Paul Round

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
24-09-1963
N/A
25-02-1981
St. Helens Colts
16-01-1983 v Castleford
Warrington
1987- Oldham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1982-1986
121 (32)
42
0
0
168

BIOGRAPHY

Paul Round by Dave Dooley:

Paul Round was a local lad who developed a reputation and a strong fast. He was superb running on to a short pass and had superb vision and anticipation in selecting and running through gaps in any defence. Paul was particularly effective in utilising his speed when defences were getting tired. Some sterling displays in the St Helens Colts team encouraged the Saints to sign him up on professional forms. In his first season, 1982/3, he made two substitute appearances against Castleford and in the last match of the season in the first Round of the Premiership against Widnes.

His first try for the Club came in the away 20 points to 12 loss to Leigh on the 13th. of November, 1983. During this second season in the first team he captured a regular place in the second row and scored four further tries in 32 appearances. During the campaign his confidence grew tremendously as a young rampant Saints side was put together by coach Billy Benyon.

In the `Meninga season` of 1984/5 Paul really got into the groove running in 16 tries, many from the exquisite passing of Pinner, Arkwright and Holding. He started the campaign with a bang, powering in for a hat trick against Runcorn in the first round of the Lancashire Cup. In the Final of the same competition Paul was instrumental in setting up for the Saints` second try that day. An astute Pinner pass sent Andy Platt throughout the Wigan defence and Paul Round following up almost scored as he was halted a couple of yards from the Wigan tryline. From the resultant play the ball an eagle-eyed Mal Meninga fed Roy Haggerty who plunged over for a great pressure try. It was Saints` day as the boys from Knowsley Road defeated the Riversiders on their own patch. Paul also scored two braces of tries, in a career best season tally of 16, as the Saints reached the Premiership Final and challenged for all honours in a campaign of champagne rugby. Paul was unlucky not to feature in the Premiership Trophy against Hull KR at Elland Road. Andy Platt was firing on all cylinders with Roy Haggerty, Paul Forber and Round competing for a couple of second row positions.

In the 1985/86 season Paul and the Saints finished the campaign in style with thirteen successive victories in the league to leave themselves a tantalising 2 points behind Champions Halifax. In the last three league games, Paul scored 8 tries in one week with braces against Salford and Oldham sandwiching a hat trick against Castleford.

In his last season at Knowsley Road Paul found the same stiff competition for a starting second row spot and was named substitute on 14 occasions out of 29 appearances. His eight tries that campaign included a brace against Bradford Northern in the first Round of the Premiership Trophy. The following week Paul was named substitute for the dramatic 1987 Challenge Cup Final against Halifax. In a sparkling Saints` second half recovery Paul scored a great try as he "rounded" the opposition to put the Saints in contention but all was in vain as the Saints lost by the odd point in 37!

When coach Alex Murphy returned from holiday in the summer of 1987 he discovered that Paul had been sold to Oldham - a move that did not impress the mercurial maestro. At that point Paul was still only 23 and `Murph` thought he still had his best years in front of him. Paul had a very impressive try to match ratio with 42 tries from 89 starts and 32 substitute appearances.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830 0 0 2
1983~84 5 0 0 33
1984~85 16 0 0 30
1985~8613 0 0 29
1986~878 0 0 30
TOTALS:42 0 0 124
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830001
1983~84 3002
1984~85 2007
1985~86 0001
1986~870002
TOTALS:50013

