Shaun Allen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
23-09-1965
N/A
08-10-1982
Hare and Hounds ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-09-1983 v Castleford
Bradford Northern
1989- Oldham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1983-1988
145 (53)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
18
0
0
72

BIOGRAPHY

Shaun Allen by Dave Dooley:

This smooth running centre was signed from local amateur outfit Hare and Hounds ARL on the 8th of October, 1982. Shaun had knack of giving the perfect timely pass and was a very sound defender. He made his debut against Castleford on the 11th. of September 1983 in the 22 points to 10 home loss. Shaun scored his first try for the Saints in the match against Wakefield Trinity when the Saints went down by 31 points to 22 on January 8th, 1984. He went on to score another 3 tries that season including a brace against Oldham in a match when Shaun played on the wing.

The signing of Mal Meninga and Phil Veivers sent a tsunami of optimism through the town and filled the team with confidence for the 1984/5 campaign. Under the astute direction of coach Billy Benyon, Shaun and the Saints mounted their assault on the game`s prizes. Meninga`s presence inspired great confidence in the team and Shaun enjoyed his best ever season with the Saints. His first honour with the first team came in the momentous Lancashire Cup Final when a sparkling team performance defeated the old foe in their own backyard. Throughout the campaign he hardly missed a game scoring five tries in 36 appearances. In the last match of the campaign Shaun was substitute returned as Saints dominated Hull KR in the Premiership Final by 36 points to 16 at Elland Road. In the last move of the match Shaun was on hand to follow up a Neil Holding break and deliver a signature lobbed pass to Barrie Ledger. Shaun cheered with the rest of us as his wingman raced in for the final try unopposed.

Shaun operated in much the same vein the following season although Saints missed out on the silverware despite an extended unbeaten run in the league at the end of the season. For the 1986/7 campaign the Saints were blessed with talent in the centres. Shaun had to compete for places in the team with the likes of Paul Loughlin, Steve Halliwell, Mark Elia and Steve Bayliss. Opportunities were relatively few but Shaun occupied the substitutes bench on no less than 16 occasions as well as making 13 starts in the centre, second row and even loose forward. In this capacity he demonstrated his utility value to the team. It was the competition that robbed Shaun of a place in the 1987 Challenge Cup Final against Halifax.

The following season was virtually a wipeout for Shaun as his only two starts were at hooker and in the second row. He did return to the bench for the last four matches of the season. He watched his team-mates carry off the John Player Cup in February 1988. His last season with the club brought him more into contention with 6 starts and 8 appearances from the substitutes bench. His only try that campaign was against Widnes in the first round loss in the Lancashire Cup. Shaun`s final match in Saints` colours was against Bradford Northern on the 19th of February 1989 as Saints prevailed by 16 points to 12.

Shaun Allen`s career stretched six seasons over 145 appearances (92 starts and 53 substitute appearances) in which he scored 18 tries but set up many more for his wingers in red and white.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1983~84 4 0 0 27
1984~85 5 0 0 36
1985~865 0 0 33
1986~873 0 0 33
1987~88 0 0 0 8
1988~89 1 0 0 14
TOTALS:18 0 0 151
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830001
1983~843003
1984~85 3006
1985~86 1001
1986~870001
1987~881001
1988~890002
TOTALS:80015

