Fred Leyland

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
07-09-1935
N/A
15-07-1958
St.Helens RUFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-12-1958 v Barrow
Warrington
1962- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1962
55 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY

Fred Leyland by Alex Service

A tough front-rower, who could operate on either side of the scrum, Fred Leyland began his rugby career with the local St.Helens RUFC, where he had a county trial, before joining his home town Rugby League club. He made his debut in not the easiest of circumstances, away at Barrow on 20th December 1958, making up the front-row with fellow-prop Abe Terry and hooker Tom McKinney in a 7-5 victory for the Saints.
Although he was predominantly an A Team player in the early days, the 6ft 15 and a half stone Leyland sprang to prominence in the 1960-61 season, making 23 appearances, scoring 3 tries. He won a Lancashire Cup winners medal against Swinton at Central Park, Wigan in front of over 31,000 fans as Saints won 15-9. He missed the 1961 Challenge Cup final at the end of the campaign, however, with Cliff Watson chosen to partner Abe Terry and Bob Dagnall in the front row and he played his last match against Warrington in 1962. The main reason was that rugby was conflicting with his job in the Police. The Boardroom Minutes of the time talk of “frequent injury and subsequent absence from work” which forced his retirement, a great pity indeed. Fred made 55 appearances overall for the First Team, scoring 6 tries.

His boyhood was spent in Sunbury Street, St Helens. Fred died in St Helens in May 2012, aged 76.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~590 0 0 1
1959~60 0 0 0 2
1960~613 0 0 22
1961~62 3 0 0 26
1962~630 0 0 4
TOTALS:6 0 0 55
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1962~630002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Dec 1958 W 10 Barrow L 1958~59 A 7 5 VIEW
12th Dec 1959 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 A 40 4 VIEW
19th Dec 1959 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 H 26 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1960 W 10 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Sep 1960 W 10 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1960 W 10 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960 W 10 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1960 W 10 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 VIEW
15th Oct 1960 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1960 W 10 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1960 W 8 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 VIEW
29th Oct 1960 W 10 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960 W 10 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 VIEW
24th Dec 1960 W 10 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1961 W 10 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 VIEW
4th Feb 1961 L 10 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1961 W 8 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1961 W 8 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 VIEW
18th Mar 1961 W 8 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1961 W 10 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 VIEW
25th Mar 1961 W 10 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 VIEW
27th Mar 1961 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 VIEW
31st Mar 1961 L 10 Wigan L 1960~61 A 2 12 VIEW
3rd Apr 1961 L 10 Swinton L 1960~61 H 3 10 VIEW
25th Apr 1961 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 VIEW
19th Aug 1961 W 8 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1961 L 10 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1961 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 H 10 5 VIEW
2nd Sep 1961 W 12 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 W 12 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 W 12 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 VIEW
23rd Sep 1961 W 8 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 VIEW
30th Sep 1961 L 8 Hull L 1961~62 H 22 25 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 W 12 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 VIEW
11th Nov 1961 W 8 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961 L 8 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 VIEW
9th Dec 1961 L 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 A 10 12 VIEW
16th Dec 1961 L 8 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 VIEW
17th Mar 1962 L 8 Oldham L 1961~62 A 7 10 VIEW
24th Mar 1962 W 8 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 VIEW
31st Mar 1962 W 8 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1962 W 8 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 VIEW
9th Apr 1962 W 8 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 VIEW
14th Apr 1962 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1962 L 8 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 VIEW
21st Apr 1962 W 8 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 1 VIEW
23rd Apr 1962 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1962 L 8 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 VIEW
2nd May 1962 W 8 Huddersfield L 1961~62 A 16 9 VIEW
7th May 1962 W 8 SHAPE Indians* Fr 1962~63 H 43 8 VIEW
10th Aug 1962 W 8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1962~63 H 33 2 VIEW
22nd Aug 1962 W 8 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1962 W 8 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 VIEW
6th Oct 1962 L 10 Warrington L 1962~63 A 13 21 VIEW
10th Nov 1962 L 8 Warrington L 1962~63 H 2 4 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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