Geoff Pimblett

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-05-1944
N/A
07-01-1971
St. Helens RU
27-02-1971 v Whitehaven
Wakefield Trinity
1979- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1970-1978
365 (5)
48
608
28
1388

BIOGRAPHY

Geoffrey Pimblett by Dave Dooley:
I first came across Geoff Pimblett when he arrived at Grange Park Technical School in the mid-1960s as a fresh-faced teacher of History. There must be some kind of fountain of eternal youth close to Broadway as `Sir Geoffrey` didn`t seem to age through the following fifteen or so years during which he became one of Saints` all time great full backs and captains. The very same `secret spring` could also explain why Geoff became a `lifer` at the same school for the rest of his professional career.

In the late sixties I recall Geoff playing captain and centre up at Moss Lane and gaining representative honours for Lancashire RU. He was famed for his nimble feet, a fine side step and a good tactical, attacking rugby brain. He signed professional forms on the 7th. of January, 1971 and made his debut as substitute in the away match against Whitehaven on the 27th of February 1971, when Saints emerged victors by 15 points to 8. His first start in the line up was in the following match against Featherstone Rovers when Geoff played at stand off. His utility value was realised almost immediately as `Pimmer` played four games in the centres before donning the number one jersey for the first time in the Good Friday derby win over Wigan at Central Park by 9 points to 6. By the end of the campaign Geoff was playing a vital role in the 1971 Championship Final over Wigan at Station Road, Swinton. His points contributions during the next few seasons remained relatively low as the goal-kicking role was mostly attributable to captain Kel Coslett. In his first full season (1971-72) Geoff established himself as almost a permanent feature in the number one Saints` jersey.

The eight and half seasons of Geoff`s Sainthood were punctuated by finals, winners medals and man of the match awards. Geoff indeed was the first player to be awarded the double Lance Todd Trophy and the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the 1976 RL Challenge Cup Final and the 1977 Premiership Final respectively. The latter victory over Warrington by 32 to 20 best illustrated Geoff`s forte for linking up with the attack scoring a try and kicking 7 goals in the process. When Billy Benyon moved to Warrington at the end of the season Geoff was appointed Club Captain. Another outstanding performance I recall was the 1975 BBC Floodlit Trophy final win over Dewsbury. There was a magical moment in the game when Pimblett broke through from close to the Saints line the defence using a beautiful side step to send Roy Mathias racing down the Popular side Stand touchline for a cracking try. The era saw Saints playing some fantastic rugby. Unfortunately, the games witnessed poor attendances apart from big cup games and the traditional derbies.

A summary of Geoff`s winners` medals indicates just how hot Saints were at the time. Two Challenge Cup Finals, one Championship Final, two BBC Floodlit Trophy Finals, two Premiership Finals a member of the 1974/75 Championship winning team were amongst Pimblett`s impressive haul. The last honour demonstrates how important Geoff was to the team. That season Pimblett appeared in more matches than any other player as Saints ended the season nine points ahead of the opposition.

The end of his career coincided with a relative decline in the fortunes of the club. The 1978/79 season was far from glamorous for the Club however we had battled to the semi-final of the RL Challenge Cup eager to make amends after the loss to Leeds in the previous season`s Final. A string of poor results culminated in a 23 points to 3 loss away to Wakefield on April 1st. 1979. As the team were playing Wakefield in the RL Cup semi-final the following weekend the then coach Eric Ashton decided to drop Geoff Pimblett. Geoff immediately announced his retirement from the game. It was a move well received by the supporters who saw Pimmer being used as a bit of a scapegoat for the poor team form.

As well as winning two Lancashire caps Geoff won his only international cap playing for England against Wales on May 28th 1978 at Knowsley Road. Pimblett scored one try and kicked nine goals in the glorious St Helens sunshine as the Welsh were thrashed by a record margin of 60 points to 13.Geoff Pimblett is still sixth on the Club`s all time points scoring chart with 1388 points from 48 tries, 608 goals and 28 drop goals.

Even after his magnificent playing career had come to an end Geoff has maintained his link to the St. Helens Club. He was a founder member of, and still plays an active role in St. Helens Past Players Association and he is an integral part of the Saints Smart School.

This is the obituary for Geoff, by Alex Service, after his death in February 2018.

It is extremely sad to report the passing of a true Saints’ great after a short illness at the age of 73.

Born in the Laffak district of St. Helens, Geoff Pimblett showed he had tremendous sporting ability as a pupil at Windle junior school and later at Cowley Grammar School. He had tremendous hand-eye coordination and was a natural games player. Even then it was obvious that he was cool under pressure and was rarely, if ever, flustered. Although he was a quiet, somewhat reserved character, he had a total belief in his own ability that could never be described as arrogance, which every successful sportsperson has to have. In rugby and cricket, he continued to flourish and by the late 1960s, he was an integral member of St. Helens RUFC and he had picked up county honours, for Lancashire in the process. In the summer months, he was a deadly fast bowler for St. Helens Cricket Club and also represented the Manchester Association. Many good judges reckon he was one of the quickest bowlers never to play for his county, but I digress.

He was never the biggest of players and his anticipation and timing had to compensate accordingly – another reason he was to achieve so much. “I was quite happy playing rugby union with St. Helens RUFC at Moss Lane, where I was captain and that’s where I thought I would remain until Saints came in for me,” he recalled. “I was well into my ‘twenties and they wanted me to play as an attacking full-back. I had been a centre in union, although I played a few games at stand-off before settling down in the number one jersey. I was really chuffed that they had approached me and it was the right time to do so for me, personally.” What they got was an astute and intelligent footballer, with a nimble step and the ability to chime into the attack with deadly effect. It seemed as though his football brain was several notches ahead of his opponents and he made things look easy, such was his natural ability. He appeared to be so organised and unflappable, in command of most situations, whether in defence or attack. Geoff was also a fine goal-kicker, with a precise, chipped style, like a golfer with a 9 iron and could pop over crucial drop-goals if need be.