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
22nd May 1983 D 17 Warrington* Fr Testimonial 1982~83 A 16 16 VIEW
7th Aug 1983 W 16 Huyton* Fr Charity 1983~84 H 48 14 2 VIEW
10th Aug 1983 W 16 Widnes * Fr Testimonial 1983~84 H 44 20 VIEW
14th Aug 1983 W 17 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1983~84 A 32 10 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1983 L 3 Castleford L 1983~84 H 10 22 VIEW
14th Sep 1983 L 14 Warrington LC2 1983~84 H 26 30 VIEW
18th Sep 1983 L 3 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 A 10 14 VIEW
2nd Oct 1983 L 14 Oldham L 1983~84 A 6 32 VIEW
30th Oct 1983 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 H 19 13 VIEW
13th Nov 1983 L 3 Leigh L 1983~84 A 12 20 VIEW
26th Dec 1983 L 3 Wigan L 1983~84 A 8 12 VIEW
1st Jan 1984 L 3 Widnes L 1983~84 H 12 20 VIEW
8th Jan 1984 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 A 22 31 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1984 L 3 Hull L 1983~84 A 24 30 VIEW
15th Jan 1984 W 3 Whitehaven L 1983~84 H 40 10 VIEW
22nd Jan 1984 W 3 Fulham L 1983~84 A 30 0 VIEW
5th Feb 1984 W 3 Salford L 1983~84 H 20 0 VIEW
25th Feb 1984 W 3 Hull CC2 1983~84 H 24 14 VIEW
4th Mar 1984 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1983~84 A 21 13 VIEW
11th Mar 1984 L 15 Wigan CC3 1983~84 H 7 16 VIEW
16th Mar 1984 W 15 Hull L 1983~84 H 22 10 VIEW
20th Mar 1984 W 3 Warrington L 1983~84 H 37 25 VIEW
25th Mar 1984 L 14 Castleford L 1983~84 A 22 26 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1984 W 5 Oldham L 1983~84 H 31 20 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1984 W 14 Leigh L 1983~84 H 37 12 VIEW
10th Apr 1984 W 3 Leeds L 1983~84 H 20 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1984 W 3 Whitehaven L 1983~84 A 27 21 VIEW
20th Apr 1984 W 3 Wigan L 1983~84 H 20 13 VIEW
23rd Apr 1984 D 14 Widnes L 1983~84 A 28 28 VIEW
29th Apr 1984 W 3 Warrington PT1 1983~84 A 19 13 VIEW
7th May 1984 L 3 Hull K.R. PTSF 1983~84 A 16 21 VIEW
19th Aug 1984 W 16 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 VIEW
26th Aug 1984 W 14 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 VIEW
2nd Sep 1984 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 H 25 10 VIEW
9th Sep 1984 W 3 Leeds L 1984~85 A 21 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1984 W 3 Runcorn Highfield LC1 1984~85 H 58 14 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1984 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 VIEW
26th Sep 1984 W 3 Barrow LC2 1984~85 A 26 10 VIEW
30th Sep 1984 L 3 Bradford Northern L 1984~85 A 10 30 VIEW
7th Oct 1984 W 3 Castleford L 1984~85 H 30 16 VIEW
10th Oct 1984 W 3 Leigh LCSF 1984~85 H 31 10 VIEW
14th Oct 1984 W 6 Hunslet L 1984~85 A 32 14 VIEW
17th Oct 1984 W 3 Halifax L 1984~85 H 42 14 VIEW
21st Oct 1984 W 3 Oldham L 1984~85 H 32 5 VIEW
28th Oct 1984 W 3 Wigan LCF 1984~85 A 26 18 VIEW
4th Nov 1984 W 3 Warrington L 1984~85 A 20 14 VIEW
11th Nov 1984 W 3 Barrow L 1984~85 H 59 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1984 W 3 Keighley JP1 1984~85 H 60 8 VIEW
2nd Dec 1984 D 3 Bradford Northern JP2 1984~85 A 12 12 VIEW
22nd Dec 1984 L 1 Halifax JP3 1984~85 H 8 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1984 L 1 Wigan L 1984~85 H 22 30 VIEW
30th Jan 1985 L 14 Castleford L 1984~85 A 12 30 VIEW
3rd Feb 1985 W 3 Leigh L 1984~85 H 56 16 1 VIEW
21st Feb 1985 L 3 Hull K.R. CC1 1984~85 H 3 8 VIEW
