playing career rolled on until 1973. Frank was a prolific try scorer throughout his career. He had a deceptively long stride, a natural swerve, and a burst of acceleration to take him through seemingly impossible gaps. Moreover, Frank made many tries for colleagues. He was a pioneer of the flick- pass which created many a touchdown for the grateful wingers who played outside him. He also had an instinct for doing the unexpected often manufacturing gaps by exhibiting a magnificent side-step and deceptive dummy plays.

In 1970, at the age of thirty one, Frank was the captain of the Lions squad who went down under to take on a Test team which had beaten us easily in the series in this country only two years before. Following a heavy defeat in the first Test but the Lions captained by Frank never lost another game on the whole tour. Frank Myler still has the distinction of being the last British captain to lift the Ashes trophy in Australia.

Frank left the Saints in 1971 to take up the position of player coach with Rochdale Hornets.

Frank Myler always exhibited personal qualities equal to his exceptional playing abilities. A modest man Frank would bypass his own abilities to praise the efforts of his playing colleagues. He truly was a man of supreme dignity and a great leader of his country.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1967~68 10 0 0 29
1968~69 15 0 0 44
1969~70 16 2 0 45
1970~71 5 0 0 31
TOTALS:46 2 0 149
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~690001
1970~710001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
1st Sep 1967 W 4 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 V
9th Sep 1967 W 4 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 1 V
15th Sep 1967 W 4 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 1 V
23rd Sep 1967 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 A 8 2 1 V
27th Sep 1967 W 4 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 V
27th Oct 1967 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 H 14 7 V
16th Dec 1967 W 4 Oldham L 1967~68 H 10 2 V
26th Dec 1967 W 6 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 V
30th Dec 1967 D 6 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 V
5th Jan 1968 L 4 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 V
15th Jan 1968 W 4 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 1 V
20th Jan 1968 W 4 Oldham L 1967~68 A 26 14 V
22nd Jan 1968 L 4 Swinton L 1967~68 H 10 17 V
27th Jan 1968 L 4 Workington Town L 1967~68 A 5 14 V
3rd Feb 1968 L 4 Huddersfield CC1 1967~68 H 0 5 V
17th Feb 1968 W 4 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 V
23rd Feb 1968 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 V
26th Feb 1968 W 4 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 1 V
6th Mar 1968 W 6 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 V
9th Mar 1968 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 A 23 7 1 V
16th Mar 1968 W 4 Widnes L 1967~68 H 18 13 V
19th Mar 1968 L 4 Leeds L 1967~68 H 4 12 V
23rd Mar 1968 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 A 3 23 1 V
30th Mar 1968 W 4 Workington Town L 1967~68 H 18 11 1 V
12th Apr 1968 W 4 Wigan L 1967~68 H 24 13 V
13th Apr 1968 L 4 Widnes L 1967~68 A 7 24 V
15th Apr 1968 W 4 Swinton L 1967~68 A 19 16 1 V
19th Apr 1968 W 4 Halifax Ch1 1967~68 H 31 2 V
24th Apr 1968 W 4 Warrington Ch2 1967~68 H 20 0 1 V
9th Aug 1968 W 4 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 V
