Ossie Griffiths

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
12-01-1909
N/A
18-08-1934
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-08-1934 v Widnes
Halifax
1939- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1934-1935
79 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY

Ossie Griffiths by Alex Service

In what was becoming a transitional period for the St.Helens club, the mid 1930s saw several stars sold to offset mounting debt and new faces come in. Amongst those was Ossie Griffiths, who added much-needed forward power and guile to a relatively inexperienced pack. The St.Helens Newspaper describes the signing thus: “On Tuesday evening the Committee came to terms with Oswald Thomas Griffiths, the Wigan loose forward. It is understood that the transfer was agreed upon between the St.Helens and Wigan clubs at the time that Ellaby was transferred to Wigan, but it was only on Tuesday evening that Griffiths actually signed. He is famed for his brilliant handling ability. He can handle as well as any threequarter and that is one of the prime reasons why he has gained the reputation he now possesses as a utility man. Those who saw Wigan triumph over Salford in the final of the Rugby League Championship will not readily forget the display which Griffiths gave that day. In his Rugby Union days, Griffiths and Lemon were colleagues.”

One of the problems for Ossie was a regular position, but he was really a loose-forward. A former member of the Cwmavon junior club in his native Wales, he made a superb start to his career at St.Helens with 42 appearances in his first season at Knowsley Road. Yet he was never to sustain that particular level of success. Ossie joined Halifax on 30/11/1935, where he played 53 matches for the Thrum Hallers, before coming back to St.Helens on 01/02/1938. He played in 79 matches for the Saints overall in his two spells, scoring six tries. Outside rugby Ossis was a General Labourer. By 1939, he had returned to South Wales and was living in Acquaduct Street, Port Talbot. Ossis died in Neath in December 1989, aged 80.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 3 0 0 42
1935~361 0 0 14
1937~38 0 0 0 1
1938~39 2 0 0 22
TOTALS:6 0 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Aug 1934
L
3 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 VIEW
1st Sep 1934
L
3 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1934
W
13 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 VIEW
15th Sep 1934
L
13 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1934
W
13 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1934
D
13 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1934
D
13 Liverpool Stanley LC2(rep) 1934~35 A 3 3 VIEW
28th Sep 1934
L
13 Liverpool Stanley LC2(2nd rep) 1934~35 N 9 12 VIEW
29th Sep 1934
L
13 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 1 VIEW
6th Oct 1934
W
13 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 H 7 2 VIEW
13th Oct 1934
L
13 Hunslet L 1934~35 A 0 15 VIEW
20th Oct 1934
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 VIEW
27th Oct 1934
L
13 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 VIEW
3rd Nov 1934
W
13 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1934
L
13 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 VIEW
17th Nov 1934
L
13 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 VIEW
24th Nov 1934
W
13 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 VIEW
1st Dec 1934
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 VIEW
8th Dec 1934
W
13 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1934
W
13 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 VIEW
22nd Dec 1934
L
13 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 VIEW
25th Dec 1934
W
13 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1934
W
13 Wigan L 1934~35 H 5 3 VIEW
29th Dec 1934
W
13 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 A 4 3 VIEW
5th Jan 1935
L
13 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1935
L
13 Hull L 1934~35 A 7 17 VIEW
19th Jan 1935
L
13 Hull L 1934~35 H 2 5 VIEW
26th Jan 1935
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 A 5 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1935
D
13 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1935
L
13 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 VIEW
16th Feb 1935
L
11 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1935
W
11 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 VIEW
2nd Mar 1935
L
11 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1935
L
11 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 VIEW
16th Mar 1935
L
11 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 VIEW
23rd Mar 1935
L
11 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1935
W
11 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 VIEW
6th Apr 1935
W
11 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1935
D
11 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 VIEW
19th Apr 1935
L
11 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 VIEW
23rd Apr 1935
W
11 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 VIEW
1st May 1935
L
11 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 VIEW
31st Aug 1935
L
13 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 VIEW
11th Sep 1935
W
11 Streatham & Mitcham LC1 1935~36 H 10 7 VIEW
21st Sep 1935
L
11 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 VIEW
25th Sep 1935
D
11 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 VIEW
28th Sep 1935
L
11 Swinton L 1935~36 A 3 46 VIEW
30th Sep 1935
W
11 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1935
W
11 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1935
W
11 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1935
L
11 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 VIEW
23rd Oct 1935
W
11 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1935
L
11 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1935
L
11 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 VIEW
9th Nov 1935
L
12 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 VIEW
16th Nov 1935
W
12 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 VIEW
26th Feb 1938
L
11 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938
L
12 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1938
W
12 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 VIEW
17th Dec 1938
W
12 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1938
W
12 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1938
L
12 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1938
L
12 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 VIEW
31st Dec 1938
L
12 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 A 5 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939
W
12 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939
L
12 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 VIEW
4th Feb 1939
L
12 Salford CC1 1938~39 A 0 11 VIEW
11th Feb 1939
W
12 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1939
L
12 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1939
W
12 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1939
L
12 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1939
L
12 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939
L
12 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 VIEW
8th Apr 1939
L
13 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1939
L
12 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939
L
12 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939
W
12 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 VIEW
29th Apr 1939
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 30 | LOSSES : 44 | DRAWS : 5

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