Alan Briers

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
31-12-1936
N/A
03-02-1953
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
14-04-1959 v Hull
Castleford
1962- Widnes
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1962
71 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
17
0
0
51

BIOGRAPHY

Alan Briers by Dave Dooley:

Alan was one of the first players from Blackbrook ARLFC to join the professional ranks. He spent the majority of his career at St.Helens as a utility back. Alan made his debut against Hull in April 1958 as a stand-off half and played centre to Tom Van Vollenhoven on several occasions. A competent footballer, he became frustrated at the lack of a regular First Team place at Knowsley Road and was snapped up by Widnes. He soon made the right centre position his own and won a Challenge Cup winners medal at the end of his first season with the Chemics in 1964, together with two former Saints - Jim Measures and Vince Karalius. Alan retired from rugby in 1966.

After his debut appearance in the Championship winning season of 1958/9 he had to wait until the next campaign to press for a longer run in the first team. Saints topped the table again in the 1959/60 season with Alan appearing in 19 matches and scoring 6 tries in the process. His first try for the club was against Rochdale Hornets in a 40 points to 4 away victory. He also scored a brace against Warrington in the same campaign. However, more importantly his slick service helped the great Tom Van Vollenhoven amass a stunning 54 tries.

Alan played at stand off and scrum half as well as in the centres and his solid performances progressed the Saints to more trophies over the next few seasons. Despite making 20 and 21 appearances respectively in the 1960/1 and 1961/2 campaigns Alan missed out on Saints` glory finals at Wembley and in the Lancashire Cup and this eventually encouraged him to seek success elsewhere.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~590 0 0 1
1959~606 0 0 19
1960~611 0 0 20
1961~62 7 0 0 21
1962~633 0 0 10
TOTALS:17 0 0 71
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1962~631002
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
14th Apr 1959
W
6 Hull L 1958~59 H 37 16 VIEW
12th Dec 1959
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 A 40 4 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1959
W
7 Wigan L 1959~60 A 19 7 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1960
W
7 Leigh L 1959~60 A 12 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1960
W
7 Workington Town L 1959~60 A 21 6 VIEW
9th Jan 1960
W
7 Warrington L 1959~60 H 40 6 2 VIEW
16th Jan 1960
W
7 Barrow L 1959~60 A 16 8 VIEW
23rd Jan 1960
W
7 Oldham L 1959~60 H 27 6 VIEW
30th Jan 1960
D
7 Salford L 1959~60 A 2 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1960
W
7 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 A 26 7 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1960
L
7 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1959~60 H 10 15 VIEW
20th Feb 1960
W
6 Dewsbury L 1959~60 H 25 4 VIEW
5th Mar 1960
W
7 Warrington L 1959~60 A 19 16 VIEW
19th Mar 1960
L
7 Halifax L 1959~60 A 15 20 VIEW
2nd Apr 1960
W
7 Swinton L 1959~60 H 46 10 1 VIEW
16th Apr 1960
W
7 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1960
W
7 Hull L 1959~60 A 10 7 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960
W
7 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 VIEW
26th Apr 1960
W
7 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 VIEW
7th May 1960
L
7 Wigan ChSF 1959~60 H 9 19 VIEW
13th Aug 1960
L
7 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 VIEW
7th Sep 1960
W
6 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Sep 1960
W
7 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 VIEW
21st Sep 1960
W
3 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 VIEW
12th Oct 1960
W
3 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 1 VIEW
3rd Dec 1960
L
7 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 VIEW
24th Dec 1960
W
6 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1960
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1961
W
6 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 VIEW
7th Jan 1961
W
6 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1961
W
6 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 VIEW
4th Feb 1961
L
6 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961
D
6 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 VIEW
4th Mar 1961
W
6 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 VIEW
21st Mar 1961
W
7 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 VIEW
25th Mar 1961
W
7 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1961
L
3 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 VIEW
3rd Apr 1961
L
7 Swinton L 1960~61 H 3 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1961
W
3 Hull L 1960~61 A 9 4 VIEW
25th Apr 1961
W
7 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 VIEW
16th Sep 1961
W
6 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1961
W
6 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 VIEW
30th Sep 1961
L
6 Hull L 1961~62 H 22 25 VIEW
7th Oct 1961
W
6 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1961
W
6 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1961
L
6 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 VIEW
6th Jan 1962
W
4 Barrow L 1961~62 H 30 6 VIEW
13th Jan 1962
L
6 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1962
L
6 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 VIEW
17th Feb 1962
W
6 Salford L 1961~62 H 17 12 VIEW
24th Mar 1962
W
6 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 VIEW
31st Mar 1962
W
4 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962
W
3 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1962
W
4 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 VIEW
9th Apr 1962
W
3 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1962
W
3 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1962
L
3 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1962
W
3 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 1 VIEW
23rd Apr 1962
W
3 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1962
L
3 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 VIEW
2nd May 1962
W
3 Huddersfield L 1961~62 A 16 9 VIEW
7th May 1962
W
3 SHAPE Indians* Fr 1962~63 H 43 8 1 VIEW
10th Aug 1962
W
3 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1962~63 H 33 2 VIEW
18th Aug 1962
W
3 Salford WDC 1962~63 A 35 24 1 VIEW
22nd Aug 1962
W
3 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1962
W
3 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 VIEW
30th Aug 1962
W
3 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 A 16 9 VIEW
1st Sep 1962
W
3 Salford WDC 1962~63 H 59 0 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1962
W
3 Liverpool City LC1 1962~63 H 22 0 VIEW
15th Sep 1962
W
3 Leigh WDC 1962~63 A 20 10 VIEW
18th Sep 1962
W
3 Blackpool Borough LC2 1962~63 A 14 3 VIEW
6th Oct 1962
L
3 Warrington L 1962~63 A 13 21 VIEW
13th Oct 1962
D
3 Castleford L 1962~63 H 10 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 55 | LOSSES : 15 | DRAWS : 3

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