Steve Peters

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
23-02-1960
N/A
10-03-1978
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-04-1979 v Bradford Northern
Dewsbury
1986- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1978-1985
186 (13)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
43
0
0
140

BIOGRAPHY



HERITAGE NO : 933
Steve Peters was one of the greatest ever utility players to don the Saints jersey. A natural footballer, he was very smart in attack, a great defender and superb support player, who was at home in the centres or at half-back. He played 186 matches for the Saints between April 1979 and February 1986. Steve was a Lancashire representative, playing scrum-half against Cumbria at Central Park in 1981. He was part of the team that played so brilliantly to beat Hull KR in the 1985 Premiership Final. Steve also went on the club tour to New Zealand that followed that Final. Steve went on to Warrington after his days at Knowsley Road. He also had spells with Oldham and Leigh, joining the latter in 1988.

Dave Dooley

Steve Peters an appreciation by Adrian Lawrenson

In the autumn of 1979, Saints were at a crossroads. It was obvious that the golden era of the club which started in 1952 had come to an end. As in 1967, when Saints were also at a crossroads, they turned to their seemingly endless pool of local talent to guide the club into a safe harbour. In 1967 it was Alan Whittle, Les Jones and Eric Chisnall who came to the rescue. In 1979 players such as Roy Haggerty, Chris Arkwright, Denis Litherland, Kevin Meadows, Brian Parkes and Steve Peters were thrown the gauntlet.

Steve was signed from Blackbrook on 10 March 1978 and made his debut on 29 April 1979 against Bradford Northern in a 13-12 victory.

After a slow start to the 1979-80 season, a team that included Parkes, Litherland, Steve Peters and Roy Haggerty got over the line in a brave 15-7 win against Hull KR. Peters had established himself as a reliable inside back who was a solid defender, good enough to play for Lancashire against Yorkshire at Central Park, Wigan in 1981.

When Mal Meninga came to a Billy Benyon coached team in 1984, it was said that he was the final piece of the jigsaw for a good young locally produced team. This was true because young St Helens boys like Harry Pinner, Neil Holding, Chris Arkwright, Paul Forber, Barry Ledger, Andy Platt, Sean Day, Roy Haggerty, Shaun Allen and of course Steve Peters all flourished in a wonderful season of attacking rugby league with Mal Meninga on the pitch to give them confidence.

In total, Steve made 186 appearances, 13 off the bench for the Saints, scoring 32 tries and won a Lancashire Cup winner’s medal against Wigan in 1984 and a Premiership winner’s medal against Hull KR in 1985 and also picked up a Lancashire Cup runner’s up medal against Warrington in 1982.

Steve’s last game for Saints was under new coach Alex Murphy on 24th February 1986 in a 22-19 victory at Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup, after which he joined Warrington and subsequently played for Oldham and Leigh. Steve also toured New Zealand with the Saints in 1985.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1978~790 0 0 4
1979~80 11 0 0 35
1980~81 10 0 0 31
1981~82 6 0 0 23
1982~835 0 0 28
1983~845 0 0 24
1984~85 3 0 0 26
1985~863 0 0 16
TOTALS:43 0 0 187
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1978~790001
1979~801002
1981~820001
1982~830001
1983~840001
1984~85 3006
TOTALS:40012

