Dai Harris

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-02-1879
N/A
01-1906
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-01-1906 v Normanton
Swinton
1907- Struck Off
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1905-1906
15 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

Dai Harris by SHS

Dai Harris was signed by the Saints from Wigan and played his first match against Normanton on 21st January 1906. He had played an impressive 44 times for the Riversiders since signing from Treherbert RUFC in Wales. He played as a centre for Wigan and played in the first rugby league international for the Other Nationalities team against England at Central Park, a great honour indeed. He was also a blacksmith by trade.

When he joined Saints he played on the left wing. Dai made a successful debut, scoring two tries and his centre that afternoon was David Traynor. For the rest of the campaign, however, it was the Cumbrian Billy Hillen. He played 15 times for the First Team in his first season as a Saint.

Dai was not particularly well-built, but he could certainly shift when it was needed, as his achievements at Wigan testified. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, he only managed a further two matches for the Saints in 1906-07, before being struck off the Players Register.

After his playing days we know that Dai married a lady from Wigan and moved back to morriston, Swansea,South Wales. However, the 1939 Census shows that the couple had moved up north again to be residing in Belmont Avenue, Billinge. Nevr the less, the couple returned to South Wales where Dain died inJune 1958 in Neath aged 79.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1905~06 4 0 0 13
1906~070 0 0 2
TOTALS:4 0 0 15
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Jan 1906
W
5 Normanton L 1905~06 H 28 3 2 VIEW
27th Jan 1906
L
5 Oldham L 1905~06 A 2 12 VIEW
3rd Feb 1906
L
5 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1906
W
5 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1906
L
5 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1906
W
5 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 VIEW
10th Mar 1906
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1906
D
3 Swinton L 1905~06 H 0 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1906
L
5 Leigh L 1905~06 H 8 15 VIEW
31st Mar 1906
W
3 Normanton L 1905~06 A 9 5 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1906
L
3 Wigan L 1905~06 A 6 37 VIEW
16th Apr 1906
L
3 Warrington L 1905~06 H 0 8 VIEW
21st Apr 1906
L
3 Hull L 1905~06 A 0 19 VIEW
8th Sep 1906
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 H 27 6 VIEW
6th Mar 1907
L
2 Swinton L 1906~07 A 11 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 6 | LOSSES : 8 | DRAWS : 1

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