Ronnie Webb

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
--1920
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
05-12-1942 v Halifax
Halifax
1942-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1942-1942
1 (0)
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Ronnie Webb by Alex Service

The St. Helens Reporter talked about a much-changed Saints team for the visit to Halifax on 5th December 1942. One such change was a new forward called Ronnie Webb. “He is six feet in height and weighs 14 stones,” claimed the match report in the Reporter, “about 22 and a local lad whose services have been sought by Wigan, but he has thrown in his lot with St. Helens.” Premier, in the St. Helens Newspaper gave us some more valuable background, when he told readers that he was a Rivington schoolboy player, who also played for the Town team. “Leaving school he drifted out of the game,” continued Premier. “But when drafted into the RAF, he drifted into the rugby union camp”.

Obviously he was not without ability and scored a try at Thrum Hall, during Saints’ 12-36 defeat, as described once again by Premier: “Caldwell turned the ball over to Webb. Webb took the ball in his stride and novice-like glanced right and left as if wondering what to do with it. It was so obvious that he intended to pass that Lockwood, who always has an eye for a gift, stepped in to make the interception just as Webb let go. Unfortunately for Lockwood, Webb didn’t let go, but presented Lockwood with a very complete dummy and went over for a try”.

Alas there the tale goes cold. Ronnie played just the one game for the Saints. If anyone can help us with any further information about this player, particularly an image, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 1 0 0 1
TOTALS:1 0 0 1
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
5th Dec 1942 L 12 Halifax WEL 1942~43 A 12 36 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 1 OTHER 0 = 1
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 1
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