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
4th Aug 1978
D
17 Widnes* Fr Testimonial H 31 31 VIEW
29th Apr 1979
W
14 Bradford Northern L A 13 12 VIEW
7th May 1979
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 5 VIEW
10th May 1979
L
6 Widnes L A 8 15 VIEW
15th May 1979
L
1 Leeds PT1 A 10 21 VIEW
5th Aug 1979
W
1 Pilkington Recs* Fr Testimonial H 40 14 VIEW
12th Aug 1979
W
6 Oldham* Fr Charity A 27 20 1 VIEW
19th Aug 1979
L
14 Widnes LC1 H 16 28 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1979
L
1 Salford L A 21 25 VIEW
16th Sep 1979
W
1 Barrow JP1 A 18 13 VIEW
19th Sep 1979
W
1 Oldham FTP A 20 9 VIEW
9th Oct 1979
W
6 Rochdale Hornets FT1 H 45 17 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1979
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 15 7 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1979
D
6 Hunslet L A 8 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1979
W
3 Leigh L H 19 12 VIEW
18th Nov 1979
W
14 Blackpool Borough L H 27 2 VIEW
25th Nov 1979
D
3 Hull L A 8 8 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1979
L
6 Bradford Northern L A 9 13 1 VIEW
30th Nov 1979
W
3 Salford FT2 H 15 10 VIEW
2nd Dec 1979
W
3 Castleford L H 39 21 VIEW
9th Dec 1979
L
3 Warrington L A 10 19 1 VIEW
11th Dec 1979
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers FTSF A 7 10 VIEW
15th Dec 1979
W
3 Leigh L A 12 3 VIEW
23rd Dec 1979
W
3 Workington Town L H 51 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1979
W
4 Wigan L A 16 10 VIEW
4th Jan 1980
W
3 Castleford L A 23 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1980
L
6 Salford L H 17 18 VIEW
3rd Feb 1980
W
4 Blackpool Borough L A 23 0 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1980
W
4 Workington Town CC1 H 16 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1980
W
14 Hunslet L H 25 11 VIEW
23rd Feb 1980
L
3 Bradford Northern CC2 H 10 11 VIEW
4th Mar 1980
W
1 York L H 25 16 VIEW
9th Mar 1980
W
3 York L A 18 5 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1980
L
1 Hull L H 10 18 VIEW
23rd Mar 1980
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 19 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1980
L
7 Leeds L H 15 22 VIEW
4th Apr 1980
W
3 Wigan L H 20 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1980
L
3 Widnes L A 9 16 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1980
L
4 Workington Town L A 5 20 VIEW
12th Apr 1980
L
7 Widnes L H 0 19 VIEW
20th Apr 1980
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 4 21 VIEW
26th Apr 1980
L
7 Bradford Northern PT1 A 0 30 VIEW
17th Aug 1980
W
6 Workington Town LC1 A 15 5 1 VIEW
24th Aug 1980
L
6 Widnes LC2 A 20 22 VIEW
31st Aug 1980
W
4 Bradford Northern L H 16 6 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1980
L
4 Castleford L A 21 22 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1980
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 14 16 VIEW
19th Sep 1980
W
6 Salford L A 25 19 VIEW
28th Sep 1980
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 19 5 VIEW
9th Nov 1980
W
6 Leigh L A 21 7 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1980
W
6 Workington Town L H 18 8 1 VIEW
23rd Nov 1980
L
6 Warrington JP1 H 12 14 VIEW
30th Nov 1980
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 8 12 VIEW
14th Dec 1980
L
6 Leeds L H 11 13 VIEW
21st Dec 1980
L
4 Bradford Northern L A 0 11 VIEW
26th Dec 1980
W
6 Oldham L H 11 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1980
L
6 Barrow L A 8 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1981
L
6 Widnes L A 8 11 VIEW
4th Jan 1981
W
4 Salford L H 29 14 VIEW
11th Jan 1981
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 12 10 VIEW
18th Jan 1981
W
7 Barrow L H 11 2 VIEW
25th Jan 1981
L
4 Leeds L A 17 20 1 VIEW
1st Feb 1981
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L A 11 20 VIEW
8th Feb 1981
L
4 Leigh L H 9 10 VIEW
15th Feb 1981
W
4 Huddersfield CC1 A 10 8 VIEW