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Jan 1983 L 15 Castleford L 1982~83 A 10 31 V
24th Apr 1983 L 14 Widnes PT1 1982~83 H 7 11 V
22nd May 1983 D 11 Warrington* Fr Testimonial 1982~83 A 16 16 V
10th Aug 1983 W 12 Widnes * Fr Testimonial 1983~84 H 44 20 3 V
14th Aug 1983 W 16 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1983~84 A 32 10 V
18th Sep 1983 L 11 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 A 10 14 V
25th Sep 1983 W 15 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 H 50 12 V
23rd Oct 1983 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 H 29 14 V
30th Oct 1983 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 H 19 13 V
6th Nov 1983 W 12 Kent Invicta JP1 1983~84 A 40 7 V
13th Nov 1983 L 12 Leigh L 1983~84 A 12 20 1 V
19th Nov 1983 W 12 Warrington JP2 1983~84 A 18 10 V
27th Nov 1983 W 12 Featherstone Rovers JP3 1983~84 H 16 12 V
4th Dec 1983 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1983~84 A 7 32 V
17th Dec 1983 L 15 Widnes JPSF 1983~84 N 4 18 V
20th Dec 1983 W 11 Salford L 1983~84 A 18 16 1 V
26th Dec 1983 L 15 Wigan L 1983~84 A 8 12 V
1st Jan 1984 L 11 Widnes L 1983~84 H 12 20 V
8th Jan 1984 L 15 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 A 22 31 V
11th Jan 1984 L 15 Hull L 1983~84 A 24 30 Y V
22nd Jan 1984 W 11 Fulham L 1983~84 A 30 0 V
5th Feb 1984 W 11 Salford L 1983~84 H 20 0 1 V
12th Feb 1984 W 12 Leigh CC1 1983~84 H 16 10 V
19th Feb 1984 L 12 Leeds L 1983~84 A 7 18 V
25th Feb 1984 W 12 Hull CC2 1983~84 H 24 14 V
4th Mar 1984 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 A 21 13 V
11th Mar 1984 L 12 Wigan CC3 1983~84 H 7 16 V
16th Mar 1984 W 12 Hull L 1983~84 H 22 10 V
20th Mar 1984 W 12 Warrington L 1983~84 H 37 25 1 V
25th Mar 1984 L 12 Castleford L 1983~84 A 22 26 V
1st Apr 1984 W 12 Oldham L 1983~84 H 31 20 V
6th Apr 1984 W 12 Leigh L 1983~84 H 37 12 V
10th Apr 1984 W 12 Leeds L 1983~84 H 20 10 V
15th Apr 1984 W 12 Whitehaven L 1983~84 A 27 21 V
20th Apr 1984 W 12 Wigan L 1983~84 H 20 13 V
23rd Apr 1984 D 12 Widnes L 1983~84 A 28 28 V
29th Apr 1984 W 12 Warrington PT1 1983~84 A 19 13 1 V
7th May 1984 L 12 Hull K.R. PTSF 1983~84 A 16 21 V
29th Jul 1984 L 11 Barrow * Fr Benefit 1984~85 A 10 19 V
19th Aug 1984 W 12 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 V
26th Aug 1984 W 12 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 V
2nd Sep 1984 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 H 25 10 V
9th Sep 1984 W 12 Leeds L 1984~85 A 21 2 1 V
14th Sep 1984 W 12 Runcorn Highfield LC1 1984~85 H 58 14 3 V
23rd Sep 1984 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 V
7th Oct 1984 W 12 Castleford L 1984~85 H 30 16 V
10th Oct 1984 W 12 Leigh LCSF 1984~85 H 31 10 2 V
14th Oct 1984 W 12 Hunslet L 1984~85 A 32 14 1 V
21st Oct 1984 W 12 Oldham L 1984~85 H 32 5 V
28th Oct 1984 W 12 Wigan LCF 1984~85 A 26 18 V
4th Nov 1984 W 12 Warrington L 1984~85 A 20 14 1 V
11th Nov 1984 W 12 Barrow L 1984~85 H 59 2 1 V
18th Nov 1984 W 12 Keighley JP1 1984~85 H 60 8 2 V
2nd Dec 1984 D 12 Bradford Northern JP2 1984~85 A 12 12 V
5th Dec 1984 W 12 Bradford Northern JP2 (rep) 1984~85 H 24 10 V
9th Dec 1984 W 15 Leeds L 1984~85 H 48 16 V
22nd Dec 1984 L 12 Halifax JP3 1984~85 H 8 14 V
26th Dec 1984 L 12 Wigan L 1984~85 H 22 30 1 V
1st Jan 1985 W 12 Widnes L 1984~85 A 8 6 V
30th Jan 1985 L 12 Castleford L 1984~85 A 12 30 V
3rd Feb 1985 W 12 Leigh L 1984~85 H 56 16 V
21st Feb 1985 L 12 Hull K.R. CC1 1984~85 H 3 8 V
24th Feb 1985 W 14 Barrow L 1984~85 A 31 16 1 V
8th Mar 1985 L 12 Oldham L 1984~85 A 18 20 V
10th Mar 1985 W 12 Workington Town L 1984~85 H 62 0 1 V
17th Mar 1985 D 15 Halifax L 1984~85 A 19 19 Y V
31st Mar 1985 W 14 Warrington L 1984~85 H 30 28 V
5th Apr 1985 W 15 Wigan L 1984~85 A 30 19 V
17th Apr 1985 W 15 Hunslet L 1984~85 H 68 7 1 V
