Cliff Watson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
26-04-1940
N/A
13-08-1960
Dudley Kingswinford RU
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-08-1960 v Liverpool City
Leeds
1971- Cronulla Aus
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1960-1970
373 (6)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
57
0
0
171

Biography of Cliff Watson



HERITAGE NO : 774
Cliff Watson by Dave Dooley

Cliff Watson played in the very successful Saints teams of the sixties.

"Come and join us, as long as you are big and fast"

He joined Saints in 1960 after responding to a Club advertisement in the Sporting Chronicle offering trials for `top class Rugby Union forwards`. Cliff must have felt confident and wrote to Basil Lowe, the then Saints secretary, with his curriculum vitae. The original letter aremains in the archives to this day and a copy of this document is printed in the excellent publication `Marching On - A Celebration of St Helens RLFC at the Millennium` (published by the Club). This publication also carries a copy of Cliff`s playing contract which shows he received £750 for signing on and a further £750 after he had played six first team games for the Saints.

A Londoner by birth, Cliff played the amateur game as a second row forward for Dudley Kingswinford RUFC and represented Worcestershire and Herefordshire Combined Counties as a prop forward. In the 1961 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final he was listed as a powerfully built 5ft 11inches tall and 14 stones forward. Cliff certainly put on a few pounds as the decade progressed!

Cliff shot to prominence in the legendary 1961 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final against Wigan. Watson was selected to play in the number 10 jersey after only 11 first team games for the Club. He was just 20 years old at the time. The game will long be remembered for the length of the field Tom Van Vollenhoven try, but equally important in the Saints victory were the try saving tackles by Cliff Watson who stopped Billy Boston from scoring in the corner together with crucial crunches on Eric Ashton and Terry Entwistle when Wigan threatened to score.

After the Wembley final Cliff seemed a permanent feature in Saints` sides of the sixties which were characterised by "packs of aces" and backs of speed and guile! Cliff went on to represent Great Britain and dominate games against the Aussies.

In my opinion only the great Kevin Ward comes close to matching Cliff as the greatest prop forward to play in a Saints jersey. He possessed a jack-hammer hand-off and countless tackles on Cliff, involving three players, were shouted `held` as he refused to be grounded. Later in his career he developed as a try-scoring forward with a neat ball release as he held opponents at bay with one hand. However, my abiding memories of Cliff were the frequent charging runs that left opponents of the highest qualities lying in his wake.

As the decade ended he moved to Australia to play for Cronulla alongside another Saints great, Tommy Bishop.

Cliff has the dubious record of being the only GB player to have been sent off against Australia twice! As a player who had a great temperament for his position; this distinction more accurately depicts the baiting that the Pom forwards had to endure at the hands of their colonial cousins!

A recent quote from Cliff is as follows: "I never wore a mouthguard...hated them....too uncomfortable and, besides, you couldnt abuse the referee!"

This obituary of the great man was written by Alex Service after his passing in May 2018.

The Iron Man passes Born London 26 April 1940 Died Miranda NSW 2 May 2018

Rugby League folk in Britain and Australia are mourning the passing of one of the toughest front-row forwards who ever played the game at club and international level, after a battle with oesophageal cancer. Cliff Watson was 78. This is the guy who was ideally suited to the rigours of the game in the 1960s and early 1970s when he made 30 appearances for Great Britain. Cliff is also a member of the 17 Greats of St. Helens RFC [2010] and a Cronulla Legend [2003] and Dream Team member [2006]. He went on to win every major honour and his story is truly quite out of the ordinary.

Cliff was born in Stepney on 26 April 1940, if not necessarily within the sound of Bow Bells, then certainly air raid sirens! The family were bombed out by the Luftwaffe and the family went back to his father's birthplace in Dudley, in the West Midlands, never to return. It was there that his rugby odyssey began, as a hooker, for the local Dudley Kingswinford club. He made excellent progress in the fifteen-a-side code and played at county level for Worcester and Hereford, but wanted something different.