14th Aug 1968 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 A 5 0 V
20th Aug 1968 W 4 Whitehaven L 1968~69 H 28 9 V
24th Aug 1968 L 6 Leeds L 1968~69 A 13 20 V
14th Sep 1968 W 6 Leigh L 1968~69 H 27 2 V
18th Sep 1968 W 6 Widnes LC2 1968~69 A 20 17 1 V
20th Sep 1968 W 6 Huyton L 1968~69 H 11 10 V
23rd Sep 1968 L 6 Barrow FTP(2) 1968~69 A 11 18 V
27th Sep 1968 W 6 Warrington L 1968~69 H 24 11 V
4th Oct 1968 D 6 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 1 V
7th Oct 1968 W 4 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 1 V
12th Oct 1968 W 4 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 1 V
19th Oct 1968 W 4 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 V
25th Oct 1968 W 4 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 V
30th Oct 1968 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 V
9th Nov 1968 W 4 Doncaster L 1968~69 A 22 8 V
11th Nov 1968 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 H 21 5 V
16th Nov 1968 D 4 Salford L 1968~69 H 9 9 V
23rd Nov 1968 W 4 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 V
4th Dec 1968 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 V
10th Dec 1968 W 4 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 V
17th Dec 1968 L 4 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 V
26th Dec 1968 W 4 Wigan L AB 1968~69 H 11 3 V
1st Jan 1969 W 4 Swinton L 1968~69 A 15 5 V
6th Jan 1969 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 A 16 5 V
11th Jan 1969 W 4 Whitehaven L 1968~69 A 9 7 V
14th Jan 1969 W 4 Wigan L 1968~69 H 13 3 V
18th Jan 1969 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 H 17 7 1 V
25th Jan 1969 W 4 Hull CC1 1968~69 A 13 3 V
25th Feb 1969 W 4 Oldham CC2 1968~69 A 15 6 V
1st Mar 1969 L 4 Warrington CC3 1968~69 A 2 4 V
6th Mar 1969 W 3 Huyton L 1968~69 H 37 6 3 V
11th Mar 1969 W 4 Barrow L 1968~69 H 32 7 2 V
15th Mar 1969 L 4 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 V
21st Mar 1969 W 4 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 V
24th Mar 1969 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 43 12 1 V
28th Mar 1969 W 4 Oldham L 1968~69 H 19 4 V
4th Apr 1969 L 4 Wigan L 1968~69 A 10 34 V
7th Apr 1969 W 4 Swinton L 1968~69 H 40 5 1 V
12th Apr 1969 L 4 Workington Town L 1968~69 H 5 8 V
15th Apr 1969 W 4 Oldham L 1968~69 A 17 2 V
19th Apr 1969 W 4 Doncaster L 1968~69 H 57 5 1 V
26th Apr 1969 W 4 Keighley Ch1 1968~69 H 25 7 V
3rd May 1969 W 4 Featherstone Rovers Ch2 1968~69 H 47 4 2 V
10th May 1969 L 4 Castleford ChSF 1968~69 H 6 18 V
16th Aug 1969 W 4 Castleford L 1969~70 H 27 3 1 V
20th Aug 1969 L 4 Widnes L 1969~70 A 5 17 V
23rd Aug 1969 W 4 Workington Town L 1969~70 H 31 11 V
29th Aug 1969 W 4 Warrington L 1969~70 A 14 7 V
1st Sep 1969 W 4 Maryport LC1 1969~70 H 58 5 6 V
10th Sep 1969 L 6 Castleford L 1969~70 A 3 9 V
13th Sep 1969 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 V
20th Sep 1969 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 H 63 10 2 V
27th Sep 1969 W 6 Workington Town L 1969~70 A 17 5 V
29th Sep 1969 L 6 Widnes LC2 1969~70 A 14 22 V
4th Oct 1969 W 6 Warrington L 1969~70 H 11 7 1 V
7th Oct 1969 L 6 Leeds L 1969~70 A 7 13 V
11th Oct 1969 W 6 Huyton L 1969~70 A 28 5 1 V
29th Oct 1969 L 6 Salford L 1969~70 A 12 16 V
4th Nov 1969 W 6 Barrow FT2 1969~70 A 11 6 1 V
8th Nov 1969 L 6 Whitehaven L 1969~70 A 9 10 V
10th Nov 1969 W 6 Leigh L 1969~70 H 16 10 V
