|John Chadwick by SHS |
During the Second World war, it was an achievement just for rugby league clubs to keep going, as a result of the shortage of players generally to the Armed forces and population movements overall. Recorder in the St. Helens Reporter told of Saints’ plight for the game at Halifax [30th September 1944]: “They had a scratch team and were two men short, borrowing Manley and Chadwick from Halifax, who scarcely helped them to be a cohesive side”.
The second-rower John played 62 matches for Halifax from 1937-1942. His one and only appearance for the Saints ended in a disappointing 36-5 defeat. John died in Halifax in April 1995, aged 73.
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