Steve Rule

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-06-1952
N/A
02-07-1983
Salford
21-08-1983 v Hull K.R.
Hull K.R.
1984- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1983-1984
40 (1)
4
49
0
118

BIOGRAPHY

Steve Rule by Alex Service

For many years, the full-back position at Knowsley Road was occupied by players recruited originally from Rugby Union. Kel Coslett began the trend in the early 1960s. Then Geoff Pimblett took over the number one jersey, followed by Clive Griffiths and Steve Rule in the early eighties.
Educated at Wirral Grammar School, Steve Rule graduated from Loughborough College in 1973. He played for England Universities before joining Sale RUFC, where he represented Cheshire and had an England trial. Steve turned professional with Salford in 1978 and was capped by Wales in 1981. He moved to Saints in 1983 in a swap deal involving Peter Glynn, where he made 39 appearances and kicked 49 goals. Steve was released by St.Helens in 1985 after he sustained a neck injury in an A Team game against Salford. So what about his sporting career since leaving Knowsley Road? Steve himself takes up the story: “After a break from rugby I went back to Union and coached at Sale from 1982-92. I took another break before returning to coach Lymm, New Brighton and Macclesfield. I have coached the Cheshire County side since 2000, taking them to two National Finals and hopefully a third this year. I used to see Harry Pinner from time to time as he had the Parr Arms, a lovely pub in Grappenhall, a couple of miles away from where I live in Lymm, although he has moved away since. I currently work for Wigan Council as Head of the Pupil Referral Service, so I regularly have some decent banter with the Pie Eaters!”

Steve Rule has devoted much of his life to both codes of rugby. He was a rugged and courageous player and a competent kicker, who did a good job at St.Helens in what was very much a transitional period at Knowsley Road.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1983~84 5 49 0 37
1984~85 0 0 0 3
TOTALS:5 49 0 40
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1983~84 0702
1984~85 1002
TOTALS:1704

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
10th Aug 1983 W 1 Widnes * Fr Testimonial 1983~84 H 44 20 3 V
14th Aug 1983 W 1 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1983~84 A 32 10 4 V
21st Aug 1983 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1983~84 H 30 11 5 V
28th Aug 1983 W 1 Warrington L 1983~84 A 12 8 2 V
3rd Sep 1983 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1983~84 A 28 4 4 V
11th Sep 1983 L 1 Castleford L 1983~84 H 10 22 3 V
14th Sep 1983 L 1 Warrington LC2 1983~84 H 26 30 3 V
18th Sep 1983 L 1 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 A 10 14 1 V
25th Sep 1983 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 H 50 12 1 V
9th Oct 1983 W 1 Fulham L 1983~84 H 18 14 5 V
23rd Oct 1983 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 H 29 14 4 V
30th Oct 1983 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 H 19 13 3 V
6th Nov 1983 W 1 Kent Invicta JP1 1983~84 A 40 7 1 V
13th Nov 1983 L 1 Leigh L 1983~84 A 12 20 2 V
19th Nov 1983 W 1 Warrington JP2 1983~84 A 18 10 V
27th Nov 1983 W 1 Featherstone Rovers JP3 1983~84 H 16 12 V
4th Dec 1983 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1983~84 A 7 32 V
17th Dec 1983 L 1 Widnes JPSF 1983~84 N 4 18 1 V
20th Dec 1983 W 1 Salford L 1983~84 A 18 16 3 V
26th Dec 1983 L 1 Wigan L 1983~84 A 8 12 2 V
8th Jan 1984 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 A 22 31 3 V
11th Jan 1984 L 1 Hull L 1983~84 A 24 30 3 V
15th Jan 1984 W 1 Whitehaven L 1983~84 H 40 10 1 4 V
22nd Jan 1984 W 1 Fulham L 1983~84 A 30 0 1 V
5th Feb 1984 W 1 Salford L 1983~84 H 20 0 V
12th Feb 1984 W 1 Leigh CC1 1983~84 H 16 10 V
19th Feb 1984 L 1 Leeds L 1983~84 A 7 18 V
25th Feb 1984 W 1 Hull CC2 1983~84 H 24 14 V
4th Mar 1984 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 A 21 13 V
11th Mar 1984 L 1 Wigan CC3 1983~84 H 7 16 V
16th Mar 1984 W 1 Hull L 1983~84 H 22 10 V
25th Mar 1984 L 1 Castleford L 1983~84 A 22 26 V
1st Apr 1984 W 1 Oldham L 1983~84 H 31 20 V
6th Apr 1984 W 1 Leigh L 1983~84 H 37 12 2 V
10th Apr 1984 W 1 Leeds L 1983~84 H 20 10 V
15th Apr 1984 W 1 Whitehaven L 1983~84 A 27 21 V
20th Apr 1984 W 1 Wigan L 1983~84 H 20 13 V
29th Apr 1984 W 1 Warrington PT1 1983~84 A 19 13 V
7th May 1984 L 1 Hull K.R. PTSF 1983~84 A 16 21 V
19th Aug 1984 W 1 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 1 V
26th Aug 1984 W 1 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 V
2nd Sep 1984 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 H 25 10 V
9th Sep 1984 W 1 Leeds L 1984~85 A 21 2 V
23rd Sep 1984 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 36 OTHER 4 = 40
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 1 Subs) = 40

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