Jack Waring

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-10-1919
N/A
01-02-1939
Blackbrook ARL
11-02-1939 v Barrow
York
1946- Belle Vue Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1938-1945
68 (0)
34
0
0
102

BIOGRAPHY

Jack Waring by Dave Dooley:

Jack Waring, was a very skilful player for the club playing over 60 matches mostly as a centre. He made his debut for Saints on the 11th. February 1939 against Barrow. Signed from Blackbrook amateurs, in 68 matches for the Saints Jack scored 39 tries for a total points aggregate of 117 points. He scored his first try for the Saints against Rochdale Hornets on April 10th 1939. The following season he was our top try scorer with 19 tries from 28 games. During the war he played stand off for the England RU team against New Zealand and South Africa. He also guested for Eddie Warings Dewsbury RL team as they were paying four times the Saints wages at the time! Jack also played for the England RL team whilst at Knowsley Road.

Jack Waring Obituary by Denis Whittle (3rd June 2004)

A former Rugby League player who rocketed to international status after just one season with Saints has died at the age of 84. Jack Sogger Waring of O’Sullivan Crescent, Blackbrook died in Whiston Hospital following a short illness. A widower, he leaves four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grand-child. A member of a family of 11 raised in Doulton Street, just a drop-kick from Saints ground, Jack was one of four brothers to play professional rugby, the others being Tommy (Saints), Gerald (Warrington) and Bill (St.Helens Recs).

Jack cut his oval ball teeth at St.Teresas school before figuring as an amateur with Thatto Heath and Star Rovers. He scored a hat-trick on his debut for Saints A Team in 1938 and then became a regular First Teamer.

Pre-war days at Knowsley Road found Waring sharing dressing room pegs with household names such as Frank Tracey, Jack Bradbury and George Porky Davies. The highlight of Jack’s career came at Watersheddings, Oldham in 1940 when he appeared for England against Wales, the 21 year old scoring a last-minute try to earn his country an 8-5 victory.

Pathe News featured the crucial touchdown at local cinemas and the Waring family has made many attempts to obtain the nostalgia-soaked footage. Another abiding memory of the game was that it was interrupted by an air-raid warning for fully eight minutes!

By now Jack had been summoned for duty in the Royal Artillery, but he still managed to guest for Dewsbury, managed by his namesake Eddie Waring, who later went on to TV fame as a commentator on the game.

Like so many of his generation, Jack found his rugby career curtailed by the war and a serious knee injury although he played in Services Rugby Union matches against Australia, New Zealand and south Africa.

Following demob, Jack played for Belle Vue Rangers, Featherstone and Warrington, where he was in the same side as his brother Gerald (a D-Day veteran) and it was at Wilderspool Stadium that he finally hung up his boots as A Team Coach in 1951.

Many rugby league personalities of an earlier era were present at his funeral, held at St.Paul`s Church, Blackbrook on Tuesday.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1938~39 2 0 0 13
1939~40 19 0 0 28
1940~41 9 0 0 13
1941~42 3 0 0 5
1945~46 1 0 0 9
TOTALS:34 0 0 68
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 1002
1944~45 1001
TOTALS:2003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
11th Feb 1939 W 4 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 V
27th Feb 1939 L 4 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 V
4th Mar 1939 W 4 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 V
11th Mar 1939 L 4 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 V
25th Mar 1939 L 3 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 V
3rd Apr 1939 L 3 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 V
7th Apr 1939 L 3 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 V
8th Apr 1939 L 3 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
10th Apr 1939 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 1 V
15th Apr 1939 L 3 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 V
22nd Apr 1939 L 3 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 V
24th Apr 1939 W 3 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 V
29th Apr 1939 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 1 V
26th Aug 1939 W 3 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 2 V
29th Aug 1939 W 3 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 1 V
2nd Sep 1939 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 V
29th Sep 1939 W 3 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 1 V
7th Oct 1939 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 V
14th Oct 1939 W 3 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 1 V
21st Oct 1939 L 3 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 V
28th Oct 1939 W 3 Swinton WEL 1939~40 H 15 7 1 V
4th Nov 1939 W 3 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 1 V
11th Nov 1939 L 3 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 1 V
18th Nov 1939 L 3 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 1 V
25th Nov 1939 W 3 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 3 V
2nd Dec 1939 L 6 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 V
9th Dec 1939 W 6 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 1 V
16th Dec 1939 L 6 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 V
25th Dec 1939 D 4 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 V
26th Dec 1939 L 4 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 V
24th Feb 1940 W 4 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 V
2nd Mar 1940 W 3 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 3 V
9th Mar 1940 L 3 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 V
16th Mar 1940 L 3 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 V
25th Mar 1940 L 3 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 1 V
29th Mar 1940 W 4 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 V
6th Apr 1940 W 3 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 V
20th Apr 1940 L 4 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 V
27th Apr 1940 W 3 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 1 V
4th May 1940 W 3 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 V
18th May 1940 L 3 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 1 V
7th Sep 1940 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 V
21st Sep 1940 W 3 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 1 V
28th Sep 1940 W 3 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 V
5th Oct 1940 W 3 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 2 V
12th Oct 1940 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 V
19th Oct 1940 W 3 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 V
26th Oct 1940 L 3 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 1 V
2nd Nov 1940 L 3 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 V
16th Nov 1940 D 3 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 V
23rd Nov 1940 W 4 Broughton Rangers WEL 1940~41 H 23 3 2 V
30th Nov 1940 W 4 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 50 0 1 V
14th Dec 1940 W 3 Oldham WEL 1940~41 H 19 2 V
25th Dec 1940 W 4 Leigh * Fr 1940~41 H 37 18 1 V
14th Apr 1941 W 4 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 V
19th Apr 1941 L 4 Castleford CC2 1940~41 A 13 21 2 V
13th Sep 1941 W 4 Hull WEL 1941~42 H 11 10 1 V
22nd Nov 1941 W 4 Keighley WEL 1941~42 H 17 11 1 V
29th Nov 1941 L 4 Castleford WEL 1941~42 A 5 12 V
3rd Jan 1942 L 3 Wigan WEL 1941~42 H 0 18 V
11th Apr 1942 W 7 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) 1941~42 A 21 11 1 V
28th Apr 1945 W 3 Wigan * Fr 1944~45 H 13 6 1 V
24th Nov 1945 L 2 Dewsbury L 1945~46 A 0 9 V
1st Dec 1945 L 2 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 V
8th Dec 1945 W 3 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 V
22nd Dec 1945 L 4 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 1 V
26th Dec 1945 L 3 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 V
9th Mar 1946 W 4 Halifax L 1945~46 H 13 0 V
23rd Mar 1946 L 3 Halifax L 1945~46 A 11 21 V
30th Mar 1946 L 4 Barrow L 1945~46 H 22 30 V
6th Apr 1946 L 4 York L 1945~46 A 14 33 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 65 OTHER 3 = 68
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 68

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