Frank Taylor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
24-12-1951
N/A
27-04-1971
Local juniors
08-09-1971 v Castleford
Wigan
1976-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1971-1976
35 (10)
8
0
0
24

BIOGRAPHY

Frank Taylor by SHS

Frank Taylor, born and bred in Wigan, made his debut for the Saints First Team against Castleford on the right wing at Wheldon Road on 8th September 1971. Brian Glover was his centre. Although he could play with equal effectiveness as a winger and centre, he is best remembered for his exploits on the flanks, both for the A Team and as a valued squad member for the First Team, who were a powerful combination in those days in the backs. In his first season he played in the game against Batley at Mount Pleasant which the Saints won 14-7, but with a complete Reserve team, much to the apparent disgust of the Yorkshiremen! The Saints were due to face Warrington in a Challenge Cup semi-final replay three days later that was the official excuse.
Frank made 12 appearances, mostly on the right wing in 1972-73, scoring six tries. The following year he was brought in against Hull KR at Craven Park and scored a key try in the Saints 14-9 success. At the start of the 1976-77 season, he found himself at full-back at Central Park against Wigan in a Lancashire Cup first round match that Saints lost 37-5. The visitors had put out a reserve team as a result of a players strike! It was his last game for the First Team.
Although he is a lifelong Wigan fan, Frank still maintains his membership of the Saints Past Players Association and can look back on a career at Knowsley Road when he played with and against, the very best.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1971~720 0 0 6
1972~73 6 0 0 16
1973~74 2 0 0 14
1974~75 0 0 0 2
1976~770 0 0 1
TOTALS:8 0 0 39
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1972~73 0001
1974~75 1001
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Sep 1971 L 2 Castleford L 1971~72 A 13 22 V
6th Apr 1972 W 5 Workington Town L 1971~72 A 19 10 V
8th Apr 1972 W 14 Hull L 1971~72 A 17 7 V
16th Apr 1972 W 2 Batley L 1971~72 A 14 7 V
22nd Apr 1972 W 5 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 V
28th Apr 1972 W 5 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 V
11th Aug 1972 D 5 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1972~73 A 12 12 V
20th Aug 1972 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 1 V
22nd Aug 1972 W 14 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 Y V
26th Jan 1973 W 5 Doncaster CC1 1972~73 H 41 0 V
30th Jan 1973 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 H 22 7 V
2nd Feb 1973 W 5 Barrow L 1972~73 H 33 2 4 V
23rd Feb 1973 L 2 Salford L 1972~73 A 10 15 V
2nd Mar 1973 W 2 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 H 29 0 V
7th Mar 1973 L 2 Swinton L 1972~73 A 7 11 1 V
11th Mar 1973 L 2 Whitehaven L 1972~73 A 7 9 V
16th Mar 1973 W 2 Salford L 1972~73 H 21 4 V
30th Mar 1973 W 2 Whitehaven L 1972~73 H 15 9 V
6th Apr 1973 W 2 Barrow L 1972~73 A 6 5 V
17th Apr 1973 W 14 Bradford Northern L 1972~73 A 24 8 V
20th Apr 1973 L 14 Wigan L 1972~73 A 2 12 Y V
27th Apr 1973 W 14 Leigh Ch1 1972~73 H 29 14 Y V
6th May 1973 L 2 Leeds ChSF 1972~73 A 2 7 V
11th Nov 1973 W 14 Warrington L 1973~74 A 11 5 V
13th Nov 1973 W 14 Australia Tour 1973~74 H 11 7 V
18th Nov 1973 W 2 Dewsbury L 1973~74 H 35 3 1 V
25th Nov 1973 W 2 Hull K.R. L 1973~74 A 14 9 1 V
4th Dec 1973 L 2 Bramley FTSF 1973~74 A 12 13 V
16th Dec 1973 W 14 Whitehaven JP2 1973~74 H 28 2 V
26th Dec 1973 W 1 Wigan L 1973~74 A 20 10 V
29th Dec 1973 D 1 Wakefield Trinity JP3 1973~74 A 18 18 V
6th Jan 1974 W 14 Wakefield Trinity JP3 (rep) 1973~74 H 16 10 Y V
20th Jan 1974 L 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1973~74 A 7 11 V
24th Mar 1974 W 14 Leigh L 1973~74 H 44 5 V
26th Mar 1974 L 14 Widnes L 1973~74 H 0 5 V
31st Mar 1974 W 14 Oldham L 1973~74 H 33 12 V
17th Apr 1974 W 1 Bramley L 1973~74 H 19 13 V
16th Aug 1974 W 15 Blackpool Borough * Fr Charity 1974~75 H 30 8 1 V
17th Sep 1974 W 3 Wakefield Trinity FTP(1) 1974~75 H 21 12 V
24th Sep 1974 L 14 Wakefield Trinity FTP(2) 1974~75 A 15 18 V
21st Aug 1976 L 1 Wigan LC1 1976~77 A 5 37 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 33 OTHER 2 = 39
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 10 Subs) = 35
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