Frank Myler

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
04-12-1938
N/A
Date unknown.
Widnes
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-09-1967 v Salford
Featherstone Rovers
1971- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1967-1970
144 (5)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
46
2
0
142

BIOGRAPHY

Frank joined the Saints in the summer of 1967 in an exchange deal involving Ray French. His four years at Knowsley Road brought winning Lancashire Cup and Championship medals. Frank continued his scoring prowess with the Saints and his try haul included a shared club record of six tries against Maryport in September 1969 in the first round of the Lancashire Cup. In total he scored 46 tries for the Saints and even booted over two goals. Certainly, Frank’s assurance in the middle of the threequarters ensured the continued trophy trail for the Saints at the end of the 1960s.

The cornerstone of the Myler dynasty from Widnes Frank first played for his hometown team at the age of sixteen. By 1959, he had become team captain, and only the following year made his debut for Great Britain in the World Cup of 1960.

His nineteen years long playing career rolled on until 1973. Frank was a prolific try scorer throughout his career. He had a deceptively long stride, a natural swerve, and a burst of acceleration to take him through seemingly impossible gaps. Moreover, Frank made many tries for colleagues. He was a pioneer of the flick- pass which created many a touchdown for the grateful wingers who played outside him. He also had an instinct for doing the unexpected often manufacturing gaps by exhibiting a magnificent side-step and deceptive dummy plays.

In 1970, at the age of thirty one, Frank was the captain of the Lions squad who went down under to take on a Test team which had beaten us easily in the series in this country only two years before. Following a heavy defeat in the first Test but the Lions captained by Frank never lost another game on the whole tour. Frank Myler still has the distinction of being the last British captain to lift the Ashes trophy in Australia.

Frank left the Saints in 1971 to take up the position of player coach with Rochdale Hornets.

