Paul Round

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
24-09-1963
N/A
25-02-1981
St. Helens Colts
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-01-1983 v Castleford
Warrington
1987- Oldham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1982-1986
121 (32)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
42
0
0
168

Biography of Paul Round



HERITAGE NO : 959
Paul Round by Dave Dooley:

Paul Round was a local lad who developed a reputation and a strong fast. He was superb running on to a short pass and had superb vision and anticipation in selecting and running through gaps in any defence. Paul was particularly effective in utilising his speed when defences were getting tired. Some sterling displays in the St Helens Colts team encouraged the Saints to sign him up on professional forms. In his first season, 1982/3, he made two substitute appearances against Castleford and in the last match of the season in the first Round of the Premiership against Widnes.

His first try for the Club came in the away 20 points to 12 loss to Leigh on the 13th. of November, 1983. During this second season in the first team he captured a regular place in the second row and scored four further tries in 32 appearances. During the campaign his confidence grew tremendously as a young rampant Saints side was put together by coach Billy Benyon.

In the `Meninga season` of 1984/5 Paul really got into the groove running in 16 tries, many from the exquisite passing of Pinner, Arkwright and Holding. He started the campaign with a bang, powering in for a hat trick against Runcorn in the first round of the Lancashire Cup. In the Final of the same competition Paul was instrumental in setting up for the Saints` second try that day. An astute Pinner pass sent Andy Platt throughout the Wigan defence and Paul Round following up almost scored as he was halted a couple of yards from the Wigan tryline. From the resultant play the ball an eagle-eyed Mal Meninga fed Roy Haggerty who plunged over for a great pressure try. It was Saints` day as the boys from Knowsley Road defeated the Riversiders on their own patch. Paul also scored two braces of tries, in a career best season tally of 16, as the Saints reached the Premiership Final and challenged for all honours in a campaign of champagne rugby. Paul was unlucky not to feature in the Premiership Trophy against Hull KR at Elland Road. Andy Platt was firing on all cylinders with Roy Haggerty, Paul Forber and Round competing for a couple of second row positions.

In the 1985/86 season Paul and the Saints finished the campaign in style with thirteen successive victories in the league to leave themselves a tantalising 2 points behind Champions Halifax. In the last three league games, Paul scored 8 tries in one week with braces against Salford and Oldham sandwiching a hat trick against Castleford.

In his last season at Knowsley Road Paul found the same stiff competition for a starting second row spot and was named substitute on 14 occasions out of 29 appearances. His eight tries that campaign included a brace against Bradford Northern in the first Round of the Premiership Trophy. The following week Paul was named substitute for the dramatic 1987 Challenge Cup Final against Halifax. In a sparkling Saints` second half recovery Paul scored a great try as he "rounded" the opposition to put the Saints in contention but all was in vain as the Saints lost by the odd point in 37!

When coach Alex Murphy returned from holiday in the summer of 1987 he discovered that Paul had been sold to Oldham - a move that did not impress the mercurial maestro. At that point Paul was still only 23 and `Murph` thought he still had his best years in front of him. Paul had a very impressive try to match ratio with 42 tries from 89 starts and 32 substitute appearances.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830 0 0 2
1983~84 5 0 0 32
1984~85 16 0 0 29
1985~8613 0 0 29
1986~878 0 0 29
TOTALS:42 0 0 121
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830001
1983~84 3002
1984~85 2007
1985~86 0001
1986~870002
TOTALS:50013