28th Feb 1981
W
14 Hull CC2 H 5 3 VIEW
8th Mar 1981
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 5 VIEW
15th Mar 1981
W
7 Oldham CC3 A 6 5 VIEW
29th Mar 1981
L
7 Halifax L A 7 17 VIEW
4th Apr 1981
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers CCSF N 5 22 VIEW
12th Apr 1981
W
7 Halifax L H 31 22 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1981
W
7 Bradford Northern PT1 A 14 12 2 VIEW
10th May 1981
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers PT2 A 17 30 VIEW
9th Aug 1981
L
7 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup A 8 12 VIEW
16th Aug 1981
W
7 Blackpool Borough LC1 A 28 0 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1981
W
7 Barrow LC2 H 40 17 VIEW
30th Aug 1981
W
7 Fulham L H 35 4 VIEW
2nd Sep 1981
L
7 Leigh LCSF A 6 20 VIEW
6th Sep 1981
W
7 Castleford L A 32 17 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1981
W
7 Leigh L H 16 13 VIEW
20th Sep 1981
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 12 21 VIEW
4th Oct 1981
L
7 Warrington L A 11 13 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1981
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 20 8 1 VIEW
18th Oct 1981
D
7 Barrow JP1 H 16 16 VIEW
22nd Oct 1981
L
7 Barrow JP1 (rep) A 0 17 VIEW
25th Oct 1981
D
7 Featherstone Rovers L A 8 8 VIEW
1st Nov 1981
L
7 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1982
W
7 Widnes L H 13 10 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1982
W
7 York L H 17 3 VIEW
31st Jan 1982
L
7 Hull L A 8 26 VIEW
21st Mar 1982
W
14 Fulham L A 17 2 VIEW
4th Apr 1982
L
14 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 16 28 VIEW
9th Apr 1982
W
7 Wigan L H 13 11 VIEW
12th Apr 1982
W
6 Widnes L A 21 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1982
W
6 Barrow L H 15 6 VIEW
21st Apr 1982
L
6 Hull L H 13 14 1 VIEW
5th May 1982
L
6 Hull PT1 A 8 23 VIEW
15th Aug 1982
D
7 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup H 15 15 VIEW
22nd Aug 1982
D
7 Leigh L A 19 19 VIEW
25th Aug 1982
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 12 11 VIEW
29th Aug 1982
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 31 VIEW
5th Sep 1982
W
7 Widnes LC1 A 14 12 VIEW
15th Sep 1982
W
7 Barrow LC2 A 9 6 VIEW
26th Sep 1982
W
7 Workington Town L H 27 7 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1982
D
7 Carlisle LCSF H 7 7 1 VIEW
3rd Oct 1982
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L A 29 12 VIEW
6th Oct 1982
W
7 Carlisle LCSF (rep) A 9 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1982
L
6 Australia Tour H 0 32 VIEW
23rd Oct 1982
L
6 Warrington LCF N 0 16 VIEW
31st Oct 1982
W
6 Warrington L H 16 11 VIEW
6th Nov 1982
L
6 Leeds L A 10 13 VIEW
21st Nov 1982
L
6 Castleford L H 23 24 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1982
W
6 Fulham JP1 H 17 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1982
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 13 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1982
W
6 Wigan L H 11 8 VIEW
27th Feb 1983
W
14 Leeds CC2 A 23 13 VIEW
6th Mar 1983
W
7 Leeds L H 19 7 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1983
L
14 Featherstone Rovers CC3 H 10 11 VIEW
16th Mar 1983
W
14 Warrington L A 17 13 VIEW
27th Mar 1983
W
14 Carlisle L A 40 16 VIEW
29th Mar 1983
W
6 Halifax L H 22 0 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1983
L
3 Wigan L A 6 13 VIEW
4th Apr 1983
L
3 Widnes L H 9 11 VIEW
10th Apr 1983
W
3 Halifax L A 23 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1983
L
14 Bradford Northern L A 6 13 VIEW
24th Apr 1983
L
4 Widnes PT1 H 7 11 VIEW
14th Aug 1983
W
6 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup A 32 10 VIEW
21st Aug 1983
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 30 11 VIEW
28th Aug 1983
W
6 Warrington L A 12 8 VIEW
3rd Sep 1983
W
6 Rochdale Hornets LC1 A 28 4 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1983
L
