Brian Hogan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
10-12-1947
N/A
15-10-1964
Parr Central
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-01-1966 v Salford
Wigan
1968- Wigan
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1965-1968
53 (10)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY

Brian Hogan by SHS

A real firebrand on the field, Brian could always be relied to get Ďstuck iní to the opposition. He was the archetypal hard-running, hard tackling forward, who would not take a backward step. Dave Dooley remembers him as a real `rough house` forward who took great delight in scattering opponents when he embarked on his rampaging runs. Brian was a product of Merton Bank Junior School and first began playing rugby there at the age of nine. The Headteacher was the Saintsí Chairman Harry Cook, so perhaps this was a factor in his future career! He moved to Parr High School and played for the Town and Lancashire schoolboy teams.

On leaving Parr High, Brian began playing amateur rugby down at Blackbrook, in the Under 17s and came to prominence in televised matches that were usually shown on Sundays. He signed for Saints at sixteen and made his debut against Salford at Knowsley Road on New Yearís Day 1966. He was substitute forward, with Wilf Smith substitute in the backs. Saints won 16-3, on their way to a marvellous four-trophy haul. Brian featured in several matches, but didnít get the call for the Challenge Cup or Championship final.

Overall, Brian played in five finals for the Saints. His first was the drawn [7-7] Championship final against Wakefield in 1967 as a thunderstorm raged around Headingley. Saints lost the replay 9-21 at Swinton. Ironically, Brian was involved in another drawn final, this time in the Lancashire Cup, when Saints and Warrington drew 2-2. He was not involved in the replay, although he did get that elusive winnerís medal when Saints thrashed Oldham 30-2 at Central Park, Wigan in the 1968 Lancashire Cup final. Brian was in the second row that day, with John Mantle partnering him.

His last match as a Saint was another final, this time in the Floodlit trophy. It was at a murky Central Park on 17th December 1968, when Wigan won 7-4 Ė a game in which Brian showed his fiery side once more by being sent off! He subsequently signed for Wigan, although he never changed the abrasive style that saw him spend quite a few hours at the RFL judiciary! Yet Brian played for Wigan with distinction, from 1969-1972 and had a second spell with the club from 1974-1978. He captained them for a spell too and played in the 1970 Challenge Cup final against Castleford and the 1971 Championship final, when Billy Benyonís last-gasp try brought victory for his former club. A 1975 World Cup representative for England.

Brian also had two spells with Widnes; played for Bradford Northern [a second Wembley appearance in 1972-73] and finished his career with a season at Oldham in 1982-83.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1965~66 0 0 0 7
1966~67 1 0 0 21
1967~68 3 0 0 30
1968~69 2 0 0 12
TOTALS:6 0 0 70
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~670001
1967~68 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
17th Dec 1965 W 15 Blackpool Borough L 1965~66 H 21 9 Y VIEW
1st Jan 1966 W 15 Salford L 1965~66 H 16 3 VIEW
8th Jan 1966 L 11 Oldham L 1965~66 A 9 13 VIEW
1st Mar 1966 W 15 Warrington L 1965~66 H 22 6 Y VIEW
8th Mar 1966 W 15 Liverpool City L 1965~66 H 16 2 Y VIEW
8th Apr 1966 W 15 Wigan L 1965~66 H 17 10 Y VIEW
11th Apr 1966 L 12 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 VIEW
12th Aug 1966 L 10 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1966~67 H 13 27 VIEW
23rd Aug 1966 L 10 Warrington L 1966~67 H 6 10 VIEW
27th Aug 1966 W 10 Salford L 1966~67 H 42 7 VIEW
29th Aug 1966 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 A 15 28 VIEW
3rd Sep 1966 W 11 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1966~67 A 18 16 VIEW
7th Sep 1966 W 15 Salford FTP(1) 1966~67 A 19 10 Y VIEW
12th Sep 1966 W 10 Barrow L 1966~67 A 15 9 VIEW
14th Sep 1966 L 10 Wigan LC2 1966~67 A 9 11 VIEW
17th Sep 1966 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 A 23 14 VIEW
24th Sep 1966 D 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 A 17 17 VIEW
26th Sep 1966 W 10 Salford FTP(2) 1966~67 H 40 5 VIEW
30th Sep 1966 W 10 Whitehaven L 1966~67 H 35 12 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1966 W 15 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 Y VIEW
2nd Nov 1966 L 15 Leigh L 1966~67 A 5 29 Y VIEW
27th Dec 1966 W 15 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 Y VIEW
11th Feb 1967 W 11 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 VIEW
7th Apr 1967 W 15 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 VIEW
14th Apr 1967 W 15 Leigh Ch1 1966~67 H 37 12 Y VIEW
22nd Apr 1967 W 15 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 Y VIEW
29th Apr 1967 W 15 Castleford ChSF 1966~67 H 14 3 VIEW
6th May 1967 D 12 Wakefield Trinity ChF 1966~67 N 7 7 VIEW
10th May 1967 L 12 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) 1966~67 N 9 21 VIEW
11th Aug 1967 W 10 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 VIEW
18th Aug 1967 W 10 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1967~68 H 7 4 VIEW
28th Aug 1967 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 VIEW
1st Sep 1967 W 15 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 Y VIEW
9th Sep 1967 W 15 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 Y VIEW
15th Sep 1967 W 11 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 VIEW
19th Sep 1967 W 12 Swinton LCSF 1967~68 A 12 8 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1967 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 A 8 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1967 W 11 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 VIEW
7th Oct 1967 D 11 Warrington LCF 1967~68 N 2 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1967 W 15 Liverpool City L 1967~68 H 15 7 Y VIEW
21st Oct 1967 L 11 Whitehaven L 1967~68 A 6 11 VIEW
24th Oct 1967 W 15 Australia Tour 1967~68 H 8 4 Y VIEW
27th Oct 1967 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 H 14 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1967 W 10 Oldham FT1 1967~68 H 14 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1967 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 VIEW
16th Dec 1967 W 10 Oldham L 1967~68 H 10 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1967 W 11 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 VIEW
30th Dec 1967 D 11 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 VIEW
5th Jan 1968 L 12 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 VIEW
15th Jan 1968 W 11 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1968 W 11 Oldham L 1967~68 A 26 14 VIEW
22nd Jan 1968 L 12 Swinton L 1967~68 H 10 17 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1968 L 11 Workington Town L 1967~68 A 5 14 VIEW
3rd Feb 1968 L 12 Huddersfield CC1 1967~68 H 0 5 VIEW
17th Feb 1968 W 11 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 VIEW
23rd Feb 1968 L 11 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 VIEW
26th Feb 1968 W 10 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 VIEW
6th Mar 1968 W 15 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 Y VIEW
30th Mar 1968 W 15 Workington Town L 1967~68 H 18 11 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1968 L 12 Widnes L 1967~68 A 7 24 VIEW
4th Oct 1968 D 15 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 VIEW
7th Oct 1968 W 15 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 VIEW
12th Oct 1968 W 15 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1968 W 15 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 Y VIEW
19th Oct 1968 W 15 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 VIEW
25th Oct 1968 W 15 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 Y VIEW
30th Oct 1968 L 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 VIEW
23rd Nov 1968 W 11 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1968 W 4 Hull FT2 1968~69 H 14 10 VIEW
4th Dec 1968 W 12 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1968 W 12 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 VIEW
17th Dec 1968 L 12 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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