Tom Waring

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
30-10-1927
N/A
22-10-1943
Local juniors
26-02-1944 v Wakefield Trinity
Batley
1946-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1945-1945
34 (0)
5
0
0
15

BIOGRAPHY

Tom Waring by SHS

A member of a famous local sporting family, Tom was a teenager when he made his debut at left centre [his winger was Edwin Prescott] against Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue on 26th February 1944. “Success at 16 Tom Waring’s debut at Wakefield” said the St. Helens Newspaper. Their noted correspondent, Premier, took up the story: “Tom Waring made history at Wakefield on Saturday. He took part in first-class rugby at the age of 16 and is probably the first St. Helens player to do so [Scrum-half Harold Briscoe? SHS]. Jack, Gerald and Tom look like writing a big chapter in the history of St. Helens rugby football in the years to come. Jack, as all of us know, is one of the most successful fly-halves or centres on the club’s books. Gerald, lesser known, came first into the limelight against Keighley a season ago, whilst still in his early teens. He scored two good tries that day, and generally indicated that regular practice in good company would do as much for him as it did for brother Jack. Tom is the biggest lad at his age on the Saints’ register. In football rig he looks like a man…”

Tom, who lived in Doulton Street, a drop-kick away from Saints’ ground, made his almost premature debut against Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue and was a stalwart in the threequarters for the reminder of the season. Apparently it wasn’t always an easy ride, but Premier certainly seemed to have faith in him, as he wrote after the Dewsbury match just before Christmas at Knowsley Road: “Waring has not been altogether at his best this season, but I have never wavered in the belief that I would not move him for any other player bar [Stan] Brogden. This burly, slow-starting youngster, a man in physique but a boy in years, is marked for great things if he is only tutored the right way”. Unfortunately, Tom’s promise and longevity at Knowsley Road was not fulfilled. His last match for the seniors was at Batley, on 26th January 1946, when the Saints lost 0-15 to the Gallant Youths. Tom was right centre to the flier ‘Sonny’ Doyle that day.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 0 0 0 3
1944~45 5 0 0 23
1945~460 0 0 8
TOTALS:5 0 0 34
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Feb 1944 L 4 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1943~44 A 5 21 V
18th Mar 1944 L 5 Dewsbury CC1(2) 1943~44 H 15 33 V
15th Apr 1944 L 4 Halifax WEL 1943~44 A 4 46 V
2nd Sep 1944 D 5 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 H 5 5 V
16th Sep 1944 L 3 Castleford WEL 1944~45 A 11 26 V
23rd Sep 1944 W 5 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 V
21st Oct 1944 L 2 Barrow YC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 22 V
28th Oct 1944 L 4 Barrow YC1(2) 1944~45 A 8 21 V
11th Nov 1944 L 2 Leeds WEL 1944~45 H 3 23 V
18th Nov 1944 L 4 Keighley WEL 1944~45 A 8 15 V
25th Nov 1944 L 4 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 V
2nd Dec 1944 L 4 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1944~45 A 2 8 V
9th Dec 1944 W 4 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 2 V
16th Dec 1944 L 3 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 A 8 20 1 V
25th Dec 1944 L 4 Wigan WEL 1944~45 A 5 20 V
26th Dec 1944 L 4 Wigan WEL AB 1944~45 H 3 12 V
13th Jan 1945 L 4 Barrow WEL 1944~45 A 6 22 1 V
3rd Feb 1945 L 4 Halifax WEL 1944~45 A 3 29 V
10th Feb 1945 L 4 Castleford WEL 1944~45 H 2 16 V
17th Feb 1945 L 2 Barrow WEL 1944~45 H 8 24 V
24th Feb 1945 L 3 Leeds WEL 1944~45 A 14 20 1 V
3rd Mar 1945 L 3 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 A 7 36 V
10th Mar 1945 L 6 Oldham WEL 1944~45 H 10 21 V
17th Mar 1945 L 4 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 15 V
24th Mar 1945 L 3 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1944~45 A 13 34 V
7th Apr 1945 L 3 Bradford Northern WEL 1944~45 A 0 22 V
20th Oct 1945 W 4 Hunslet L 1945~46 H 15 12 V
3rd Nov 1945 D 3 Swinton L 1945~46 A 5 5 V
17th Nov 1945 L 4 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 V
25th Dec 1945 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 A 26 3 V
26th Dec 1945 L 5 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 V
29th Dec 1945 L 4 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 V
5th Jan 1946 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1945~46 A 7 26 V
26th Jan 1946 L 3 Batley L 1945~46 A 0 15 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 34 OTHER 0 = 34
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 34
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