Michael Shenton

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
22-07-1986
30
Date unknown.
Castleford Tigers
12-02-2011 v Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors
2012- Castleford Tigers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2011-2012
58 (0)
20
0
0
80

BIOGRAPHY

The Pontefract-born centre joined Saints from Castleford in 2010 after being a much sought after commodity. He joined on a three year contract and has the tough task of replacing Matt Gidley. Shenton first played Super League in 2004 and established himself as a regular in the Castleford line up in 2005. Since then, the 24-year-old was one of the most consistent performers for Cas and that form has led him to be called up eight times for England. Ideally suited to the centre position, Shenny could also play on the wing.

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.

Never the less the players responded magnificently by reaching an eleventh consecutive Challenge Cup Semi Final and a record breaking sixth successive Grand Final. However, a sour taste of disappointment featured as the Saints lost to Wigan in the Challenge Cup and Leeds came back strongly in the last twenty minutes of the Grand Final to dampen the spirits. The season was marked by the emergence of young players who cemented their positions in the first team and demanded their inclusion in the big games.

Donning the Saints shirt in 2011, Michael established himself as a consistent member of the Saints backline. He scored 13 tries in the SL season and added sound defence out wide as the young Saints side developed their combinations. In October he made his way to his first major Final with the Saints as they tackled Leeds in the 2011 Grand Final. After scoring a brilliant try in that game Michael suffered a dislocation to his elbow which kept him out of contention for the Four Nations tournament that year.

Michael suffered further misfortune when missing several key matches in his last season with the Saints. Crucially he was not available for the Super League playoffs when Saints were downed at the penultimate hurdle by Warrington Wolves. Shenton moved back to Castleford Tigers at the end of the season.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2011 13 0 0 32
2012 7 0 0 26
TOTALS:20 0 0 58
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2011 0002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
23rd Jan 2011 W 3 Widnes Vikings * Friendly 2011 A 52 20 V
31st Jan 2011 L 3 Huddersfield Giants * Friendly 2011 H 12 36 V
12th Feb 2011 D 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 N 16 16 V
18th Feb 2011 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2011 A 56 22 1 V
25th Feb 2011 L 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2011 H 18 25 1 V
5th Mar 2011 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2011 A 22 16 1 V
11th Mar 2011 L 3 Harlequins RL SL 2011 H 16 27 V
19th Mar 2011 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2011 A 30 16 1 V
25th Mar 2011 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2011 H 28 16 V
1st Apr 2011 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 H 34 16 V
8th Apr 2011 W 3 Crusaders SL 2011 A 34 18 V
15th Apr 2011 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2011 H 52 6 1 V
22nd Apr 2011 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 A 24 28 1 V
25th Apr 2011 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2011 H 22 20 V
2nd May 2011 D 3 Hull FC SL 2011 A 24 24 V
7th May 2011 W 3 Sheffield Eagles RLCC4 2011 H 52 26 1 V
14th May 2011 L 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 A 18 40 V
22nd May 2011 W 3 Featherstone Rovers RLCC5 2011 H 70 0 2 V
27th May 2011 W 3 Crusaders SL 2011 H 28 12 V
3rd Jun 2011 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2011 H 42 16 V
11th Jun 2011 D 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2011 A 14 14 V
17th Jun 2011 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 H 10 32 V
10th Jul 2011 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2011 A 46 6 V
15th Jul 2011 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2011 H 40 18 1 V
24th Jul 2011 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers RLCC6 2011 H 54 6 1 V
31st Jul 2011 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2011 A 46 26 1 V
6th Aug 2011 L 3 Wigan Warriors RLCCSF 2011 N 12 18 V
12th Aug 2011 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 H 19 6 V
21st Aug 2011 L 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 A 22 24 V
2nd Sep 2011 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2011 H 31 6 V
10th Sep 2011 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2011 A 34 16 V
18th Sep 2011 W 3 Wigan Warriors SLPOQSF 2011 A 26 18 V
1st Oct 2011 W 3 Wigan Warriors SLPOESF 2011 H 26 18 V
8th Oct 2011 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2011 N 16 32 1 V
19th Feb 2012 D 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2012 A 36 36 1 V
24th Feb 2012 L 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2012 H 32 34 V
4th Mar 2012 L 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2012 A 16 17 V
9th Mar 2012 L 3 Hull FC SL 2012 H 10 22 V
17th Mar 2012 L 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2012 A 8 12 V
25th Mar 2012 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2012 H 46 6 V
30th Mar 2012 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2012 A 28 16 V
6th Apr 2012 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2012 H 10 28 V
9th Apr 2012 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2012 A 18 12 1 V
15th Apr 2012 W 3 Widnes Vikings RLCC4 2012 A 40 38 V
20th Apr 2012 W 3 Widnes Vikings SL 2012 H 62 0 1 V
27th Apr 2012 W 3 Oldham Roughyeds RLCC5 2012 A 76 0 1 V
4th May 2012 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2012 H 38 12 V
12th May 2012 L 3 Wigan Warriors RLCC6 2012 A 4 18 V
21st May 2012 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2012 A 31 18 V
27th May 2012 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2012 N 16 42 V
3rd Jun 2012 D 3 Hull FC SL 2012 A 18 18 V
8th Jun 2012 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2012 H 54 0 V
22nd Jun 2012 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2012 A 32 10 1 V
29th Jun 2012 W 3 Hull KR SL 2012 H 34 28 V
8th Jul 2012 W 3 Widnes Vikings SL 2012 A 24 23 1 V
20th Jul 2012 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2012 A 20 15 V
29th Jul 2012 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2012 H 46 12 V
6th Aug 2012 L 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2012 H 12 22 1 V
12th Aug 2012 L 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2012 A 32 33 V
7th Sep 2012 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2012 A 26 18 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 56 OTHER 2 = 58
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 58
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