6 Castleford L H 10 22 VIEW
14th Sep 1983
L
6 Warrington LC2 H 26 30 VIEW
18th Sep 1983
L
6 Bradford Northern L A 10 14 VIEW
25th Sep 1983
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 50 12 3 VIEW
6th Nov 1983
W
6 Kent Invicta JP1 A 40 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1983
W
7 Warrington JP2 A 18 10 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1983
W
7 Featherstone Rovers JP3 H 16 12 VIEW
4th Dec 1983
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 32 VIEW
17th Dec 1983
L
7 Widnes JPSF N 4 18 VIEW
8th Jan 1984
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 22 31 VIEW
5th Feb 1984
W
14 Salford L H 20 0 VIEW
12th Feb 1984
W
3 Leigh CC1 H 16 10 VIEW
25th Feb 1984
W
6 Hull CC2 H 24 14 VIEW
11th Mar 1984
L
3 Wigan CC3 H 7 16 VIEW
16th Mar 1984
W
3 Hull L H 22 10 VIEW
20th Mar 1984
W
6 Warrington L H 37 25 VIEW
25th Mar 1984
L
3 Castleford L A 22 26 VIEW
1st Apr 1984
W
3 Oldham L H 31 20 VIEW
6th Apr 1984
W
3 Leigh L H 37 12 VIEW
10th Apr 1984
W
6 Leeds L H 20 10 VIEW
20th Apr 1984
W
6 Wigan L H 20 13 VIEW
19th Aug 1984
W
3 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial H 84 12 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1984
W
3 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup H 38 4 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1984
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 25 10 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1984
W
6 Leeds L A 21 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1984
W
6 Runcorn Highfield LC1 H 58 14 VIEW
7th Oct 1984
W
7 Castleford L H 30 16 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1984
W
7 Leigh LCSF H 31 10 VIEW
14th Oct 1984
W
7 Hunslet L A 32 14 VIEW
17th Oct 1984
W
7 Halifax L H 42 14 VIEW
18th Nov 1984
W
6 Keighley JP1 H 60 8 VIEW
25th Nov 1984
W
6 Bradford Northern L H 28 6 VIEW
2nd Dec 1984
D
6 Bradford Northern JP2 A 12 12 VIEW
5th Dec 1984
W
6 Bradford Northern JP2 (rep) H 24 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1984
W
3 Leeds L H 48 16 VIEW
22nd Dec 1984
L
3 Halifax JP3 H 8 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1984
L
3 Wigan L H 22 30 VIEW
30th Jan 1985
L
7 Castleford L A 12 30 VIEW
3rd Feb 1985
W
7 Leigh L H 56 16 VIEW
8th Mar 1985
L
6 Oldham L A 18 20 VIEW
10th Mar 1985
W
6 Workington Town L H 62 0 VIEW
17th Mar 1985
D
6 Halifax L A 19 19 VIEW
22nd Mar 1985
W
6 Hull L H 47 18 VIEW
31st Mar 1985
W
6 Warrington L H 30 28 VIEW
5th Apr 1985
W
6 Wigan L A 30 19 VIEW
8th Apr 1985
W
3 Widnes L H 28 22 1 VIEW
27th Apr 1985
W
6 Widnes PT1 H 26 2 VIEW
7th May 1985
W
3 Wigan PTSF H 37 14 VIEW
11th May 1985
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers PTF N 36 16 VIEW
26th May 1985
L
3 Canterbury* Fr Tour C 24 30 VIEW
29th May 1985
L
6 Waikato* Fr Tour H 24 34 1 VIEW
2nd Jun 1985
L
4 Manukau * Fr Tour A 10 26 VIEW
3rd Jun 1985
W
13 Northland * Fr Tour W 42 12 VIEW
30th Aug 1985
W
6 Swinton L A 32 14 VIEW
4th Sep 1985
W
3 Warrington L H 12 6 VIEW
8th Sep 1985
W
3 York L H 30 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1985
W
6 Carlisle LC1 H 72 8 1 VIEW
22nd Sep 1985
L
6 Leeds L A 8 21 VIEW
2nd Oct 1985
L
3 Wigan LCSF A 2 30 VIEW
13th Oct 1985
L
7 Castleford L A 18 32 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1985
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 39 22 VIEW
3rd Nov 1985
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L A 38 12 VIEW
10th Nov 1985
W
7 Dewsbury L H 24 6 VIEW
17th Nov 1985
W
3 Bradford Northern L A 18 9 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1985
W
14 Dewsbury JP1 H 42 6 VIEW
5th Jan 1986
L
7 Halifax L A 18 27 VIEW
12th Jan 1986
L
7 Warrington L A 16 26 VIEW
2nd Feb 1986
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 44 14 VIEW
24th Feb 1986
W
6 Dewsbury CC1 A 22 19 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 118 | LOSSES : 71 | DRAWS : 10

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