Steve Bayliss

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
07-07-1960
N/A
01-03-1980
Ystradgynlais RUFC- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-03-1980 v York
Castleford
1987- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1979-1981
52 (6)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
16
0
0
48

BIOGRAPHY


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Steve, who originally played for Ystradgynlais and Neath, was a hard working back with a good defence and support play. He had tremendous upper body strength. He played 42 matches for the Saints and scored 16 tries. The red headed winger or centre scored a hat trick against Castleford in September 1981. Steve moved to play with Fulham in 1982 and represented Wales at rugby league. He also had a a season with Lezignan Sangliers in France in 1986.

Dave Dooley

Steve Bayliss by Adrian Lawrenson

Recruited from Ystradgynlais and Neath as a 20 year, Steve was a pacy, strong red-haired lad who came into a struggling team. He played an A team trial in February 1980 and after 20 minutes or so he hadn’t touched the ball. A wag in the crowd shouted “You are going to have to go looking for the ball, son, if you want to make an impression.” Right on cue Bayliss got the ball and sliced through the opposition defenders; got to the line and instead of putting the ball down passed it over the line to the Saints right winger who had switched off and he dropped the pass!

Steve was injury prone in his first spell at Saints but when fit he was part of a revival in early 1980 which proved to be a false dawn. His luck was summed up when falling on a ball in the Saints’ in goal against Warrington on 23 November 1980. He somehow caught his elbow on a brick that had been somehow left lying around and the subsequent damage kept him out for a few months.

He seemed to become somewhat disillusioned in 1982 and left to play in the Fulham Revolution and also had a season in France with Lezignan Sangliers in 1986. Alex Murphy brought him back to the club in 1987 when he played a further 10 games which ironically for a fine attacking player, he failed to score. His defensive qualities, however, were excellent.

Steve first made his senior debut against York on 4 March 1980 and he played for Wales against England in 1981, while still a Saints player. There was a feeling that there was more to this player than circumstances allowed and after his last match against Castleford on 4 March 1987, he apparently drifted from the game.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1979~801 0 0 3
1980~81 5 0 0 16
1981~8210 0 0 23
1986~87 0 0 0 10
TOTALS:16 0 0 52
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1980~811001
1981~820001
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Mar 1980
W
3 York L 1979~80 H 25 16 VIEW
23rd Mar 1980
W
5 Wakefield Trinity L 1979~80 A 24 19 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1980
L
4 Leeds L 1979~80 H 15 22 VIEW
10th Aug 1980
W
15 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1980~81 H 30 12 1 VIEW
24th Aug 1980
L
14 Widnes LC2 1980~81 A 20 22 1 VIEW
31st Aug 1980
W
3 Bradford Northern L 1980~81 H 16 6 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1980
L
3 Castleford L 1980~81 A 21 22 VIEW
14th Sep 1980
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1980~81 H 14 16 VIEW
19th Oct 1980
L
4 Warrington L 1980~81 A 11 15 VIEW
26th Oct 1980
L
3 Castleford L 1980~81 H 5 8 VIEW
9th Nov 1980
W
14 Leigh L 1980~81 A 21 7 VIEW
16th Nov 1980
W
4 Workington Town L 1980~81 H 18 8 1 VIEW
23rd Nov 1980
L
3 Warrington JP1 1980~81 H 12 14 VIEW
6th Apr 1981
W
3 Warrington L 1980~81 H 29 9 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1981
W
3 Halifax L 1980~81 H 31 22 VIEW
17th Apr 1981
W
3 Oldham L 1980~81 A 21 18 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1981
W
3 Hull L 1980~81 H 26 6 VIEW
21st Apr 1981
W
3 Widnes L 1980~81 H 24 9 VIEW
29th Apr 1981
W
3 Bradford Northern PT1 1980~81 A 14 12 VIEW
10th May 1981
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers PT2 1980~81 A 17 30 VIEW
30th Aug 1981
W
3 Fulham L 1981~82 H 35 4 VIEW
2nd Sep 1981
L
2 Leigh LCSF 1981~82 A 6 20 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1981
W
3 Castleford L 1981~82 A 32 17 3 VIEW
11th Oct 1981
W
14 Bradford Northern L 1981~82 H 20 8 1 VIEW
18th Oct 1981
D
3 Barrow JP1 1981~82 H 16 16 VIEW
22nd Oct 1981
L
3 Barrow JP1 (rep) 1981~82 A 0 17 VIEW
25th Oct 1981
D
2 Featherstone Rovers L 1981~82 A 8 8 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1981
L
2 Wakefield Trinity L 1981~82 A 9 16 VIEW
15th Nov 1981
W
3 Bradford Northern L 1981~82 A 20 8 VIEW
22nd Nov 1981
L
3 Barrow L 1981~82 A 5 7 VIEW
6th Dec 1981
W
2 Whitehaven L 1981~82 A 9 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1982
W
4 Widnes L 1981~82 H 13 10 VIEW
3rd Jan 1982
L
4 Leeds L 1981~82 A 4 30 VIEW
20th Jan 1982
L
4 Castleford L 1981~82 H 10 40 VIEW
3rd Mar 1982
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L 1981~82 H 14 4 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1982
W
2 Warrington L 1981~82 H 18 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1982
W
5 Fulham L 1981~82 A 17 2 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1982
L
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1981~82 H 16 28 VIEW
9th Apr 1982
W
2 Wigan L 1981~82 H 13 11 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1982
W
2 Widnes L 1981~82 A 21 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1982
W
2 Barrow L 1981~82 H 15 6 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1982
L
2 Hull L 1981~82 H 13 14 VIEW
25th Apr 1982
L
2 Wigan L 1981~82 A 5 23 VIEW
5th Jun 1982
D
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Testimonial 1981~82 L 18 18 VIEW
21st Dec 1986
W
14 Oldham L 1986~87 H 28 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1986
L
14 Wigan L 1986~87 H 4 12 VIEW
21st Jan 1987
W
3 Swinton CCP 1986~87 H 18 16 VIEW
25th Jan 1987
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L 1986~87 H 43 14 VIEW
5th Feb 1987
W
3 Dewsbury CC1 1986~87 A 48 12 VIEW
8th Feb 1987
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1986~87 A 30 6 VIEW
14th Feb 1987
W
3 Oldham CC2 1986~87 A 24 14 VIEW
18th Feb 1987
W
14 Warrington L 1986~87 H 42 22 VIEW
22nd Feb 1987
W
5 Bradford Northern L 1986~87 H 40 14 VIEW
4th Mar 1987
L
5 Castleford L 1986~87 A 10 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 32 | LOSSES : 19 | DRAWS : 3

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