The search for big, powerful forwards knew no bounds during the summer of 1960, as the St. Helens Board took the unprecedented step of paying £400 for an advertising campaign in the national press, inviting top class rugby union packmen to write to Knowsley Road for trials. His prospective trade as an apprentice toolmaker at Newey Brothers, in Tipton, had stalled because of a rugby injury and he was transferred to the stores. One of his workmates showed him the Saints advert from the latest edition of the Sporting Chronicle. To get paid for playing rugby clearly appealed. Cliff decided to give it a go and put pen to paper: "In reply to your advertisement in the Sporting Chronicle for Rugby Football players, I offer you my services. I play Rugby Union Football for Dudley Kingswinford as a second row forward and played open side prop for Worcestershire and Herefordshire combined counties last season. I am 20 years of age, 6⅝ tall and weigh 15st. 6lbs. I should be grateful if you would consider my application." Watson was invited for trials and duly signed for the club for an initial sum of £750!

It was a masterstroke! He made his debut in the 17-9 home win against Liverpool City on 15th August 1960, when his front-row partners were Abe Terry and hooker Bob Dagnall. Progress was swift for a somewhat disbelieving Watson and how! He was selected for his first big match after just ten games for the seniors, in the 1961 Challenge Cup Final against Wigan at Wembley. Although playing blind-side prop, Cliff was extremely mobile with an abundance of energy and proved to be a fine cover defender. Indeed, his part in a superb cover tackle in the corner, on Wigan's star winger Billy Boston, at a crucial time in the match, ensured a Saints victory by 12-6. At one stage it looked like a nailed on try and with it, Wigan could well have lifted the trophy! Stand-off Alex Murphy later reckoned that there were very few front-rowers who could have done what he did to save the game. At just 21 years of age he had duly arrived in the big time.

The early 1960s saw the Saints crowned Cup Kings of Lancashire, three times against Swinton [1961, 1962 and 1964] and once against Leigh in 1963. Cliff played in them all, apart from the 1964 final when he was a non-playing substitute. He proved to be a dependable and durable member of a pack that contained other players imported from the union code, such as Ray French, John Warlow and John Mantle. Watson was naturally strong and his work as a drayman for Greenall Whitley certainly helped to keep him in trim. He was a real grafter, who would take the ball up from his own line and was capable of crashing through opposing defences at the other end. The loss of a finger on his left hand meant that handling a rugby ball was never easy for him and he had to adjust the way he caught and gave a pass accordingly. Yet no-one liked being tackled by Cliff, in his all-embracing bear-hug manner and when the going got tough, he didn't take any prisoners, driving the ball in relentlessly - the perfect man to have by your side in the trenches!

In 1965/66 Watson and the St. Helens pack were outstanding as the club won four trophies: League Leaders, Lancashire League, Championship and Challenge Cup, the latter against deadly rivals Wigan, in front of Wembley's first 100,000 crowd. Cliff won every major honour in the game with St. Helens, playing in 16 finals overall, including replays. He added to his collection of Lancashire Cup winners medals with further successes in 1967 and 1969 and captained the side to one of their greatest triumphs, a 24-12 victory over a powerful Leeds side at Odsal in 1970. A broken arm robbed him of a third Championship final success the following year. He was immensely popular amongst the Knowsley Road faithful, who rewarded the Iron Man with a successful Testimonial cheque of over £3,000, in the summer of 1971!

Ray French was one of Cliff's best friends. "I used to knock around with Cliff and John Warlow and I remember that we were almost in competition on the field with each other with our running and tackling. There were shouts of encouragement and some gentle verbal put-downs, for sure. Cliff used to give me a lift to training and to get the coach at Knowsley Road for away games and he was a real character, with a superb sense of humour. As a player, he was extremely fit and had great enthusiasm. He was a drayman for Greenall Whitley at one stage and during the [school] summer holidays I used to go with him occasionally on deliveries. He had no problem at all lifting the heaviest barrels above his head. He was terrifically strong, for sure. I roomed with him on the World Cup tour in 1968 and I will never forget the day I signed for Widnes. Cliff rolled up at our house to get the coach for Swinton and I said 'I'm not going with you, I'm playing at Naughton Park this afternoon.' He didn't believe me and was quite upset. He remained a great friend and I visited Cliff and Barbara in Australia on a number of occasions and was always made welcome."

