Roger Owen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
13-12-1953
N/A
31-08-1980
New Dock Stars RU- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-10-1980 v Castleford
Barrow
1982- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1980-1982
45 (8)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY


This extremely strong Welsh prop foward played some 45 matches for the Saints between October 1980 and September 1982. He was a real crowd pleaser and possessed a very powerful hand off. Roger scored four tries for the Saints against Hull, Widnes, Fulham and Whitehaven.

Dave Dooley

Roger Owen an appreciation by Adrian Lawrenson

Saints finished the 1979-80 season on a low and were starting to regroup again when they again raided the Welsh Valleys for Roger Owen a 26 year old prop forward from New Dock Stars, who made his debut against Castleford on 26th October 1980 in a 5-8 defeat at Knowsley Road. The plan was for Roger to prop with Mel James and Graham Liptrot with a back three selected Eric Chisnall, George Nicholls, Peter Gorley and Harry Pinner. Potentially quite a formidable pack of forwards.

However coach Kel Coslett didn’t have much luck with injuries and although season 1980-81 was an improvement given normal luck with injuries, the general opinion was that the team could have achieved more. Roger was barnstorming front-rower in the Steve Pitchford [Leeds] mould and certainly became a big crowd favourite, winning two Welsh caps against France and England in 1981 in the process.

In the following season 1981-82 Saints started strongly and then flattered to deceive. Coslett was replaced by another former player of considerable repute, Billy Benyon, who began the following campaign with Roger, who was playing in place of his injured fellow Welshman Mel James. When James returned, Owen was to make one last appearance in the red vee on 15 September 1982 in the 9-6 win at Barrow in a Lancashire cup tie. By the end of October, Benyon had signed another barnstorming forward called Paul Grimes, which signalled the end of Roger’s career at Knowsley Road. Bearded and with an intimidating on-field demeanour towards his opponents, he was a hard-working forward who would never shun the ‘hard yards’ whilst at the same time rousing the supporters with his aggression and never-say-die attitude.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1980~81 2 0 0 19
1981~822 0 0 22
1982~83 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:4 0 0 45
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1981~821002
1982~830001
TOTALS:1003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Oct 1980
L
10 Castleford L 1980~81 H 5 8 VIEW
21st Dec 1980
L
15 Bradford Northern L 1980~81 A 0 11 VIEW
26th Dec 1980
W
8 Oldham L 1980~81 H 11 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1980
L
8 Barrow L 1980~81 A 8 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1981
L
8 Widnes L 1980~81 A 8 11 VIEW
4th Jan 1981
W
8 Salford L 1980~81 H 29 14 VIEW
11th Jan 1981
W
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1980~81 A 12 10 VIEW
25th Jan 1981
L
15 Leeds L 1980~81 A 17 20 VIEW
8th Mar 1981
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1980~81 H 11 5 VIEW
24th Mar 1981
L
10 Hull L 1980~81 A 15 18 VIEW
29th Mar 1981
L
10 Halifax L 1980~81 A 7 17 VIEW
4th Apr 1981
L
15 Hull Kingston Rovers CCSF 1980~81 N 5 22 VIEW
6th Apr 1981
W
15 Warrington L 1980~81 H 29 9 VIEW
12th Apr 1981
W
15 Halifax L 1980~81 H 31 22 VIEW
17th Apr 1981
W
10 Oldham L 1980~81 A 21 18 VIEW
19th Apr 1981
W
10 Hull L 1980~81 H 26 6 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1981
W
10 Widnes L 1980~81 H 24 9 1 VIEW
29th Apr 1981
W
10 Bradford Northern PT1 1980~81 A 14 12 VIEW
10th May 1981
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers PT2 1980~81 A 17 30 VIEW
9th Aug 1981
L
10 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1981~82 A 8 12 1 VIEW
16th Aug 1981
W
10 Blackpool Borough LC1 1981~82 A 28 0 VIEW
23rd Aug 1981
W
10 Barrow LC2 1981~82 H 40 17 VIEW
30th Aug 1981
W
10 Fulham L 1981~82 H 35 4 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1981
L
10 Leigh LCSF 1981~82 A 6 20 VIEW
6th Sep 1981
W
10 Castleford L 1981~82 A 32 17 VIEW
27th Sep 1981
W
15 Wakefield Trinity L 1981~82 H 33 14 VIEW
4th Oct 1981
L
15 Warrington L 1981~82 A 11 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1981
W
10 Bradford Northern L 1981~82 H 20 8 VIEW
18th Oct 1981
D
10 Barrow JP1 1981~82 H 16 16 VIEW
22nd Oct 1981
L
10 Barrow JP1 (rep) 1981~82 A 0 17 VIEW
25th Oct 1981
D
10 Featherstone Rovers L 1981~82 A 8 8 VIEW
1st Nov 1981
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L 1981~82 A 9 16 VIEW
15th Nov 1981
W
10 Bradford Northern L 1981~82 A 20 8 VIEW
31st Jan 1982
L
10 Hull L 1981~82 A 8 26 VIEW
7th Feb 1982
L
10 Leeds L 1981~82 H 6 15 VIEW
13th Feb 1982
L
10 Wigan CC1 1981~82 H 12 20 VIEW
21st Feb 1982
W
10 York L 1981~82 A 19 7 VIEW
28th Feb 1982
W
8 Whitehaven L 1981~82 H 41 7 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1982
W
8 Warrington L 1981~82 H 18 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1982
W
8 Fulham L 1981~82 A 17 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1982
W
8 Barrow L 1981~82 H 15 6 VIEW
25th Apr 1982
L
8 Wigan L 1981~82 A 5 23 VIEW
5th Jun 1982
D
10 Welsh XIII* Fr Testimonial 1981~82 L 18 18 VIEW
15th Aug 1982
D
10 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1982~83 H 15 15 VIEW
29th Aug 1982
L
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1982~83 A 10 31 VIEW
5th Sep 1982
W
8 Widnes LC1 1982~83 A 14 12 VIEW
12th Sep 1982
W
8 Oldham L 1982~83 H 20 15 VIEW
15th Sep 1982
W
8 Barrow LC2 1982~83 A 9 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 25 | LOSSES : 19 | DRAWS : 4

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