Geoff was 26 when he became a Saint on 7th January 1971 and a change of codes was always a potential gamble. He played several games in the A team as a stand-off and was the back substitute for the visit to Whitehaven on 27th February. “You have to have some luck in the game and I remember the team got knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Leeds and perhaps it was then that they thought about giving me a chance to establish myself.” He wore the full-back’s jersey for the first time against Wigan on Good Friday at Central Park, with the Saints winning 9-6, in front of 24,017 and by the end of the campaign, 12 matches in fact, Geoff was playing a vital role in another Saints’ success over Wigan, at Swinton in the Championship Final, when they kept the trophy for the second successive year. He looked the part in the number one jersey too.

Geoff had certainly arrived at Knowsley Road at the right time. The next eight seasons were sprinkled with finals, winner’s medals and Man of the Match awards, as Geoff made the number one jersey very much his own. He was the first player to win both the Lance Todd Trophy [1976 v Widnes] and Harry Sunderland Trophy [1977 v Warrington] and after taking over the goal-kicking duties from his great friend Kel Coslett, he led the goal-kicking charts in 1977/78 with 138. He also became the only man to captain both St. Helens RUFC and St. Helens RLFC!

He made a sterling contribution towards Saints’ success in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final victory over a powerful Leeds side and was a virtual ever-present in the team that won the First Division Championship in 1975 at a canter. Yet it is the 1976 Challenge Cup Final that saw him produce his greatest performance. “We were playing good rugby that season – the best I had experienced in a Saints’ side,” he remembered. “Once we got the breakthrough, you could enjoy the experience of playing at Wembley.” Despite the intense heat, Pimblett revealed why he was such an asset to the Saints, with three conversions and two vital drop-goals as his ‘Dad’s Army’ side held their own – and more – against a much younger Widnes outfit. He was a constant threat to the Widnes defence all afternoon doing what he did best – linking up with the attack. It was a superb all-round performance worthy of the coveted Lance Todd Trophy. “It was different in those days,” he remembered. “As we were lining up ready to go up for the cup, this fellow comes up to me and says ‘by the way, you’ve won the Lance Todd,’ which was a nice surprise - without doubt the highlight of my career.”

Following a 15-2 Premiership success against Salford seven days later, Geoff and his team-mates embarked on a short tour Down Under, playing against Easts at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but were beaten decisively.

The Saints, with Geoff in sparkling form, retained the Premiership trophy in 1977, with the 32-20 defeat of Warrington. Pimblett’s marvellous 7 goals and a try earned him the Harry Sunderland Trophy outright, when, almost like an extra stand-off with his deceptive, jinking running style, he created wholesale panic in the opposition ranks! By this time, despite his relatively slight frame, he had also perfected a superb front-on ‘man-and-ball’ tackle. Not many got past him! He was more durable than many realised.

Geoff was the natural choice as Club Captain, following the departures of Billy Benyon and Kel Coslett and he skippered the team in the classic 1978 Challenge Cup Final against Leeds. Unfortunately, the heavier Leeds pack triumphed that day 14-12, in one of the classic Wembley finals. Indeed, the Captain could not disguise his disappointment: “I would have loved to have lifted up the cup for the fans, that’s my main regret, although it was a close game.”

Geoff became a ‘dual-code’ county player with his selection for Lancashire against Other Nationalities at Knowsley Road on 25th November 1975, at right centre. He played once more, two years later, in his more accustomed full-back position, against Yorkshire at Naughton Park, Widnes. He also achieved a long-standing ambition by playing for England against Wales at Knowsley Road on 28 May 1978. It was a proud moment when Geoff heard of his selection: “There were some good full-backs around at the time, especially Wigan’s George Fairbairn, but I finally got my chance after Wembley. We stayed the night before in a hotel in Kirkby, which was a bit strange with me living so close to the ground anyway! But to play at Knowsley Road was always a pleasure – a superb, flat pitch, always in great condition.” England won 60-13, the widest-ever margin between the two countries, yet Geoff delighted his supporters with a fabulous 21-point performance, 9 goals and a try, a record for an England player at the time. Ironically, this was later broken by another Saints’ full-back, Steve Prescott, in 1996.

The 1978/79 season saw the Saints in relative decline, although the side battled through to the semi-final of the Challenge Cup against Wakefield Trinity. After a string of bad results, the unthinkable happened and Geoff was dropped before the game. The team itself had not been playing well in the run up and supporters thought that Pimblett had been made a scapegoat, especially when Saints lost 9-7 and he could have made quite a difference. “I decided to call it a day after that,” he remembered. “I didn’t feel bitter, although the feeling of stability I felt had gone. In the mid-seventies I was making, perhaps four tackles in a match. Now it was in double figures! I played with the best and I had no intention of putting on a pair of boots again!”

But for the fantastic achievements of another superb full-back and local lad, Paul Wellens, Geoff would have been ‘nailed on’ as a member of the club’s Greatest 17. Even after his magnificent playing career had come to an end Geoff maintained his links with the St. Helens Club, right to the end. He was the Secretary and a founder member of the St. Helens Players Association, which has grown from strength to strength over the years and he was an integral part of the Saints’ Smart School, helping local primary schools who visited the club. He loved that. Geoff was also a trustee of the Saints’ Lottery.