His physical and mental toughness were tailor-made for the rigours of Test Match football, where he never took a backward step. He made his international debut at Swinton in the Second Test against Australia on 9 November 1963, a 50-12 victory for the Kangaroos, the first time the Ashes had been lost on home soil since 1911/12. Yet Watson kept his place for the final game in the rubber at Headingley, which the British won and he was one of three players sent off in a torrid 80 minutes! Watson did become an automatic choice for his country, however, playing in 30 test matches for Great Britain, the most capped Saint in red, white and blue! He was vice-captain of the side against the Aussies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1970, when Britain won 21-17 to win the Ashes for the last time, one of his proudest moments! He was selected for two tours Down Under in 1966 and 1970, also taking part in two World Cup campaigns, in 1968 and 1970. His clashes with Australians such as Arthur Beetson and Jim Morgan were definitely not for the feint-hearted, but despite his hard man image, he could also play some memorable football, typified by his 20 yard blockbuster try in the First Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1966. Cliff's final appearance for his country was at Knowsley Road, on 17th March 1971, when the French were defeated 24-2. He also captained England, against Wales at Salford, on 7th November 1968, another occasion he remembered with great pride.

At any level, Cliff was also great for team spirit. "The fellow was a particular favourite of mine," recalled former Saints Chairman Harry Cook. "One match day he came up to the Directors room with his boots, socks and shorts on and no jersey. I asked him what it was all about. 'They want to see you downstairs,' he said in a real gruff voice. 'And we're not putting our jerseys on until you come down.' So I thought it must be money because in those days they got so much per match, they didn't have contracts. So I went downstairs and asked them what the problem was. They all started laughing. 'We just wanted to see the look on your face when you came down!' said Cliff with that mischievous grin."

After 373 games for St. Helens, scoring 57 tries; two Championship finals, three Lancashire League titles, two Challenge Cups and five county cup successes, it was time to move on as a new challenge beckoned. He joined the Australian Club Cronulla Sutherland at the start of the 1971/72 season, where his former Saints and Great Britain team-mate Tommy Bishop was Captain-Coach. The pair of them helped to galvanise the Sharks to their best campaign since their formation in 1967 and they played together in the 1973 Grand Final, when Cronulla lost to Manly 7-10 in an often torrid encounter [the 'dirtiest final ever' stated one exasperated correspondent] at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of a crowd of over 50,000. Yet Cliff was rarely injury-free and played 38 matches for the Sharks in three seasons, scoring 9 tries. He finished his career with a spell as Captain-Coach of the Wollongong Wolves junior club. He won the Minor Premiership with them and was also a Grand final runner up [1974].

Cliff remained in Australia for the rest of his life. He lived not too far away from Cronulla Sharks, at Miranda, in the Sutherland Shire and was associated with the Men of League organisation, raising money to help former players who have fallen on hard times. Cliff always appreciated the life-changing effect rugby league had on his life and was only too glad to give something back. On the field, he was truly uncompromising; off it and ask anyone who knew him - he had a heart of gold!



