Bob Blackwood

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
13-11-1948
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
17-02-1968 v Batley
Bramley
1971- Widnes
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1967-1971
22 (6)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
7
0
0
21

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Blackwood by Alex Service

Whitehaven born, Bob signed for the Saints in February 1967. He was a big unit, with great utility value. Consequently he could play in the threequarters or back row with equal effectiveness. He appeared on the left wing in the 1971 Championship Final against Wigan at Station Road, when he scored in the corner to keep Saints hopes alive in the match. The immaculate conversion which followed from Kel Coslett was one of the most crucial in the club’s history, eventually paving the way for Billy Benyons late winning try.

Bob was transferred to Widnes in April 1972 for £2,000 and he played in two Floodlit finals, a Lancashire Cup final and a John Player final with the Chemics. He then moved to Wigan where he took part in another Lancashire Cup final before signing for Workington. A Cumbrian county player, with a great appetite for tackling with those spade-like hands, Bob signed for Oldham in 1979. He still lives in the St.Helens area and is seen at Saints Past Player functions.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1967~68 1 0 0 10
1968~69 1 0 0 3
1970~713 0 0 4
1971~722 0 0 10
TOTALS:7 0 0 27
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1969~700001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
27th Jan 1968 L 14 Workington Town L 1967~68 A 5 14 Y VIEW
17th Feb 1968 W 3 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 VIEW
23rd Feb 1968 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 1 VIEW
26th Feb 1968 W 3 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 VIEW
6th Mar 1968 W 3 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 VIEW
9th Mar 1968 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 A 23 7 VIEW
23rd Mar 1968 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 A 3 23 VIEW
19th Apr 1968 W 14 Halifax Ch1 1967~68 H 31 2 Y VIEW
24th Apr 1968 W 14 Warrington Ch2 1967~68 H 20 0 VIEW
27th Apr 1968 L 14 Hull K.R. ChSF 1967~68 A 10 23 VIEW
21st Mar 1969 W 3 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 VIEW
12th Apr 1969 L 14 Workington Town L 1968~69 H 5 8 Y VIEW
15th Apr 1969 W 2 Oldham L 1968~69 A 17 2 1 VIEW
9th Aug 1969 W 2 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1969~70 A 32 4 VIEW
30th Apr 1971 W 5 Hull Ch2 1970~71 H 30 5 1 VIEW
7th May 1971 W 5 Leeds ChSF 1970~71 H 22 7 1 VIEW
22nd May 1971 W 5 Wigan ChF 1970~71 N 16 12 1 VIEW
5th Jun 1971 W 14 St. Gaudens ECF(2) 1970~71 H 62 0 VIEW
21st Aug 1971 W 5 Hull L 1971~72 H 30 14 VIEW
27th Aug 1971 W 5 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1971 W 5 Workington Town L 1971~72 H 21 14 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1971 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1971 W 14 Halifax L 1971~72 H 14 10 VIEW
21st Sep 1971 W 12 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 VIEW
2nd Oct 1971 W 14 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 VIEW
9th Oct 1971 L 14 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1971 W 14 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 Y VIEW
6th Nov 1971 W 14 Dewsbury L 1971~72 A 4 2 Y VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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