21st Apr 1985 L 15 Leigh L 1984~85 A 26 30 V
27th Apr 1985 W 14 Widnes PT1 1984~85 H 26 2 1 V
26th May 1985 L 15 Canterbury* Fr Tour 1984~85 C 24 30 V
29th May 1985 L 12 Waikato* Fr Tour 1984~85 H 24 34 1 V
2nd Jun 1985 L 8 Manukau * Fr Tour 1984~85 A 10 26 1 V
3rd Jun 1985 W 15 Northland * Fr Tour 1984~85 W 42 12 V
25th Aug 1985 D 10 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup 1985~86 A 18 18 V
30th Aug 1985 W 12 Swinton L 1985~86 A 32 14 2 V
4th Sep 1985 W 11 Warrington L 1985~86 H 12 6 V
8th Sep 1985 W 11 York L 1985~86 H 30 8 V
15th Sep 1985 W 11 Carlisle LC1 1985~86 H 72 8 2 V
22nd Sep 1985 L 11 Leeds L 1985~86 A 8 21 1 V
25th Sep 1985 W 11 Whitehaven LC2 1985~86 H 26 8 V
20th Oct 1985 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1985~86 H 39 22 V
27th Oct 1985 L 15 New Zealand Tour 1985~86 H 8 46 V
3rd Nov 1985 W 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 A 38 12 V
10th Nov 1985 W 11 Dewsbury L 1985~86 H 24 6 V
1st Dec 1985 W 12 Doncaster JP2 1985~86 H 36 20 V
21st Dec 1985 L 11 Hull K.R. JPSF 1985~86 N 4 22 V
26th Dec 1985 L 11 Wigan L 1985~86 A 14 38 V
1st Jan 1986 L 11 Widnes L 1985~86 H 16 30 1 V
5th Jan 1986 L 11 Halifax L 1985~86 A 18 27 V
19th Jan 1986 L 11 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 V
24th Feb 1986 W 15 Dewsbury CC1 1985~86 A 22 19 V
8th Mar 1986 L 10 Wigan CC2 1985~86 A 14 24 V
16th Mar 1986 W 10 York L 1985~86 A 18 11 V
19th Mar 1986 W 10 Salford L 1985~86 H 28 10 V
23rd Mar 1986 W 15 Dewsbury L 1985~86 A 18 12 V
28th Mar 1986 W 15 Wigan L 1985~86 H 18 13 V
31st Mar 1986 W 11 Widnes L 1985~86 A 16 6 V
2nd Apr 1986 W 11 Oldham L 1985~86 A 38 12 V
9th Apr 1986 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1985~86 A 22 13 V
13th Apr 1986 W 11 Salford L 1985~86 A 30 28 2 V
16th Apr 1986 W 11 Castleford L 1985~86 H 62 12 3 V
20th Apr 1986 W 11 Oldham L 1985~86 H 44 12 2 V
27th Apr 1986 L 11 Leeds PT1 1985~86 H 22 38 V
20th Aug 1986 W 11 Sheffield Eagles* Fr 1986~87 A 26 25 V
24th Aug 1986 W 15 Great Britain XIII* Fr Testimonial 1986~87 H 34 30 V
31st Aug 1986 W 11 Leigh L 1986~87 H 50 18 V
3rd Sep 1986 W 10 Salford L 1986~87 A 38 4 V
7th Sep 1986 W 11 Leeds L 1986~87 A 40 20 V
14th Sep 1986 W 11 Carlisle LC1 1986~87 H 112 0 V
21st Sep 1986 W 11 Halifax L 1986~87 H 38 16 1 V
24th Sep 1986 W 11 Warrington LC2 1986~87 H 19 15 1 V
28th Sep 1986 W 15 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 A 36 4 V
1st Oct 1986 L 15 Wigan LCSF 1986~87 A 16 22 V
5th Oct 1986 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 H 32 11 V
12th Oct 1986 W 15 Barrow L 1986~87 A 34 12 V
17th Oct 1986 W 15 Salford L 1986~87 H 32 14 V
2nd Nov 1986 L 15 Australia Tour 1986~87 H 8 32 V
9th Nov 1986 W 15 Featherstone Rovers L 1986~87 A 44 8 1 V
16th Nov 1986 W 15 Oldham L 1986~87 A 18 17 V
23rd Nov 1986 W 15 Hull L 1986~87 H 50 10 V
30th Nov 1986 W 15 Whitehaven JP1 1986~87 A 10 8 V
6th Dec 1986 W 14 Castleford JP2 1986~87 A 26 22 Y V
14th Dec 1986 L 15 Warrington JP3 1986~87 H 20 22 V
21st Dec 1986 W 11 Oldham L 1986~87 H 28 6 V
1st Jan 1987 L 15 Widnes L 1986~87 A 10 16 V
21st Jan 1987 W 12 Swinton CCP 1986~87 H 18 16 V
8th Feb 1987 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 A 30 6 V
4th Mar 1987 L 11 Castleford L 1986~87 A 10 12 1 V
14th Mar 1987 W 14 Leigh CCSF 1986~87 N 14 8 V
17th Mar 1987 L 12 Hull L 1986~87 A 22 36 V
17th Apr 1987 L 12 Wigan L 1986~87 A 12 42 V
20th Apr 1987 L 11 Widnes L 1986~87 H 24 30 1 V
26th Apr 1987 W 11 Bradford Northern PT1 1986~87 H 46 14 2 V
2nd May 1987 L 14 Halifax CCF 1986~87 N 18 19 1 V
10th May 1987 L 11 Warrington PTSF 1986~87 H 8 18 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 108 OTHER 13 = 124
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 32 Subs) = 121

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