Frank Myler always exhibited personal qualities equal to his exceptional playing abilities. A modest man Frank would bypass his own abilities to praise the efforts of his playing colleagues. He truly was a man of supreme dignity and a great leader of his country.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1967~68 10 0 0 29
1968~69 15 0 0 44
1969~70 16 2 0 45
1970~71 5 0 0 31
TOTALS:46 2 0 149
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~690001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
1st Sep 1967 W 4 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1967 W 4 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1967 W 4 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1967 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 A 8 2 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1967 W 4 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 VIEW
27th Oct 1967 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 H 14 7 VIEW
16th Dec 1967 W 4 Oldham L 1967~68 H 10 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1967 W 6 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 VIEW
30th Dec 1967 D 6 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 VIEW
5th Jan 1968 L 4 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 VIEW
15th Jan 1968 W 4 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 1 VIEW
20th Jan 1968 W 4 Oldham L 1967~68 A 26 14 VIEW
22nd Jan 1968 L 4 Swinton L 1967~68 H 10 17 VIEW
27th Jan 1968 L 4 Workington Town L 1967~68 A 5 14 VIEW
3rd Feb 1968 L 4 Huddersfield CC1 1967~68 H 0 5 VIEW
17th Feb 1968 W 4 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 VIEW
23rd Feb 1968 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 VIEW
26th Feb 1968 W 4 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1968 W 6 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 VIEW
9th Mar 1968 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 A 23 7 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1968 W 4 Widnes L 1967~68 H 18 13 VIEW
19th Mar 1968 L 4 Leeds L 1967~68 H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Mar 1968 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 A 3 23 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1968 W 4 Workington Town L 1967~68 H 18 11 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1968 W 4 Wigan L 1967~68 H 24 13 VIEW
13th Apr 1968 L 4 Widnes L 1967~68 A 7 24 VIEW
15th Apr 1968 W 4 Swinton L 1967~68 A 19 16 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1968 W 4 Halifax Ch1 1967~68 H 31 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1968 W 4 Warrington Ch2 1967~68 H 20 0 1 VIEW
9th Aug 1968 W 4 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 VIEW
14th Aug 1968 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Aug 1968 W 4 Whitehaven L 1968~69 H 28 9 VIEW
24th Aug 1968 L 6 Leeds L 1968~69 A 13 20 VIEW
14th Sep 1968 W 6 Leigh L 1968~69 H 27 2 VIEW
18th Sep 1968 W 6 Widnes LC2 1968~69 A 20 17 1 VIEW
20th Sep 1968 W 6 Huyton L 1968~69 H 11 10 VIEW
23rd Sep 1968 L 6 Barrow FTP(2) 1968~69 A 11 18 VIEW
27th Sep 1968 W 6 Warrington L 1968~69 H 24 11 VIEW
4th Oct 1968 D 6 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1968 W 4 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1968 W 4 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 1 VIEW
19th Oct 1968 W 4 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 VIEW
25th Oct 1968 W 4 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1968 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 VIEW
9th Nov 1968 W 4 Doncaster L 1968~69 A 22 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1968 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 H 21 5 VIEW
16th Nov 1968 D 4 Salford L 1968~69 H 9 9 VIEW
23rd Nov 1968 W 4 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 VIEW
4th Dec 1968 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1968 W 4 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 VIEW
17th Dec 1968 L 4 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1968 W 4 Wigan L AB 1968~69 H 11 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1969 W 4 Swinton L 1968~69 A 15 5 VIEW
6th Jan 1969 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 A 16 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1969 W 4 Whitehaven L 1968~69 A 9 7 VIEW
14th Jan 1969 W 4 Wigan L 1968~69 H 13 3 VIEW
18th Jan 1969 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 H 17 7 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1969 W 4 Hull CC1 1968~69 A 13 3 VIEW
25th Feb 1969 W 4 Oldham CC2 1968~69 A 15 6 VIEW
1st Mar 1969 L 4 Warrington CC3 1968~69 A 2 4 VIEW
6th Mar 1969 W 3 Huyton L 1968~69 H 37 6 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1969 W 4 Barrow L 1968~69 H 32 7 2 VIEW
15th Mar 1969 L 4 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1969 W 4 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 VIEW
24th Mar 1969 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 43 12 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1969 W 4 Oldham L 1968~69 H 19 4 VIEW
4th Apr 1969 L 4 Wigan L 1968~69 A 10 34 VIEW
