Brett French

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
27-03-1962
N/A
15-08-1985
Wynnum Manly- Aus
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
13-10-1985 v Castleford
Dewsbury
1986- North Sydney- Aus
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1985-1985
24 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
0
0
56

BIOGRAPHY

Brett French by Alex Service

Brett, known as ‘Bert’ began with Wynnum Manly in Queensland, the Seagulls, where his team-mates included the likes of Miles, Lewis, Wittenberg and Lindner – all famous names in Australian Rugby League folklore. A fast, incisive centre threequarter, he was a Queensland representative from 1983-88 and was a member of the Queensland squad that made a ground-breaking tour to the UK in 1983.
Brett signed for the Saints for the 1985-86 campaign and became a favourite with the crowd with his pace at left centre, scoring 14 tries in 24 appearances. The other overseas players at Knowsley Road at the time were Aussie Ross Conlon and Kiwi centre Mark Elia. Unfortunately the dominance of Wigan prevented the Saints from winning any major trophies, but the team was still capable of playing some excellent attacking football. Brett played his last match at Dewsbury, when his winger was local lad Denis Litherland, when the visitors won 18-12, but he also partnered Kevin Meadows on the left flank.
Brett’s career Down Under also included spells with North Sydney, for whom he made 65 appearances and the Gold Coast, where he made 35 starts. His brother Ian, who was also a State of Origin representative, was a powerful second-rower who enjoyed a successful spell with Castleford.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1985~86 14 0 0 24
TOTALS:14 0 0 24
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
13th Oct 1985
L
3 Castleford L 1985~86 A 18 32 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1985
W
4 Hull K.R. L 1985~86 H 39 22 1 VIEW
27th Oct 1985
L
4 New Zealand Tour 1985~86 H 8 46 VIEW
3rd Nov 1985
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 A 38 12 2 VIEW
10th Nov 1985
W
4 Dewsbury L 1985~86 H 24 6 1 VIEW
17th Nov 1985
W
4 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 A 18 9 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1985
W
4 Dewsbury JP1 1985~86 H 42 6 2 VIEW
1st Dec 1985
W
4 Doncaster JP2 1985~86 H 36 20 VIEW
8th Dec 1985
D
4 Leeds L 1985~86 H 12 12 VIEW
11th Dec 1985
W
4 Hull JP3 1985~86 H 57 14 VIEW
15th Dec 1985
D
4 Hull L 1985~86 A 20 20 1 VIEW
21st Dec 1985
L
4 Hull K.R. JPSF 1985~86 N 4 22 VIEW
26th Dec 1985
L
6 Wigan L 1985~86 A 14 38 VIEW
1st Jan 1986
L
4 Widnes L 1985~86 H 16 30 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1986
L
4 Halifax L 1985~86 A 18 27 VIEW
12th Jan 1986
L
4 Warrington L 1985~86 A 16 26 VIEW
19th Jan 1986
L
3 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 1 VIEW
2nd Feb 1986
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 H 44 14 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1986
W
4 Dewsbury CC1 1985~86 A 22 19 VIEW
2nd Mar 1986
W
4 Halifax L 1985~86 H 22 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1986
L
4 Wigan CC2 1985~86 A 14 24 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1986
W
4 York L 1985~86 A 18 11 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1986
W
4 Salford L 1985~86 H 28 10 VIEW
23rd Mar 1986
W
4 Dewsbury L 1985~86 A 18 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 13 | LOSSES : 9 | DRAWS : 2

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