Geoff was a brilliant history teacher at Grange Park High School, where another Saints’ great, Steve Llewellyn, was Deputy Head. He was a supremely organised person, an engaging personality and so well-respected by pupils and staff alike. When Grange Park became Broadway, he was Senior Master and remained a popular figure until his retirement in the mid-1990s. A devoted family man, and married to Merle for over 50 years, they have two daughters, Helen and Janet; five grand-children, Jarrod, Josh, Keeley, Hollie and Chloe, together with two great grandchildren, Zak and Eli. Indeed, his grandson Josh [Simm], has recently returned from the Saints’ Academy tour to Australia and, hopefully, has a great future ahead of him. Geoff was so proud of the progress he was making.

St. Helens RFC has lost one of its greatest sons and we extend our sympathy to Geoff’s family at this sad time. Geoff was always a very modest man, despite his considerable achievements and never one for fuss. He was an absolutely top-notch bloke, great company and so many will feel such a tremendous sense of loss at his untimely passing. He was truly one of our own.

Ray Ashby on a unique coincidence

I was very fortunate at school and in junior rugby because I was always the captain and this would very often mean that I would think of other players ahead of my own so to speak. I do think that I should have done more kicking and maybe this would have accelerated my career more – certainly would have given me more strings to my bow. I think I was playing with the Glover’s Ropery junior team at the time, probably in the mid-1950s and I would practise kicking goals on Laffak fields near where I lived. It was a bit of a pain, kicking the ball from half-way and then retrieving it, until one day this little lad came up to me and said ‘can I kick the ball back?’ This made things much easier, of course and I didn’t have to fetch the ball back after every kick. To cut a long story short, the little lad who acted as ball boy for me was a young Geoff Pimblett, who also lived in the Laffak district. Little did we both realise that in the next twenty years we would both have played professional rugby league as full-backs and would both win the Lance Todd trophy. I won it for Wigan in the 1965 final, when I shared the award with Brian Gabbitas and Geoff won it outright in the 1976 final, when Saints beat Widnes. It was an amazing coincidence when Geoff became a ‘ball boy’ and who knows, it might have gone a long way to helping him in his Saints’ career, when he kicked over 600 goals!

Geoff died in St Helens in February 2018, aged 73.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1970~71 0 5 0 14
1971~727 4 0 53
1971-72 0 0 0 1
1972~73 5 4 0 41
1973~74 5 51 0 48
1974~75 7 2 0 42
1975~76 6 144 5 49
1976~77 7 140 11 42
1977~78 9 159 3 42
1978~79 2 99 6 34
TOTALS:48 608 25 366
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1971~72 0001
1972~73 0001
1974~75 1002
1975~76 0503
1976~770201
TOTALS:1708

