Stanley Brogden *
This classy Centre played whilst on loan from the Hull club. His abilities shone through as he scored four tries in four games in September and October 1944. This haul included a hat trick in the match against Oldham. In 1939 he was a Chair Maker by trade and living in St Stephens Road, Bradford. He died in that city in June 1981, aged 71.
Dave Dooley A further appraisal, by SHS.
One of the quirks of the war years was the potential availability of star players for other clubs as a result of their postings in the military. Saints were delighted to secure the services of one of the greatest English players of the inter-war years when Stan Brogden made himself available.
Br> A lightening threequarter, who would very often take part in professional sprinting competitions, Stan was born in Holbeck in 1910. Beginning his career with Bradford Northern, he was signed by Huddersfield for a one thousand pound fee in 1929, where he made 156 appearances, scoring 90 tries.
In 1934 Leeds paid a world record fee of £1,200 to secure his services. He later joined Hull and had further spells at Rochdale Hornets, Bradford Northern and Salford. He won every honour at club level and was a seasoned international, being selected for two Australian tours in 1932 and 1936. What a pity that he never played for the Saints. A true rugby league legend!
|Season (Official Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|Season (Other Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|2nd Sep 1944||
|23rd Sep 1944||
|30th Sep 1944||
|14th Oct 1944||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
|WINS : 2 | LOSSES : 1 | DRAWS : 1|
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