24th Feb 1985 W 3 Barrow L 1984~85 A 31 16 VIEW
3rd Mar 1985 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 A 14 13 VIEW
8th Mar 1985 L 3 Oldham L 1984~85 A 18 20 VIEW
10th Mar 1985 W 3 Workington Town L 1984~85 H 62 0 VIEW
22nd Mar 1985 W 14 Hull L 1984~85 H 47 18 VIEW
31st Mar 1985 W 3 Warrington L 1984~85 H 30 28 VIEW
5th Apr 1985 W 3 Wigan L 1984~85 A 30 19 VIEW
8th Apr 1985 W 14 Widnes L 1984~85 H 28 22 VIEW
14th Apr 1985 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 H 30 14 VIEW
17th Apr 1985 W 3 Hunslet L 1984~85 H 68 7 VIEW
19th Apr 1985 W 3 Workington Town L 1984~85 A 42 13 VIEW
21st Apr 1985 L 3 Leigh L 1984~85 A 26 30 VIEW
27th Apr 1985 W 3 Widnes PT1 1984~85 H 26 2 1 VIEW
7th May 1985 W 14 Wigan PTSF 1984~85 H 37 14 1 VIEW
11th May 1985 W 14 Hull K.R. PTF 1984~85 N 36 16 VIEW
26th May 1985 L 4 Canterbury* Fr Tour 1984~85 C 24 30 VIEW
29th May 1985 L 3 Waikato* Fr Tour 1984~85 H 24 34 VIEW
2nd Jun 1985 L 3 Manukau * Fr Tour 1984~85 A 10 26 VIEW
3rd Jun 1985 W 6 Northland * Fr Tour 1984~85 W 42 12 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1985 D 6 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup 1985~86 A 18 18 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1985 W 4 Swinton L 1985~86 A 32 14 VIEW
4th Sep 1985 W 4 Warrington L 1985~86 H 12 6 VIEW
8th Sep 1985 W 4 York L 1985~86 H 30 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1985 W 4 Carlisle LC1 1985~86 H 72 8 VIEW
22nd Sep 1985 L 3 Leeds L 1985~86 A 8 21 VIEW
25th Sep 1985 W 3 Whitehaven LC2 1985~86 H 26 8 VIEW
29th Sep 1985 L 3 Hull L 1985~86 H 22 35 VIEW
2nd Oct 1985 L 15 Wigan LCSF 1985~86 A 2 30 VIEW
3rd Nov 1985 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 A 38 12 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1985 W 3 Dewsbury JP1 1985~86 H 42 6 VIEW
8th Dec 1985 D 14 Leeds L 1985~86 H 12 12 VIEW
11th Dec 1985 W 14 Hull JP3 1985~86 H 57 14 VIEW
15th Dec 1985 D 14 Hull L 1985~86 A 20 20 Y VIEW
21st Dec 1985 L 14 Hull K.R. JPSF 1985~86 N 4 22 VIEW
26th Dec 1985 L 4 Wigan L 1985~86 A 14 38 VIEW
5th Jan 1986 L 13 Halifax L 1985~86 A 18 27 VIEW
12th Jan 1986 L 13 Warrington L 1985~86 A 16 26 VIEW
19th Jan 1986 L 13 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 VIEW
2nd Feb 1986 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 H 44 14 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1986 W 14 Halifax L 1985~86 H 22 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1986 L 14 Wigan CC2 1985~86 A 14 24 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1986 W 14 York L 1985~86 A 18 11 VIEW
19th Mar 1986 W 14 Salford L 1985~86 H 28 10 VIEW
23rd Mar 1986 W 14 Dewsbury L 1985~86 A 18 12 VIEW
28th Mar 1986 W 14 Wigan L 1985~86 H 18 13 VIEW
31st Mar 1986 W 13 Widnes L 1985~86 A 16 6 VIEW
2nd Apr 1986 W 13 Oldham L 1985~86 A 38 12 VIEW
6th Apr 1986 W 13 Swinton L 1985~86 H 24 14 VIEW
9th Apr 1986 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1985~86 A 22 13 VIEW
13th Apr 1986 W 3 Salford L 1985~86 A 30 28 VIEW
16th Apr 1986 W 3 Castleford L 1985~86 H 62 12 VIEW
20th Apr 1986 W 3 Oldham L 1985~86 H 44 12 1 VIEW
27th Apr 1986 L 3 Leeds PT1 1985~86 H 22 38 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1986 W 3 Sheffield Eagles* Fr 1986~87 A 26 25 VIEW
31st Aug 1986 W 14 Leigh L 1986~87 H 50 18 VIEW
3rd Sep 1986 W 14 Salford L 1986~87 A 38 4 VIEW
7th Sep 1986 W 14 Leeds L 1986~87 A 40 20 VIEW