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
27th Feb 1971 W 14 Whitehaven L 1970~71 A 15 8 V
6th Mar 1971 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 H 23 16 V
13th Mar 1971 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 A 26 9 3 V
20th Mar 1971 W 6 Swinton L 1970~71 H 40 0 V
22nd Mar 1971 W 6 Leeds L 1970~71 H 30 9 2 V
2nd Apr 1971 W 4 Widnes L 1970~71 A 8 5 V
9th Apr 1971 W 1 Wigan L 1970~71 A 9 6 V
10th Apr 1971 W 6 Batley L 1970~71 A 27 4 V
17th Apr 1971 W 6 Huddersfield L 1970~71 A 11 8 V
24th Apr 1971 W 1 Huddersfield Ch1 1970~71 H 28 5 V
30th Apr 1971 W 1 Hull Ch2 1970~71 H 30 5 V
7th May 1971 W 1 Leeds ChSF 1970~71 H 22 7 V
22nd May 1971 W 1 Wigan ChF 1970~71 N 16 12 V
5th Jun 1971 W 1 St. Gaudens ECF(2) 1970~71 H 62 0 V
30th Jul 1971 L 1 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1971~72 A 13 28 V
6th Aug 1971 W 1 Leigh LC1 1971~72 H 11 10 V
12th Aug 1971 W 1 Warrington LC2 1971~72 H 23 6 V
14th Aug 1971 W 1 Leigh CS 1971~72 H 11 4 V
17th Aug 1971 L 1 Widnes LCSF 1971~72 H 10 12 1 V
21st Aug 1971 W 4 Hull L 1971~72 H 30 14 V
24th Aug 1971 L 4 Leeds L 1971~72 A 13 20 V
27th Aug 1971 W 1 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 V
30th Aug 1971 W 1 Workington Town L 1971~72 H 21 14 1 V
4th Sep 1971 W 1 Keighley L 1971~72 H 30 19 V
6th Sep 1971 W 1 New Zealand Tour 1971~72 H 18 8 V
8th Sep 1971 L 1 Castleford L 1971~72 A 13 22 V
11th Sep 1971 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 V
18th Sep 1971 W 1 Halifax L 1971~72 H 14 10 V
21st Sep 1971 W 1 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 V
2nd Oct 1971 W 1 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 1 V
9th Oct 1971 L 1 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 V
18th Oct 1971 W 1 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 2 V
23rd Oct 1971 L 1 Huddersfield L 1971~72 A 15 17 V
25th Oct 1971 W 6 Batley L 1971~72 H 35 5 V
30th Oct 1971 W 4 Bramley L 1971-72 H 37 4 V
6th Nov 1971 W 3 Dewsbury L 1971~72 A 4 2 V
9th Nov 1971 W 1 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 V
13th Nov 1971 W 1 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 V
20th Nov 1971 W 1 Castleford L 1971~72 H 14 2 V
27th Nov 1971 W 1 Whitehaven JP2 1971~72 A 12 0 V
30th Nov 1971 W 1 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 V
4th Dec 1971 W 1 Oldham L 1971~72 A 28 0 V
11th Dec 1971 W 1 Hull JP3 1971~72 H 33 5 V
14th Dec 1971 W 1 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 V
18th Dec 1971 L 1 Wakefield Trinity JPSF 1971~72 A 9 14 V
27th Dec 1971 L 1 Wigan L 1971~72 A 3 8 V
1st Jan 1972 W 1 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 1 V
8th Jan 1972 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 V
15th Jan 1972 W 1 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 V
22nd Jan 1972 D 1 Leeds L 1971~72 H 15 15 V
29th Jan 1972 W 1 Oldham CC1 1971~72 A 8 6 V
12th Feb 1972 W 1 Leigh L 1971~72 H 20 7 1 V
19th Feb 1972 W 1 Huddersfield CC2 1971~72 H 32 9 V
26th Feb 1972 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 V
4th Mar 1972 W 1 York CC3 1971~72 A 32 5 1 V
11th Mar 1972 W 1 Huddersfield L 1971~72 H 27 0 V
14th Mar 1972 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 V
18th Mar 1972 W 1 Dewsbury L 1971~72 H 16 14 V
24th Mar 1972 W 1 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 1 V
27th Mar 1972 W 1 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 2 V
31st Mar 1972 W 1 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 V
3rd Apr 1972 L 1 Widnes L 1971~72 A 9 19 V
6th Apr 1972 W 6 Workington Town L 1971~72 A 19 10 V
15th Apr 1972 D 1 Warrington CCSF 1971~72 N 10 10 V
19th Apr 1972 W 1 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 V
28th Apr 1972 W 1 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 V
4th May 1972 W 1 Bradford Northern ChSF 1971~72 A 14 10 V
13th May 1972 W 1 Leeds CCF 1971~72 N 16 13 V
20th May 1972 L 1 Leeds ChF 1971~72 N 5 9 V
11th Aug 1972 D 3 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1972~73 A 12 12 V
20th Aug 1972 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 V
28th Aug 1972 W 1 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 1 V
3rd Sep 1972 W 1 Warrington LC1 1972~73 A 18 16 V
8th Sep 1972 W 1 Leigh L 1972~73 H 9 2 V
