Gary Wheeler

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
30-09-1989
27
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Blackbrook ARL
20-04-2008 v London Skolars
Castleford Tigers
2014- ----
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2008-----
64 (11)
22
14
0
116

BIOGRAPHY

Gary was signed from Blackbrook ARL where he represented England at under 15s and 16s and toured with the winning Saints Academy side to Australia in 2006. A gifted footballer he was at home in any of the back positions. He scored a try, coming on as substitute, in the 56 points to nil demolition of London Skolars on his debut in April 2008. He later made his Super League debut in the comfortable away victory over Huddersfield Giants in August of the same year.

In 2009 Gary had much more game time in the first team and seemed comfortable with any role he was given. He particularly impressed in the home Cup win over Catalans Dragons on the 10th of May 2009, scoring a brace of tries and landing a conversion. One week later in Perpignan, with just two minutes left in the match, he plunged over in the corner against the same opposition to capture two points for the table topping Saints. In his first 12 games for the club he scored nine tries and kicked four goals clearly demonstrating his potential to be a top class prospect.

The 2010 season finished with an empty trophy cabinet at the Saints but the side creditably made it to the Challenge Cup Semi Final and a fifth successive Grand Final.

The 2011 season was a real roller coaster for all the team. Not only had the club got to contend with playing all their home matches at Widnes, following the sale of Knowsley Road, but a series of injuries threatened to derail the quest for silverware. Gary suffered more than most as his appearances were again limited due to injury. However, Gary recovered in time to feature in the the Grand Final run in, coming on as a substitute in the superb victory over Wigan and the agonising Grand Final loss to Leeds.

His next two seasons were dogged by injury and Gary was forced to sit out of the action for long spells. It was a most frustrating time for this player with undoubted skills and abilities.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20081 0 0 2
2009 8 4 0 12
2010 4 0 0 13
2011 1 0 0 11
2012 5 6 0 14
2013 0 4 0 2
2014 3 0 0 12
TOTALS:22 14 0 66
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20080001
2009 1001
2010 3002
2011 3002
2012 0001
TOTALS:7007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Feb 2008 W 23 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2008 H 38 22 V
20th Apr 2008 W 14 London Skolars CCC4 2008 H 56 0 1 V
24th Aug 2008 W 6 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 40 22 V
27th Dec 2008 L 6 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2009 H 26 28 1 V
22nd Feb 2009 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2009 A 23 6 1 V
27th Feb 2009 L 15 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2009 H 19 20 1 V
13th Mar 2009 W 5 Salford City Reds SL 2009 H 38 12 V
20th Mar 2009 W 5 Leeds Rhinos SL 2009 H 26 18 1 V
27th Mar 2009 W 6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2009 A 42 18 1 3 V
24th Apr 2009 L 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2009 H 30 34 1 V
10th May 2009 W 4 Catalans Dragons CCC5 2009 H 42 8 2 1 V
16th May 2009 W 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2009 A 32 28 1 V
22nd May 2009 W 5 Harlequins RL SL 2009 H 22 12 V
30th May 2009 W 5 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 2009 A 66 6 V
11th Jul 2009 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2009 A 40 26 V
16th Aug 2009 L 14 Hull KR SL 2009 A 10 26 V
19th Jan 2010 W 6 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2010 A 42 26 2 V
22nd Jan 2010 W 5 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 1 V
6th Feb 2010 L 5 Hull FC SL 2010 H 12 32 V
14th Feb 2010 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2010 A 38 6 V
20th Feb 2010 W 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2010 A 42 12 V
26th Feb 2010 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2010 H 22 16 V
7th Mar 2010 L 4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2010 A 24 28 1 V
12th Mar 2010 W 4 Crusaders SL 2010 H 37 30 V
28th Mar 2010 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2010 A 24 6 V
10th Apr 2010 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2010 A 32 24 V
17th Apr 2010 W 4 Toulouse Olympique RLCC4 2010 H 56 16 2 V
24th Apr 2010 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2010 H 41 20 V
29th May 2010 W 5 Barrow Raiders RLCC6 2010 H 32 12 V
4th Jun 2010 L 16 Hull FC SL 2010 A 26 27 V
11th Jun 2010 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2010 H 30 22 1 V
23rd Jan 2011 W 4 Widnes Vikings * Friendly 2011 A 52 20 1 V
31st Jan 2011 L 4 Huddersfield Giants * Friendly 2011 H 12 36 2 V
12th Feb 2011 D 6 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 N 16 16 V
19th Mar 2011 W 14 Leeds Rhinos SL 2011 A 30 16 V
25th Mar 2011 W 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2011 H 28 16 V
1st Apr 2011 W 4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 H 34 16 V
8th Apr 2011 W 4 Crusaders SL 2011 A 34 18 V
15th Apr 2011 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2011 H 52 6 1 V
22nd Apr 2011 L 7 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 A 24 28 V
12th Aug 2011 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 H 19 6 Y V
10th Sep 2011 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2011 A 34 16 V
1st Oct 2011 W 16 Wigan Warriors SLPOESF 2011 H 26 18 Y V
8th Oct 2011 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2011 N 16 32 V
20th Jan 2012 W 3 Widnes Vikings * Karalius Cup 2012 H 42 24 V
4th Feb 2012 W 3 London Broncos SL 2012 A 34 24 V
10th Feb 2012 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2012 H 38 10 V
19th Feb 2012 D 17 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2012 A 36 36 V
24th Feb 2012 L 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2012 H 32 34 2 V
9th Mar 2012 L 16 Hull FC SL 2012 H 10 22 V
17th Mar 2012 L 7 Bradford Bulls SL 2012 A 8 12 V
25th Mar 2012 W 5 Leeds Rhinos SL 2012 H 46 6 2 V
9th Apr 2012 W 6 Castleford Tigers SL 2012 A 18 12 V
12th May 2012 L 4 Wigan Warriors RLCC6 2012 A 4 18 V
21st May 2012 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2012 A 31 18 V
27th May 2012 L 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2012 N 16 42 V
17th Aug 2012 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2012 H 44 12 1 4 V
31st Aug 2012 W 3 London Broncos SL 2012 H 30 0 2 V
15th Sep 2012 W 3 Warrington Wolves SLQPO 2012 A 28 6 V
23rd Feb 2013 W 6 Bradford Bulls SL 2013 A 36 10 4 V
1st Mar 2013 L 6 Leeds Rhinos SL 2013 H 12 20 V
13th Feb 2014 W 6 Warrington Wolves SL 2014 A 38 8 V
21st Feb 2014 W 6 Hull FC SL 2014 H 34 22 V
7th Mar 2014 W 4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2014 H 38 18 V
21st Apr 2014 L 4 Widnes Vikings SL 2014 A 26 40 V
23rd May 2014 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2014 H 41 22 2 V
30th May 2014 W 4 Salford Red Devils SL 2014 H 32 12 1 V
14th Jun 2014 L 6 Catalans Dragons SL 2014 A 0 42 V
25th Jul 2014 W 6 Widnes Vikings SL 2014 H 44 22 V
1st Aug 2014 L 6 Hull FC SL 2014 A 12 19 V
15th Aug 2014 W 6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2014 H 40 16 V
12th Sep 2014 L 7 Huddersfield Giants SL 2014 A 16 17 V
19th Sep 2014 W 4 Castleford Tigers SLQPO 2014 H 41 0 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 57 OTHER 7 = 66
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 11 Subs) = 64

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