14th Sep 1986 W 14 Carlisle LC1 1986~87 H 112 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1986 W 14 Halifax L 1986~87 H 38 16 Y VIEW
24th Sep 1986 W 14 Warrington LC2 1986~87 H 19 15 VIEW
28th Sep 1986 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 A 36 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1986 L 14 Wigan LCSF 1986~87 A 16 22 Y VIEW
5th Oct 1986 W 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 H 32 11 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1986 W 14 Barrow L 1986~87 A 34 12 VIEW
17th Oct 1986 W 14 Salford L 1986~87 H 32 14 VIEW
2nd Nov 1986 L 14 Australia Tour 1986~87 H 8 32 VIEW
9th Nov 1986 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1986~87 A 44 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1986 W 14 Oldham L 1986~87 A 18 17 VIEW
30th Nov 1986 W 3 Whitehaven JP1 1986~87 A 10 8 VIEW
6th Dec 1986 W 3 Castleford JP2 1986~87 A 26 22 VIEW
14th Dec 1986 L 3 Warrington JP3 1986~87 H 20 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1987 L 14 Widnes L 1986~87 A 10 16 Y VIEW
4th Jan 1987 L 13 Halifax L 1986~87 A 19 20 VIEW
8th Feb 1987 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 A 30 6 VIEW
22nd Feb 1987 W 14 Bradford Northern L 1986~87 H 40 14 1 VIEW
4th Mar 1987 L 3 Castleford L 1986~87 A 10 12 VIEW
17th Mar 1987 L 3 Hull L 1986~87 A 22 36 1 VIEW
22nd Mar 1987 D 15 Warrington L 1986~87 A 17 17 VIEW
25th Mar 1987 W 6 Leigh L 1986~87 A 16 8 VIEW
29th Mar 1987 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1986~87 H 44 22 VIEW
1st Apr 1987 L 12 Castleford L 1986~87 H 8 10 VIEW
5th Apr 1987 W 14 Leeds L 1986~87 H 24 22 VIEW
8th Apr 1987 W 6 Barrow L 1986~87 H 26 4 VIEW
12th Apr 1987 L 4 Bradford Northern L 1986~87 A 4 18 VIEW
17th Apr 1987 L 6 Wigan L 1986~87 A 12 42 VIEW
20th Apr 1987 L 14 Widnes L 1986~87 H 24 30 Y VIEW
10th May 1987 L 14 Warrington PTSF 1986~87 H 8 18 VIEW
14th Aug 1987 W 14 Sheffield Eagles* Fr 1987~88 H 40 2 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1987 L 11 Leigh LC1 1987~88 A 21 27 VIEW
20th Mar 1988 W 14 Swinton L 1987~88 A 34 18 Y VIEW
1st Apr 1988 L 15 Wigan L 1987~88 H 9 10 VIEW
13th Apr 1988 W 9 Hull L 1987~88 A 20 8 VIEW
17th Apr 1988 W 14 Swinton L 1987~88 H 52 4 VIEW
24th Apr 1988 W 14 Castleford PT1 1987~88 H 40 8 VIEW
8th May 1988 W 14 Bradford Northern PTSF 1987~88 H 24 10 VIEW
15th May 1988 L 14 Widnes PTF 1987~88 N 14 38 VIEW
14th Aug 1988 W 3 Widnes* Fr Charity 1988~89 H 28 16 VIEW
21st Aug 1988 D 13 Past Players XIII* Fr Testimonial 1988~89 H 52 52 VIEW
28th Aug 1988 W 15 Bradford Northern L 1988~89 H 23 16 VIEW
4th Sep 1988 W 11 Warrington L 1988~89 A 25 14 VIEW
11th Sep 1988 D 11 Castleford L 1988~89 H 14 14 VIEW
18th Sep 1988 L 11 Widnes LC1 1988~89 A 24 32 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1988 L 3 Leeds L 1988~89 A 0 32 VIEW
2nd Oct 1988 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1988~89 H 30 14 VIEW
9th Oct 1988 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1988~89 A 30 22 VIEW
6th Nov 1988 W 15 Salford L 1988~89 H 30 14 VIEW
13th Nov 1988 W 15 York JP1 1988~89 A 14 6 VIEW
20th Nov 1988 L 15 Castleford L 1988~89 A 12 46 VIEW
27th Nov 1988 W 11 Hull JP2 1988~89 H 16 13 VIEW
13th Dec 1988 L 15 Hull L 1988~89 A 12 21 VIEW
1st Jan 1989 L 15 Widnes L 1988~89 A 22 29 VIEW
19th Feb 1989 W 15 Bradford Northern L 1988~89 A 16 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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