13th Sep 1972 L 1 Widnes LC2 1972~73 A 2 13 V
17th Sep 1972 L 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 A 14 19 V
23rd Sep 1972 W 1 Halifax JP1 1972~73 A 22 20 V
29th Sep 1972 W 1 Swinton L 1972~73 H 33 12 V
7th Oct 1972 D 14 Oldham L 1972~73 A 12 12 Y V
27th Oct 1972 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 H 33 8 1 2 V
3rd Nov 1972 W 1 Dewsbury L 1972~73 H 12 7 V
15th Nov 1972 L 1 Australia Tour 1972~73 H 9 24 V
19th Nov 1972 L 1 Workington Town L 1972~73 A 4 12 V
24th Nov 1972 W 1 Featherstone Rovers JP2 1972~73 H 24 8 V
1st Dec 1972 W 1 Oldham L 1972~73 H 24 10 V
9th Dec 1972 W 1 Widnes JP3 1972~73 H 10 3 1 2 V
15th Dec 1972 L 1 Workington Town L 1972~73 H 12 14 V
24th Dec 1972 W 1 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 A 33 14 V
26th Dec 1972 D 1 Wigan L 1972~73 H 15 15 V
1st Jan 1973 W 1 Widnes L 1972~73 A 22 10 V
13th Jan 1973 L 1 Leeds JPSF 1972~73 A 0 19 V
20th Jan 1973 W 1 Leeds L 1972~73 A 5 2 V
26th Jan 1973 W 1 Doncaster CC1 1972~73 H 41 0 1 V
30th Jan 1973 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 H 22 7 V
2nd Feb 1973 W 1 Barrow L 1972~73 H 33 2 V
11th Feb 1973 L 1 Warrington L 1972~73 A 11 13 V
18th Feb 1973 L 1 Wigan CC2 1972~73 A 2 15 V
23rd Feb 1973 L 1 Salford L 1972~73 A 10 15 V
2nd Mar 1973 W 1 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 H 29 0 V
7th Mar 1973 L 1 Swinton L 1972~73 A 7 11 V
11th Mar 1973 L 1 Whitehaven L 1972~73 A 7 9 V
16th Mar 1973 W 4 Salford L 1972~73 H 21 4 V
25th Mar 1973 W 4 Leigh L 1972~73 A 11 7 V
27th Mar 1973 W 4 Leeds L 1972~73 H 19 12 V
30th Mar 1973 W 4 Whitehaven L 1972~73 H 15 9 V
6th Apr 1973 W 4 Barrow L 1972~73 A 6 5 V
17th Apr 1973 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1972~73 A 24 8 V
20th Apr 1973 L 1 Wigan L 1972~73 A 2 12 V
23rd Apr 1973 W 4 Widnes L 1972~73 H 15 5 V
2nd May 1973 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Ch2 1972~73 H 28 0 1 V
6th May 1973 L 4 Leeds ChSF 1972~73 A 2 7 V
17th Aug 1973 W 1 Whitehaven L 1973~74 H 26 19 V
20th Aug 1973 W 1 Barrow FTP(1) 1973~74 A 12 6 V
24th Aug 1973 W 1 Leigh L 1973~74 A 23 2 V
27th Aug 1973 W 1 Barrow FTP(2) 1973~74 H 20 8 V
2nd Sep 1973 L 1 Workington Town LC1 1973~74 A 5 11 1 V
7th Sep 1973 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1973~74 H 30 9 9 V
15th Sep 1973 W 1 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1973~74 H 34 16 8 V
21st Sep 1973 W 1 Whitehaven L 1973~74 A 26 7 4 V
30th Sep 1973 W 1 Dewsbury L 1973~74 A 21 8 V
5th Oct 1973 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1973~74 H 39 15 V
13th Oct 1973 L 1 Leeds L 1973~74 A 15 20 V
16th Oct 1973 W 1 Whitehaven FT1 1973~74 H 35 5 4 V
19th Oct 1973 W 1 Warrington L 1973~74 H 24 6 V
28th Oct 1973 W 1 Castleford L 1973~74 A 17 7 4 V
6th Nov 1973 W 1 Rochdale Hornets FT2 1973~74 H 15 7 V
11th Nov 1973 W 1 Warrington L 1973~74 A 11 5 V
13th Nov 1973 W 1 Australia Tour 1973~74 H 11 7 V
18th Nov 1973 W 6 Dewsbury L 1973~74 H 35 3 1 V
25th Nov 1973 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1973~74 A 14 9 1 V
4th Dec 1973 L 1 Bramley FTSF 1973~74 A 12 13 V
8th Dec 1973 L 1 Oldham L 1973~74 A 11 12 V
16th Dec 1973 W 1 Whitehaven JP2 1973~74 H 28 2 V
22nd Dec 1973 L 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1973~74 A 8 13 3 V
26th Dec 1973 W 4 Wigan L 1973~74 A 20 10 4 V
29th Dec 1973 D 4 Wakefield Trinity JP3 1973~74 A 18 18 3 V
6th Jan 1974 W 1 Wakefield Trinity JP3 (rep) 1973~74 H 16 10 1 2 V
12th Jan 1974 L 1 Warrington JPSF 1973~74 A 9 20 3 V
20th Jan 1974 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1973~74 A 7 11 1 V
27th Jan 1974 W 6 Salford L 1973~74 A 12 11 V
3rd Feb 1974 W 6 Keighley CC1 1973~74 H 27 5 V
10th Feb 1974 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1973~74 H 8 0 V
17th Feb 1974 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1973~74 H 38 5 1 V
24th Feb 1974 W 6 Bramley CC2 1973~74 H 10 5 V
3rd Mar 1974 W 14 Castleford L 1973~74 H 25 5 V
10th Mar 1974 L 6 Leigh CC3 1973~74 A 5 11 V
16th Mar 1974 W 14 Bramley L 1973~74 A 20 4 1 V
19th Mar 1974 D 14 Salford L 1973~74 H 19 19 V
24th Mar 1974 W 1 Leigh L 1973~74 H 44 5 4 V
26th Mar 1974 L 6 Widnes L 1973~74 H 0 5 V
31st Mar 1974 W 1 Oldham L 1973~74 H 33 12 V
5th Apr 1974 W 1 Leeds L 1973~74 H 17 5 V