7th Apr 1969 W 4 Swinton L 1968~69 H 40 5 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1969 L 4 Workington Town L 1968~69 H 5 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1969 W 4 Oldham L 1968~69 A 17 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1969 W 4 Doncaster L 1968~69 H 57 5 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1969 W 4 Keighley Ch1 1968~69 H 25 7 VIEW
3rd May 1969 W 4 Featherstone Rovers Ch2 1968~69 H 47 4 2 VIEW
10th May 1969 L 4 Castleford ChSF 1968~69 H 6 18 VIEW
16th Aug 1969 W 4 Castleford L 1969~70 H 27 3 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1969 L 4 Widnes L 1969~70 A 5 17 VIEW
23rd Aug 1969 W 4 Workington Town L 1969~70 H 31 11 VIEW
29th Aug 1969 W 4 Warrington L 1969~70 A 14 7 VIEW
1st Sep 1969 W 4 Maryport LC1 1969~70 H 58 5 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1969 L 6 Castleford L 1969~70 A 3 9 VIEW
13th Sep 1969 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1969 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 H 63 10 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1969 W 6 Workington Town L 1969~70 A 17 5 VIEW
29th Sep 1969 L 6 Widnes LC2 1969~70 A 14 22 VIEW
4th Oct 1969 W 6 Warrington L 1969~70 H 11 7 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1969 L 6 Leeds L 1969~70 A 7 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1969 W 6 Huyton L 1969~70 A 28 5 1 VIEW
29th Oct 1969 L 6 Salford L 1969~70 A 12 16 VIEW
4th Nov 1969 W 6 Barrow FT2 1969~70 A 11 6 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1969 L 6 Whitehaven L 1969~70 A 9 10 VIEW
10th Nov 1969 W 6 Leigh L 1969~70 H 16 10 VIEW
15th Nov 1969 L 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 A 6 13 VIEW
17th Nov 1969 W 6 Barrow L 1969~70 H 31 9 VIEW
22nd Nov 1969 W 6 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1969 D 6 Wigan FTSF 1969~70 A 13 13 VIEW
11th Dec 1969 L 6 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1969~70 H 9 15 VIEW
13th Dec 1969 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 H 26 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1969 W 6 Wigan L 1969~70 A 53 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1970 D 6 Swinton L 1969~70 H 18 18 VIEW
10th Jan 1970 W 6 Batley L 1969~70 H 22 9 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1970 L 6 Salford L 1969~70 H 15 16 1 VIEW
31st Jan 1970 L 6 Leigh L 1969~70 A 3 6 VIEW
7th Feb 1970 W 6 Bradford Northern CC1 1969~70 H 16 3 VIEW
21st Feb 1970 W 6 Bramley CC2 1969~70 H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1970 W 6 Barrow L 1969~70 A 6 0 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1970 W 14 Whitehaven L 1969~70 H 37 5 Y VIEW
10th Mar 1970 D 6 Doncaster CC3 1969~70 A 4 4 VIEW
14th Mar 1970 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 H 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 1970 W 6 Doncaster CC3(rep) 1969~70 H 36 0 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1970 W 6 Batley L 1969~70 A 8 7 VIEW
27th Mar 1970 L 6 Wigan L 1969~70 H 16 23 VIEW
4th Apr 1970 L 6 Castleford CCSF 1969~70 N 3 6 VIEW
6th Apr 1970 W 4 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1970 W 4 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1970 W 6 Warrington Ch1 1969~70 H 36 8 2 VIEW
25th Apr 1970 W 6 Leigh Ch2 1969~70 H 16 5 VIEW
2nd May 1970 D 6 Castleford ChSF 1969~70 A 9 9 VIEW
4th May 1970 W 6 Castleford ChSF(rep) 1969~70 H 21 12 VIEW
16th May 1970 W 6 Leeds ChF 1969~70 N 24 12 VIEW
15th Aug 1970 D 6 Castleford CS 1970~71 A 19 19 VIEW
22nd Aug 1970 W 6 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 A 42 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1970 W 6 Batley L 1970~71 H 35 3 VIEW
29th Aug 1970 W 6 Huyton LC1 1970~71 A 30 3 1 VIEW
5th Sep 1970 W 14 Bramley L 1970~71 A 15 8 VIEW
10th Sep 1970 W 6 Halifax L 1970~71 A 27 4 VIEW
12th Sep 1970 W 6 Huddersfield L 1970~71 H 39 0 2 VIEW
15th Sep 1970 W 14 Halifax L 1970~71 H 22 7 VIEW
17th Sep 1970 W 6 Swinton LC2 1970~71 H 20 7 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1970 L 6 Swinton L 1970~71 A 8 22 VIEW
26th Sep 1970 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 H 38 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1970 W 6 Castleford FT1 1970~71 H 14 7 VIEW
3rd Oct 1970 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1970 W 14 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 VIEW
10th Oct 1970 W 6 Wigan LCSF 1970~71 A 23 0 VIEW
13th Oct 1970 W 6 Warrington L 1970~71 H 37 6 VIEW
9th Nov 1970 W 6 Australia Tour 1970~71 H 37 10 VIEW
14th Nov 1970 L 6 Leigh L 1970~71 A 13 15 VIEW
20th Nov 1970 W 6 Salford L 1970~71 A 4 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1970 L 6 Leigh LCF 1970~71 N 4 7 VIEW
8th Dec 1970 D 3 Wigan FTSF 1970~71 A 7 7 VIEW
12th Dec 1970 W 3 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 VIEW
13th Dec 1970 W 14 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1970~71 H 16 15 Y VIEW
15th Dec 1970 L 14 Leeds FTF 1970~71 A 5 9 Y VIEW
16th Jan 1971 L 6 Leeds L 1970~71 A 5 12 VIEW
23rd Jan 1971 W 15 Workington Town CC1 1970~71 A 8 6 Y VIEW
30th Jan 1971 W 14 Whitehaven L 1970~71 H 27 5 VIEW
6th Feb 1971 W 14 Salford L 1970~71 H 26 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1971 L 14 Castleford L 1970~71 A 6 12 Y VIEW
27th Feb 1971 W 3 Whitehaven L 1970~71 A 15 8 VIEW
13th Mar 1971 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 A 26 9 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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