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
16th Jan 1983 1
L
15 Castleford L A 10 31 VIEW
24th Apr 1983 2
L
14 Widnes PT1 H 7 11 VIEW
22nd May 1983 --
D
11 Warrington* Fr Testimonial A 16 16 VIEW
10th Aug 1983 --
W
12 Widnes * Fr Testimonial H 44 20 3 VIEW
14th Aug 1983 --
W
16 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup A 32 10 VIEW
18th Sep 1983 3
L
11 Bradford Northern L A 10 14 VIEW
25th Sep 1983 4
W
15 Wakefield Trinity L H 50 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1983 5
W
12 Bradford Northern L H 29 14 VIEW
30th Oct 1983 6
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 19 13 VIEW
6th Nov 1983 7
W
12 Kent Invicta JP1 A 40 7 VIEW
13th Nov 1983 8
L
12 Leigh L A 12 20 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1983 9
W
12 Warrington JP2 A 18 10 VIEW
27th Nov 1983 10
W
12 Featherstone Rovers JP3 H 16 12 VIEW
4th Dec 1983 11
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 32 VIEW
17th Dec 1983 12
L
15 Widnes JPSF N 4 18 VIEW
20th Dec 1983 13
W
11 Salford L A 18 16 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1983 14
L
15 Wigan L A 8 12 VIEW
1st Jan 1984 15
L
11 Widnes L H 12 20 VIEW
8th Jan 1984 16
L
15 Wakefield Trinity L A 22 31 VIEW
11th Jan 1984 --NPS
L
15 Hull L A 24 30 VIEW
22nd Jan 1984 17
W
11 Fulham L A 30 0 VIEW
5th Feb 1984 18
W
11 Salford L H 20 0 1 VIEW
12th Feb 1984 19
W
12 Leigh CC1 H 16 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1984 20
L
12 Leeds L A 7 18 VIEW
25th Feb 1984 21
W
12 Hull CC2 H 24 14 VIEW
4th Mar 1984 22
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 21 13 VIEW
11th Mar 1984 23
L
12 Wigan CC3 H 7 16 VIEW
16th Mar 1984 24
W
12 Hull L H 22 10 VIEW
20th Mar 1984 25
W
12 Warrington L H 37 25 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1984 26
L
12 Castleford L A 22 26 VIEW
1st Apr 1984 27
W
12 Oldham L H 31 20 VIEW
6th Apr 1984 28
W
12 Leigh L H 37 12 VIEW
10th Apr 1984 29
W
12 Leeds L H 20 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1984 30
W
12 Whitehaven L A 27 21 VIEW
20th Apr 1984 31
W
12 Wigan L H 20 13 VIEW
23rd Apr 1984 32
D
12 Widnes L A 28 28 VIEW
29th Apr 1984 33
W
12 Warrington PT1 A 19 13 1 VIEW
7th May 1984 34
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers PTSF A 16 21 VIEW
29th Jul 1984 --
L
11 Barrow * Fr Benefit A 10 19 VIEW
19th Aug 1984 --
W
12 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial H 84 12 VIEW
26th Aug 1984 --
W
12 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup H 38 4 VIEW
2nd Sep 1984 35
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 25 10 VIEW
9th Sep 1984 36
W
12 Leeds L A 21 2 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1984 37
W
12 Runcorn Highfield LC1 H 58 14 3 VIEW
23rd Sep 1984 38
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 6 32 VIEW
7th Oct 1984 39
W
12 Castleford L H 30 16 VIEW
10th Oct 1984 40
W
12 Leigh LCSF H 31 10 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1984 41
W
12 Hunslet L A 32 14 1 VIEW
21st Oct 1984 42
W
12 Oldham L H 32 5 VIEW
28th Oct 1984 43
W
12 Wigan LCF A 26 18 VIEW
4th Nov 1984 44
W
12 Warrington L A 20 14 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1984 45
W
12 Barrow L H 59 2 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1984 46
W
12 Keighley JP1 H 60 8 2 VIEW
2nd Dec 1984 47
D
12 Bradford Northern JP2 A 12 12 VIEW
5th Dec 1984 48
W
12 Bradford Northern JP2 (rep) H 24 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1984 49
W
15 Leeds L H 48 16 VIEW
22nd Dec 1984 50
L
12 Halifax JP3 H 8 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1984 51
L
12 Wigan L H 22 30 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1985 52
W
12 Widnes L A 8 6 VIEW
30th Jan 1985 53
L
12 Castleford L A 12 30 VIEW
3rd Feb 1985 54
W
12 Leigh L H 56 16 VIEW
21st Feb 1985 55
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers CC1 H 3 8 VIEW
24th Feb 1985 56
W
14 Barrow L A 31 16 1 VIEW
8th Mar 1985 57
L
12 Oldham L A 18 20 VIEW
10th Mar 1985 58
W
12 Workington Town L H 62 0 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1985 --NPS
D
15 Halifax L A 19 19 VIEW
31st Mar 1985 59
W