10th Apr 1974 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1973~74 A 15 2 V
12th Apr 1974 D 1 Wigan L 1973~74 H 9 9 V
15th Apr 1974 L 1 Widnes L 1973~74 A 9 12 V
20th Apr 1974 W 1 Workington Town MCC1 1973~74 H 24 7 V
28th Apr 1974 W 1 Castleford MCC2 1973~74 H 25 9 V
3rd May 1974 W 1 Leeds MCCSF 1973~74 A 23 10 1 V
18th May 1974 L 1 Warrington MCCF 1973~74 N 12 13 V
16th Aug 1974 W 3 Blackpool Borough * Fr Charity 1974~75 H 30 8 1 V
23rd Aug 1974 W 3 Warrington L 1974~75 A 16 10 V
30th Aug 1974 L 3 Workington Town LC1 1974~75 H 11 13 V
6th Sep 1974 W 1 York L 1974~75 H 26 6 V
15th Sep 1974 W 1 Dewsbury L 1974~75 A 21 7 V
17th Sep 1974 W 1 Wakefield Trinity FTP(1) 1974~75 H 21 12 V
20th Sep 1974 W 1 Leeds L 1974~75 H 21 5 V
29th Sep 1974 L 1 Swinton JP1 1974~75 A 6 7 V
6th Oct 1974 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1974~75 A 22 8 V
11th Oct 1974 W 1 Keighley L 1974~75 H 33 7 V
15th Oct 1974 W 1 Leeds FT1 1974~75 H 30 2 V
20th Oct 1974 W 1 Halifax L 1974~75 A 47 15 2 V
25th Oct 1974 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1974~75 H 23 5 1 V
2nd Nov 1974 W 1 Bramley L 1974~75 A 17 9 V
12th Nov 1974 L 1 Salford FT2 1974~75 H 7 11 V
15th Nov 1974 W 1 Bramley L 1974~75 H 12 10 V
24th Nov 1974 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1974~75 A 5 13 V
29th Nov 1974 W 1 Castleford L 1974~75 H 17 5 V
15th Dec 1974 W 1 Warrington L 1974~75 H 20 2 V
21st Dec 1974 D 1 Castleford L 1974~75 A 10 10 V
26th Dec 1974 W 1 Wigan L 1974~75 H 20 7 V
29th Dec 1974 W 1 Salford L 1974~75 A 14 0 V
1st Jan 1975 W 1 Widnes L 1974~75 A 11 10 V
5th Jan 1975 W 6 Halifax L 1974~75 H 19 3 V
12th Jan 1975 W 1 Keighley L 1974~75 A 13 5 V
25th Jan 1975 L 1 Leeds L 1974~75 A 10 11 V
2nd Feb 1975 W 1 Salford L 1974~75 H 18 5 V
8th Feb 1975 W 1 Bramley CC1 1974~75 A 30 5 V
12th Feb 1975 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1974~75 H 20 11 1 V
22nd Feb 1975 L 1 Wakefield Trinity CC2 1974~75 A 9 13 V
7th Mar 1975 L 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1974~75 H 8 12 1 V
11th Mar 1975 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1974~75 H 16 6 V
14th Mar 1975 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1974~75 A 4 2 V
23rd Mar 1975 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1974~75 A 26 15 1 V
28th Mar 1975 W 1 Wigan L 1974~75 A 21 2 V
31st Mar 1975 W 1 Widnes L 1974~75 H 25 5 1 V
6th Apr 1975 W 1 York L 1974~75 A 10 9 V
15th Apr 1975 W 1 Dewsbury L 1974~75 H 36 14 V
20th Apr 1975 L 1 Wales * Fr Testimonial 1974~75 H 22 31 V
25th Apr 1975 W 1 Oldham PT1 1974~75 H 42 5 1 V
1st May 1975 D 1 Bradford Northern PT2 1974~75 A 5 5 V
2nd May 1975 W 1 Bradford Northern PT2 (rep) 1974~75 H 14 5 V
4th May 1975 W 1 Wigan PTSF 1974~75 A 22 16 1 V
17th May 1975 L 1 Leeds PTF 1974~75 N 11 26 V
31st Aug 1975 W 1 Oldham LC1 1975~76 A 19 17 V
6th Sep 1975 W 1 Huddersfield L 1975~76 A 22 21 V
14th Sep 1975 W 1 Swinton LC2 1975~76 A 17 2 V
16th Sep 1975 W 1 Leeds L 1975~76 H 24 2 V
23rd Sep 1975 L 1 Salford LCSF 1975~76 H 8 21 V
28th Sep 1975 W 1 Blackpool Borough JP1 1975~76 A 36 11 1 V
5th Oct 1975 L 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1975~76 A 15 29 V
8th Oct 1975 W 1 Rochdale Hornets FTP 1975~76 A 15 7 4 1 V
12th Oct 1975 L 1 Australia Tour 1975~76 H 7 32 2 V
22nd Oct 1975 W 1 Whitehaven FT1 1975~76 H 38 10 7 V
9th Nov 1975 W 1 Batley JP2 1975~76 H 47 9 7 V
16th Nov 1975 W 1 Castleford L 1975~76 H 22 9 1 5 V
18th Nov 1975 W 1 Hull FT2 1975~76 H 36 13 1 6 V
22nd Nov 1975 L 1 Hull JP3 1975~76 A 8 9 1 V
30th Nov 1975 W 1 Huddersfield L 1975~76 H 47 3 10 V
2nd Dec 1975 W 1 Barrow FTSF 1975~76 H 11 9 1 V
14th Dec 1975 W 1 Oldham L AB 1975~76 A 15 3 2 V
16th Dec 1975 W 1 Dewsbury FTF 1975~76 H 22 2 2 V
26th Dec 1975 D 1 Wigan L 1975~76 A 12 12 1 1 V
28th Dec 1975 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1975~76 A 18 4 4 1 V
1st Jan 1976 W 1 Widnes L 1975~76 H 12 4 2 V
11th Jan 1976 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1975~76 H 19 7 5 V
17th Jan 1976 W 1 Leeds L 1975~76 A 17 8 4 V
20th Jan 1976 W 1 Swinton L 1975~76 H 40 6 1 5 V
25th Jan 1976 L 1 Warrington L 1975~76 H 3 9 V
8th Feb 1976 L 1 Oldham L 1975~76 H 7 8 2 V
15th Feb 1976 W 1 Hull CC1 1975~76 A 5 3 1 V
20th Feb 1976 L 1 Castleford L 1975~76 A 10 26 2 V
