Jack Waring

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
03-10-1919
N/A
01-02-1939
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-02-1939 v Barrow
York
1946- Belle Vue Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1938-1945
68 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
34
0
0
102

BIOGRAPHY

Jack Waring by Dave Dooley:

Jack Waring, was a very skilful player for the club playing over 60 matches mostly as a centre. He made his debut for Saints on the 11th. February 1939 against Barrow. Signed from Blackbrook amateurs, in 68 matches for the Saints Jack scored 39 tries for a total points aggregate of 117 points. He scored his first try for the Saints against Rochdale Hornets on April 10th 1939. The following season he was our top try scorer with 19 tries from 28 games. During the war he played stand off for the England RU team against New Zealand and South Africa. He also guested for Eddie Warings Dewsbury RL team as they were paying four times the Saints wages at the time! Jack also played for the England RL team whilst at Knowsley Road.

Jack Waring Obituary by Denis Whittle (3rd June 2004)

A former Rugby League player who rocketed to international status after just one season with Saints has died at the age of 84. Jack Sogger Waring of O’Sullivan Crescent, Blackbrook died in Whiston Hospital following a short illness. A widower, he leaves four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grand-child. A member of a family of 11 raised in Doulton Street, just a drop-kick from Saints ground, Jack was one of four brothers to play professional rugby, the others being Tommy (Saints), Gerald (Warrington) and Bill (St.Helens Recs).

Jack cut his oval ball teeth at St.Teresas school before figuring as an amateur with Thatto Heath and Star Rovers. He scored a hat-trick on his debut for Saints A Team in 1938 and then became a regular First Teamer.

Pre-war days at Knowsley Road found Waring sharing dressing room pegs with household names such as Frank Tracey, Jack Bradbury and George Porky Davies. The highlight of Jack’s career came at Watersheddings, Oldham in 1940 when he appeared for England against Wales, the 21 year old scoring a last-minute try to earn his country an 8-5 victory.

Pathe News featured the crucial touchdown at local cinemas and the Waring family has made many attempts to obtain the nostalgia-soaked footage. Another abiding memory of the game was that it was interrupted by an air-raid warning for fully eight minutes!

By now Jack had been summoned for duty in the Royal Artillery, but he still managed to guest for Dewsbury, managed by his namesake Eddie Waring, who later went on to TV fame as a commentator on the game.

Like so many of his generation, Jack found his rugby career curtailed by the war and a serious knee injury although he played in Services Rugby Union matches against Australia, New Zealand and south Africa.

Following demob, Jack played for Belle Vue Rangers, Featherstone and Warrington, where he was in the same side as his brother Gerald (a D-Day veteran) and it was at Wilderspool Stadium that he finally hung up his boots as A Team Coach in 1951.

Many rugby league personalities of an earlier era were present at his funeral, held at St.Paul`s Church, Blackbrook in June 2004. The skilled Labourer was 84 when he died.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1938~39 2 0 0 13
1939~40 19 0 0 28
1940~41 9 0 0 13
1941~423 0 0 5
1945~46 1 0 0 9
TOTALS:34 0 0 68
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 1002
1944~45 1001
TOTALS:2003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
11th Feb 1939 W 4 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 L 4 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1939 W 4 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 L 4 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1939 L 3 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939 L 3 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 VIEW
7th Apr 1939 L 3 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 L 3 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 L 3 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 L 3 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 W 3 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 W 3 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 W 3 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 W 3 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 W 3 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 1 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 L 3 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 VIEW
28th Oct 1939 W 3 Swinton WEL 1939~40 H 15 7 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1939 W 3 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 L 3 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 L 3 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 W 3 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 L 6 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1939 W 6 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 L 6 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 D 4 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 L 4 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 W 4 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 W 3 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 3 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 L 3 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 L 3 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 L 3 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 W 4 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 W 3 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 L 4 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 W 3 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 1 VIEW
4th May 1940 W 3 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 VIEW
18th May 1940 L 3 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1940 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 VIEW
21st Sep 1940 W 3 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1940 W 3 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 VIEW
5th Oct 1940 W 3 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 2 VIEW
12th Oct 1940 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 VIEW
19th Oct 1940 W 3 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1940 L 3 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 1 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 L 3 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 D 3 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1940 W 4 Broughton Rangers WEL 1940~41 H 23 3 2 VIEW
30th Nov 1940 W 4 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 50 0 1 VIEW
14th Dec 1940 W 3 Oldham WEL 1940~41 H 19 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1940 W 4 Leigh * Fr 1940~41 H 37 18 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 W 4 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 VIEW
19th Apr 1941 L 4 Castleford CC2 1940~41 A 13 21 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1941 W 4 Hull WEL 1941~42 H 11 10 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1941 W 4 Keighley WEL 1941~42 H 17 11 1 VIEW
29th Nov 1941 L 4 Castleford WEL 1941~42 A 5 12 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942 L 3 Wigan WEL 1941~42 H 0 18 VIEW
11th Apr 1942 W 7 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) 1941~42 A 21 11 1 VIEW
28th Apr 1945 W 3 Wigan * Fr 1944~45 H 13 6 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1945 L 2 Dewsbury L 1945~46 A 0 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1945 L 2 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 VIEW
8th Dec 1945 W 3 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945 L 4 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1945 L 3 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 VIEW
9th Mar 1946 W 4 Halifax L 1945~46 H 13 0 VIEW
23rd Mar 1946 L 3 Halifax L 1945~46 A 11 21 VIEW
30th Mar 1946 L 4 Barrow L 1945~46 H 22 30 VIEW
6th Apr 1946 L 4 York L 1945~46 A 14 33 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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