15th Nov 1969 L 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 A 6 13 V
17th Nov 1969 W 6 Barrow L 1969~70 H 31 9 V
22nd Nov 1969 W 6 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 V
9th Dec 1969 D 6 Wigan FTSF 1969~70 A 13 13 V
11th Dec 1969 L 6 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1969~70 H 9 15 V
13th Dec 1969 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 H 26 9 V
26th Dec 1969 W 6 Wigan L 1969~70 A 53 11 V
1st Jan 1970 D 6 Swinton L 1969~70 H 18 18 V
10th Jan 1970 W 6 Batley L 1969~70 H 22 9 1 V
27th Jan 1970 L 6 Salford L 1969~70 H 15 16 1 V
31st Jan 1970 L 6 Leigh L 1969~70 A 3 6 V
7th Feb 1970 W 6 Bradford Northern CC1 1969~70 H 16 3 V
21st Feb 1970 W 6 Bramley CC2 1969~70 H 17 2 V
27th Feb 1970 W 6 Barrow L 1969~70 A 6 0 1 V
2nd Mar 1970 W 14 Whitehaven L 1969~70 H 37 5 Y V
10th Mar 1970 D 6 Doncaster CC3 1969~70 A 4 4 V
14th Mar 1970 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 H 22 4 V
16th Mar 1970 W 6 Doncaster CC3(rep) 1969~70 H 36 0 1 V
21st Mar 1970 W 6 Batley L 1969~70 A 8 7 V
27th Mar 1970 L 6 Wigan L 1969~70 H 16 23 V
4th Apr 1970 L 6 Castleford CCSF 1969~70 N 3 6 V
6th Apr 1970 W 4 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 V
10th Apr 1970 W 4 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 V
18th Apr 1970 W 6 Warrington Ch1 1969~70 H 36 8 2 V
25th Apr 1970 W 6 Leigh Ch2 1969~70 H 16 5 V
2nd May 1970 D 6 Castleford ChSF 1969~70 A 9 9 V
4th May 1970 W 6 Castleford ChSF(rep) 1969~70 H 21 12 V
16th May 1970 W 6 Leeds ChF 1969~70 N 24 12 V
15th Aug 1970 D 6 Castleford CS 1970~71 A 19 19 V
15th Aug 1970 D 6 Castleford* Fr Cup Winners v Cha 1970~71 A 19 19 V
22nd Aug 1970 W 6 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 A 42 3 V
25th Aug 1970 W 6 Batley L 1970~71 H 35 3 V
29th Aug 1970 W 6 Huyton LC1 1970~71 A 30 3 1 V
5th Sep 1970 W 14 Bramley L 1970~71 A 15 8 V
10th Sep 1970 W 6 Halifax L 1970~71 A 27 4 V
12th Sep 1970 W 6 Huddersfield L 1970~71 H 39 0 2 V
15th Sep 1970 W 14 Halifax L 1970~71 H 22 7 V
17th Sep 1970 W 6 Swinton LC2 1970~71 H 20 7 1 V
19th Sep 1970 L 6 Swinton L 1970~71 A 8 22 V
26th Sep 1970 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 H 38 3 V
29th Sep 1970 W 6 Castleford FT1 1970~71 H 14 7 V
3rd Oct 1970 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 1 V
7th Oct 1970 W 14 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 V
10th Oct 1970 W 6 Wigan LCSF 1970~71 A 23 0 V
13th Oct 1970 W 6 Warrington L 1970~71 H 37 6 V
9th Nov 1970 W 6 Australia Tour 1970~71 H 37 10 V
14th Nov 1970 L 6 Leigh L 1970~71 A 13 15 V
20th Nov 1970 W 6 Salford L 1970~71 A 4 0 V
28th Nov 1970 L 6 Leigh LCF 1970~71 N 4 7 V
8th Dec 1970 D 3 Wigan FTSF 1970~71 A 7 7 V
12th Dec 1970 W 3 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 V
13th Dec 1970 W 14 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1970~71 H 16 15 Y V
15th Dec 1970 L 14 Leeds FTF 1970~71 A 5 9 Y V
16th Jan 1971 L 6 Leeds L 1970~71 A 5 12 V
23rd Jan 1971 W 15 Workington Town CC1 1970~71 A 8 6 Y V
30th Jan 1971 W 14 Whitehaven L 1970~71 H 27 5 V
6th Feb 1971 W 14 Salford L 1970~71 H 26 4 V
13th Feb 1971 L 14 Castleford L 1970~71 A 6 12 Y V
27th Feb 1971 W 3 Whitehaven L 1970~71 A 15 8 V
13th Mar 1971 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 A 26 9 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 142 OTHER 2 = 149
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 5 Subs) = 144

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