29th Feb 1976 W 1 Salford CC2 1975~76 A 17 11 4 V
5th Mar 1976 L 1 Salford L 1975~76 A 9 10 3 V
9th Mar 1976 W 1 Dewsbury L 1975~76 A 7 6 2 V
14th Mar 1976 W 1 Oldham CC3 1975~76 H 17 9 1 2 1 V
17th Mar 1976 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1975~76 H 7 10 2 V
19th Mar 1976 W 1 Keighley L 1975~76 H 21 2 3 V
24th Mar 1976 W 1 Oldham L 1975~76 A 15 8 3 V
28th Mar 1976 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1975~76 A 21 9 3 V
30th Mar 1976 W 1 Salford L 1975~76 H 24 7 6 V
3rd Apr 1976 W 1 Keighley CCSF 1975~76 N 5 4 1 V
4th Apr 1976 W 1 Warrington L 1975~76 A 16 10 2 V
11th Apr 1976 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1975~76 A 28 12 5 V
13th Apr 1976 L 1 Keighley L 1975~76 A 12 14 3 V
16th Apr 1976 L 1 Wigan L 1975~76 H 11 28 4 V
19th Apr 1976 L 1 Widnes L 1975~76 A 7 23 2 V
25th Apr 1976 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1975~76 H 33 8 6 V
30th Apr 1976 W 1 Wigan PT1 1975~76 H 19 6 5 V
8th May 1976 W 1 Widnes CCF 1975~76 N 20 5 3 V
11th May 1976 W 1 Leeds PTSF(1) 1975~76 A 12 5 3 V
16th May 1976 W 1 Leeds PTSF(2) 1975~76 H 21 4 6 V
22nd May 1976 W 1 Salford PTF 1975~76 N 15 2 3 2 V
22nd Jun 1976 L 1 Queensland * Fr Tour 1975~76 A 15 21 3 V
29th Jun 1976 L 1 Eastern Suburbs* Fr Tour ( Unoffic. W 1975~76 A 2 25 1 V
4th Jul 1976 L 1 Auckland* Fr Tour 1975~76 A 13 20 1 V
5th Sep 1976 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1976~77 A 21 24 6 V
10th Sep 1976 D 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1976~77 H 7 7 2 V
19th Sep 1976 W 1 Barrow L 1976~77 A 19 2 1 V
24th Sep 1976 W 1 Leigh L 1976~77 A 20 5 5 1 V
26th Sep 1976 W 1 Castleford L 1976~77 H 17 15 5 1 V
2nd Oct 1976 L 1 Bradford Northern L 1976~77 A 7 17 2 V
9th Oct 1976 L 1 Leeds L 1976~77 A 13 23 3 1 V
17th Oct 1976 W 1 Warrington L 1976~77 H 23 9 1 4 V
24th Oct 1976 W 1 Hull K.R. JP1 1976~77 A 12 7 4 1 V
26th Oct 1976 W 1 Swinton FT1 1976~77 A 22 15 5 V
29th Oct 1976 W 1 Salford L 1976~77 A 18 15 4 V
6th Nov 1976 L 1 Castleford JP2 1976~77 H 18 22 3 V
11th Nov 1976 L 1 Catalan XIII* Fr Charity 1976~77 A 10 18 2 V
14th Nov 1976 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1976~77 H 22 17 5 V
16th Nov 1976 L 1 Huddersfield FT2 1976~77 A 7 9 2 V
28th Nov 1976 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1976~77 H 32 8 7 V
4th Dec 1976 W 1 Workington Town L 1976~77 A 16 12 3 1 V
12th Dec 1976 W 1 Leeds L 1976~77 H 17 6 4 V
27th Dec 1976 L 1 Wigan L 1976~77 H 12 14 1 3 V
6th Jan 1977 L 1 Widnes L 1976~77 A 8 13 2 1 V
9th Jan 1977 W 1 Oldham L 1976~77 H 17 7 1 V
16th Jan 1977 W 1 Barrow L 1976~77 H 17 10 4 V
23rd Jan 1977 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1976~77 A 5 21 1 V
4th Feb 1977 L 1 Castleford L 1976~77 A 12 16 V
12th Feb 1977 W 1 Warrington CC1 1976~77 A 13 12 2 3 V
20th Feb 1977 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1976~77 H 20 9 1 4 V
27th Feb 1977 W 1 Wigan CC2 1976~77 A 9 4 1 1 V
6th Mar 1977 W 1 Salford L 1976~77 H 29 9 4 V
13th Mar 1977 W 1 Dewsbury CC3 1976~77 A 11 8 1 2 V
20th Mar 1977 W 1 Workington Town L 1976~77 H 13 7 2 V
26th Mar 1977 L 1 Leeds CCSF 1976~77 N 2 7 1 V
29th Mar 1977 L 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1976~77 A 7 24 2 V
1st Apr 1977 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1976~77 H 34 6 5 V
8th Apr 1977 W 1 Wigan L 1976~77 A 17 8 4 V
11th Apr 1977 W 1 Widnes L 1976~77 H 31 0 5 V
15th Apr 1977 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1976~77 A 13 18 1 3 V
20th Apr 1977 W 1 Leigh L 1976~77 H 49 2 1 8 V
23rd Apr 1977 L 1 Warrington L 1976~77 A 11 12 1 V
30th Apr 1977 D 1 Wigan PT1 1976~77 H 10 10 2 V
4th May 1977 W 1 Wigan PT1 (rep) 1976~77 A 8 3 1 1 V
10th May 1977 W 1 Castleford PTSF (1) 1976~77 A 36 12 6 V
14th May 1977 W 1 Castleford PTSF (2) 1976~77 H 25 13 4 V
28th May 1977 W 1 Warrington PTF 1976~77 N 32 20 1 7 V
28th Aug 1977 D 1 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1977~78 A 4 4 2 V
30th Aug 1977 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC2 (rep) 1977~78 H 16 5 1 2 V
4th Sep 1977 L 1 New Hunslet L 1977~78 A 17 22 4 V
11th Sep 1977 W 1 Castleford L 1977~78 H 39 17 2 9 V
18th Sep 1977 W 1 Dewsbury L 1977~78 A 18 0 3 V
21st Sep 1977 L 1 Workington Town LCSF 1977~78 A 4 5 2 V