14 Warrington L H 30 28 VIEW
5th Apr 1985 60
W
15 Wigan L A 30 19 VIEW
17th Apr 1985 61
W
15 Hunslet L H 68 7 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1985 62
L
15 Leigh L A 26 30 VIEW
27th Apr 1985 63
W
14 Widnes PT1 H 26 2 1 VIEW
26th May 1985 --
L
15 Canterbury* Fr Tour C 24 30 VIEW
29th May 1985 --
L
12 Waikato* Fr Tour H 24 34 1 VIEW
2nd Jun 1985 --
L
8 Manukau * Fr Tour A 10 26 1 VIEW
3rd Jun 1985 --
W
15 Northland * Fr Tour W 42 12 VIEW
25th Aug 1985 --
D
10 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup A 18 18 VIEW
30th Aug 1985 64
W
12 Swinton L A 32 14 2 VIEW
4th Sep 1985 65
W
11 Warrington L H 12 6 VIEW
8th Sep 1985 66
W
11 York L H 30 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1985 67
W
11 Carlisle LC1 H 72 8 2 VIEW
22nd Sep 1985 68
L
11 Leeds L A 8 21 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1985 69
W
11 Whitehaven LC2 H 26 8 VIEW
20th Oct 1985 70
W
14 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 39 22 VIEW
27th Oct 1985 71
L
15 New Zealand Tour H 8 46 VIEW
3rd Nov 1985 72
W
11 Featherstone Rovers L A 38 12 VIEW
10th Nov 1985 73
W
11 Dewsbury L H 24 6 VIEW
1st Dec 1985 74
W
12 Doncaster JP2 H 36 20 VIEW
21st Dec 1985 75
L
11 Hull Kingston Rovers JPSF N 4 22 VIEW
26th Dec 1985 76
L
11 Wigan L A 14 38 VIEW
1st Jan 1986 77
L
11 Widnes L H 16 30 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1986 78
L
11 Halifax L A 18 27 VIEW
19th Jan 1986 79
L
11 Bradford Northern L H 8 18 VIEW
24th Feb 1986 80
W
15 Dewsbury CC1 A 22 19 VIEW
8th Mar 1986 81
L
10 Wigan CC2 A 14 24 VIEW
16th Mar 1986 82
W
10 York L A 18 11 VIEW
19th Mar 1986 83
W
10 Salford L H 28 10 VIEW
23rd Mar 1986 84
W
15 Dewsbury L A 18 12 VIEW
28th Mar 1986 85
W
15 Wigan L H 18 13 VIEW
31st Mar 1986 86
W
11 Widnes L A 16 6 VIEW
2nd Apr 1986 87
W
11 Oldham L A 38 12 VIEW
9th Apr 1986 88
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 22 13 VIEW
13th Apr 1986 89
W
11 Salford L A 30 28 2 VIEW
16th Apr 1986 90
W
11 Castleford L H 62 12 3 VIEW
20th Apr 1986 91
W
11 Oldham L H 44 12 2 VIEW
27th Apr 1986 92
L
11 Leeds PT1 H 22 38 VIEW
20th Aug 1986 --
W
11 Sheffield Eagles* Fr A 26 25 VIEW
24th Aug 1986 --
W
15 Great Britain XIII* Fr Testimonial H 34 30 VIEW
31st Aug 1986 93
W
11 Leigh L H 50 18 VIEW
3rd Sep 1986 94
W
10 Salford L A 38 4 VIEW
7th Sep 1986 95
W
11 Leeds L A 40 20 VIEW
14th Sep 1986 96
W
11 Carlisle LC1 H 112 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1986 97
W
11 Halifax L H 38 16 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1986 98
W
11 Warrington LC2 H 19 15 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1986 99
W
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 36 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1986 100
L
15 Wigan LCSF A 16 22 VIEW
5th Oct 1986 101
W
14 Wakefield Trinity L H 32 11 VIEW
12th Oct 1986 102
W
15 Barrow L A 34 12 VIEW
17th Oct 1986 103
W
15 Salford L H 32 14 VIEW
2nd Nov 1986 104
L
15 Australia Tour H 8 32 VIEW
9th Nov 1986 105
W
15 Featherstone Rovers L A 44 8 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1986 106
W
15 Oldham L A 18 17 VIEW
23rd Nov 1986 107
W
15 Hull L H 50 10 VIEW
30th Nov 1986 108
W
15 Whitehaven JP1 A 10 8 VIEW
6th Dec 1986 --NPS
W
14 Castleford JP2 A 26 22 VIEW
14th Dec 1986 109
L
15 Warrington JP3 H 20 22 VIEW
21st Dec 1986 110
W
11 Oldham L H 28 6 VIEW
1st Jan 1987 111
L
15 Widnes L A 10 16 VIEW
21st Jan 1987 112
W
12 Swinton CCP H 18 16 VIEW
8th Feb 1987 113
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 30 6 VIEW
4th Mar 1987 114
L
11 Castleford L A 10 12 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1987 115
W
14 Leigh CCSF N 14 8 VIEW
17th Mar 1987 116
L
12 Hull L A 22 36 VIEW
17th Apr 1987 117
L
12 Wigan L A 12 42 VIEW
20th Apr 1987 118
L
11 Widnes L H 24 30 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1987 119
W
11 Bradford Northern PT1 H 46 14 2 VIEW
2nd May 1987 120
L
14 Halifax CCF N 18 19 1 VIEW
10th May 1987 121
L
11 Warrington PTSF H 8 18 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 88 | LOSSES : 44 | DRAWS : 5

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