Don Vines

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
06-02-1932
N/A
Date unknown.
Wakefield Trinity
07-09-1960 v Wigan
Wigan
1961- Wakefield Trinity
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1960-1960
38 (0)
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Don began his rugby career in South Wales where he played in the centres for Newbridge RU. he signed for Oldham in 1956 and later joined Wakefield where he gained a Challenge Cup winners medal in 1960.

Following this Final, Don Vines was a vital signing for the club playing 38 matches in the 1960-61 season mostly in the second row position. A hard uncompromising forward he brought more steel to the Saints defence in that trophy winning season. He was signed from Wakefield Trinity and made his debut against Wigan on the 7th. September, 1960.

In 38 matches for the Saints Don scored a solitary try and kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 3 points. Don was renowned as a fierce tackler and a hard man with the ball in his hands.

Don was already an international forward when he signed for the Saints having played for Great Britain against France in 1959 and having scored a try in that game.

His final match for the Club was also against Wigan in the world famous 1961 Challenge Cup Final on the 13th. of May, 1961 when Don helped tame the rampant Wigan six and lay the platform for the Saints victory by 12 points to 6. At the end of the campaign he transferred back to the emerging great Wakefield Trinity side of the early 1960s.

Don was also a heel wrestler in the 1960s and sadly died in 1989 aged 57. Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1960~611 0 0 38
TOTALS:1 0 0 38
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1960 W 11 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 V
10th Sep 1960 W 11 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 V
17th Sep 1960 W 11 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 V
21st Sep 1960 W 11 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 V
26th Sep 1960 W 11 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 V
12th Oct 1960 W 11 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 V
15th Oct 1960 W 11 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 V
17th Oct 1960 W 11 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 V
22nd Oct 1960 W 10 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 V
29th Oct 1960 W 11 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 V
5th Nov 1960 W 11 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 V
12th Nov 1960 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 V
19th Nov 1960 W 11 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 V
26th Nov 1960 W 11 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 V
3rd Dec 1960 L 11 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 V
24th Dec 1960 W 11 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
26th Dec 1960 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 V
2nd Jan 1961 W 11 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 V
7th Jan 1961 W 11 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 V
16th Jan 1961 W 11 Hull L 1960~61 H 22 15 V
21st Jan 1961 W 11 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 V
11th Feb 1961 D 11 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 V
16th Feb 1961 W 11 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 V
18th Feb 1961 W 11 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 V
25th Feb 1961 W 11 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 V
4th Mar 1961 W 11 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 V
11th Mar 1961 W 10 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 V
25th Mar 1961 W 11 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 1 V
31st Mar 1961 L 11 Wigan L 1960~61 A 2 12 V
1st Apr 1961 L 11 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 V
3rd Apr 1961 L 11 Swinton L 1960~61 H 3 10 V
15th Apr 1961 W 11 Hull CCSF 1960~61 N 26 9 V
19th Apr 1961 W 11 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
22nd Apr 1961 L 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 V
25th Apr 1961 W 11 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 V
29th Apr 1961 W 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 V
6th May 1961 L 11 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 V
13th May 1961 W 11 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 38 OTHER 0 = 38
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 38

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