1st Oct 1977 L 1 Warrington L 1977~78 A 10 22 2 V
8th Oct 1977 W 1 Leeds L 1977~78 A 17 6 1 4 V
11th Oct 1977 W 1 Dewsbury FT1 1977~78 H 51 0 4 V
16th Oct 1977 W 1 Hull L 1977~78 H 52 14 1 8 V
23rd Oct 1977 W 1 Swinton JP1 1977~78 A 28 11 1 3 V
30th Oct 1977 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1977~78 A 12 5 1 V
6th Nov 1977 L 1 Featherstone Rovers JP2 1977~78 A 10 17 2 V
13th Nov 1977 W 1 Leeds L 1977~78 H 19 10 5 V
20th Nov 1977 W 1 Bramley L 1977~78 A 36 11 4 V
22nd Nov 1977 W 1 Leigh FT2 1977~78 A 14 7 3 V
27th Nov 1977 W 1 Salford L 1977~78 H 13 12 2 V
4th Dec 1977 L 1 Workington Town L 1977~78 A 3 16 V
6th Dec 1977 W 1 Salford FTSF 1977~78 H 7 4 2 V
10th Dec 1977 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1977~78 H 20 19 4 V
13th Dec 1977 L 1 Hull K.R. FTF 1977~78 A 11 26 V
22nd Jan 1978 W 1 New Hunslet L 1977~78 H 39 7 6 V
29th Jan 1978 W 1 Hull L 1977~78 A 18 12 3 V
5th Feb 1978 W 1 Warrington L 1977~78 H 17 6 4 V
24th Feb 1978 W 1 Huyton CC1 1977~78 H 36 8 6 V
1st Mar 1978 W 1 Castleford L 1977~78 A 29 12 1 5 1 V
5th Mar 1978 W 1 Bramley L 1977~78 H 71 7 13 V
12th Mar 1978 W 1 Oldham CC2 1977~78 A 26 11 1 4 V
19th Mar 1978 W 1 Huddersfield CC3 1977~78 H 31 5 5 V
21st Mar 1978 W 1 Salford L 1977~78 A 24 11 3 V
24th Mar 1978 L 1 Wigan L 1977~78 H 17 22 5 V
27th Mar 1978 L 1 Widnes L 1977~78 A 5 33 1 V
30th Mar 1978 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1977~78 H 28 13 5 V
2nd Apr 1978 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1977~78 H 36 5 6 V
8th Apr 1978 W 1 Warrington CCSF 1977~78 N 12 8 2 V
12th Apr 1978 D 1 Bradford Northern L 1977~78 A 9 9 1 V
16th Apr 1978 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1977~78 A 23 36 4 V
22nd Apr 1978 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1977~78 H 23 13 4 V
30th Apr 1978 W 1 Salford PT1 1977~78 H 29 11 7 V
3rd May 1978 W 1 Bradford Northern PTSF(1) 1977~78 H 14 10 1 4 V
7th May 1978 L 1 Bradford Northern PTSF(2) 1977~78 A 12 19 2 2 V
13th May 1978 L 1 Leeds CCF 1977~78 N 12 14 3 V
23rd Aug 1978 D 1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 (rep) 1978~79 A 8 8 1 1 V
25th Aug 1978 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 (2nd rep) 1978~79 N 28 9 5 V
27th Aug 1978 L 1 Leigh LC2 1978~79 A 4 21 2 V
3rd Sep 1978 W 1 Huddersfield L 1978~79 A 18 11 1 2 V
6th Sep 1978 W 1 Barrow L 1978~79 H 21 7 6 V
10th Sep 1978 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1978~79 H 20 15 4 V
12th Sep 1978 W 1 Warrington FTP 1978~79 H 13 9 3 1 V
17th Sep 1978 D 1 Barrow L 1978~79 A 16 16 3 V
23rd Sep 1978 W 1 Leeds JP1 1978~79 H 16 11 3 1 V
1st Oct 1978 W 1 Castleford L 1978~79 H 48 14 9 V
8th Oct 1978 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1978~79 H 33 5 3 V
17th Oct 1978 W 1 Salford FT1 1978~79 A 17 15 2 V
29th Oct 1978 W 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1978~79 A 22 11 5 V
3rd Nov 1978 W 1 Leigh L 1978~79 H 27 20 3 V
7th Nov 1978 W 1 Castleford FT2 1978~79 H 47 5 7 V
12th Nov 1978 L 1 Australia Tour 1978~79 H 4 26 2 V
19th Nov 1978 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1978~79 A 3 7 1 V
26th Nov 1978 L 1 Huddersfield L 1978~79 H 15 16 3 V
28th Nov 1978 W 1 Hull FTSF 1978~79 A 13 5 3 V
2nd Dec 1978 L 1 Widnes JP2 1978~79 A 10 11 2 V
10th Dec 1978 W 1 Salford L 1978~79 A 16 13 5 V
12th Dec 1978 L 1 Widnes FTF 1978~79 H 7 13 2 V
26th Dec 1978 W 1 Wigan L 1978~79 H 18 11 2 V
13th Jan 1979 L 1 Leeds L 1978~79 A 11 26 1 V
11th Feb 1979 W 1 Doncaster CC1 1978~79 H 34 9 2 V
20th Feb 1979 W 1 Workington Town L 1978~79 H 10 6 2 V
23rd Feb 1979 D 1 Castleford L 1978~79 A 13 13 3 1 V
4th Mar 1979 W 1 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1978~79 A 11 10 1 V
7th Mar 1979 W 1 Warrington L 1978~79 A 15 8 5 1 V
10th Mar 1979 W 1 Castleford CC3 1978~79 A 10 6 3 1 V
18th Mar 1979 L 1 Leeds L 1978~79 H 15 20 3 V
25th Mar 1979 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1978~79 A 5 20 1 V
29th Mar 1979 L 1 Workington Town L 1978~79 A 8 10 1 V
1st Apr 1979 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1978~79 A 3 23 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 357 OTHER 8 = 366
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 5 Subs) = 365

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