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1960~610 0 0 11
1961~62 3 0 0 39
1962~6310 0 0 42
1963~643 0 0 21
1964~65 3 0 0 35
1965~66 1 0 0 44
1966~676 0 0 35
1967~68 3 0 0 33
1968~69 10 0 0 40
1969~70 8 0 0 43
1970~7110 0 0 30
TOTALS:57 0 0 373
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1961~620001
1962~630101
1964~650002
1965~66 0001
1967~68 0001
1968~690001
1969~700001
1970~71 1001
TOTALS:1109

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
15th Aug 1960 1
W
10 Liverpool City L H 17 9 VIEW
4th Mar 1961 2
W
10 Liverpool City L A 52 2 VIEW
18th Mar 1961 3
W
10 Halifax L A 19 12 VIEW
1st Apr 1961 4
L
10 Workington Town L A 11 12 VIEW
8th Apr 1961 5
W
10 Hull L A 9 4 VIEW
15th Apr 1961 6
W
10 Hull CCSF N 26 9 VIEW
19th Apr 1961 7
W
10 Widnes L A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961 8
L
10 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 28 VIEW
29th Apr 1961 9
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 38 0 VIEW
6th May 1961 10
L
10 Leeds ChSF A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961 11
W
10 Wigan CCF N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961 --
W
10 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 29 14 VIEW
19th Aug 1961 12
W
10 Leeds L H 20 5 VIEW
2nd Sep 1961 13
W
10 Leigh LC1 H 43 8 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 14
W
10 Salford L A 24 7 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 15
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 16
W
10 Whitehaven L H 44 0 VIEW
23rd Sep 1961 17
W
10 Barrow L A 34 2 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1961 18
L
10 Hull L H 22 25 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961 19
W
10 Oldham LC2 H 30 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 20
W
10 Whitehaven L A 10 3 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1961 21
W
10 Salford LCSF H 21 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1961 22
W
10 New Zealand Tour H 25 10 VIEW
28th Oct 1961 23
L
10 Warrington L A 7 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1961 24
W
10 Swinton LCF N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961 25
L
10 Widnes L A 12 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1961 26
W
10 Workington Town L H 16 7 VIEW
2nd Dec 1961 27
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 12 VIEW
9th Dec 1961 28
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 10 12 VIEW
16th Dec 1961 29
L
10 Oldham L H 8 9 VIEW
6th Jan 1962 30
W
10 Barrow L H 30 6 VIEW
13th Jan 1962 31
L
10 Leeds L A 3 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1962 32
W
10 Warrington L H 11 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1962 33
L
10 Workington Town L A 7 23 VIEW
3rd Feb 1962 34
W
10 Huddersfield L H 36 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1962 35
W
10 Salford CC1 A 15 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1962 36
W
10 Salford L H 17 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1962 37
L
10 Leigh L A 6 7 VIEW
3rd Mar 1962 38
L
10 Huddersfield CC2 H 2 13 VIEW
10th Mar 1962 39
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 16 5 VIEW
17th Mar 1962 40
L
10 Oldham L A 7 10 VIEW
24th Mar 1962 41
W
10 Widnes L H 13 8 VIEW
31st Mar 1962 42
W
10 Swinton L H 5 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962 43
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 27 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1962 44
W
10 Hull L A 12 8 VIEW
9th Apr 1962 45
W
10 Leigh L H 42 4 VIEW
14th Apr 1962 46
W
10 Blackpool Borough L A 15 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1962 47
L
10 Wigan L H 16 18 VIEW
21st Apr 1962 48
W
10 Liverpool City L A 14 2 VIEW
23rd Apr 1962 49
W
10 Blackpool Borough L H 37 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1962 50
L
10 Wigan L A 3 12 VIEW
7th May 1962 --
W
10 SHAPE Indians* Fr H 43 8 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1962 51
W
10 Salford WDC A 35 24 1 VIEW
22nd Aug 1962 52
W
10 Leigh WDC H 21 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1962 53
W
10 Blackpool Borough WDC H 21 12 VIEW
30th Aug 1962 54
W
10 Liverpool City WDC A 16 9 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1962 55
W
10 Salford WDC H 59 0 VIEW
15th Sep 1962 56
W
10 Leigh WDC A 20 10 2 VIEW
18th Sep 1962 57
W
10 Blackpool Borough LC2 A 14 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1962 58
W
10 Liverpool City WDC H 32 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1962 59
D
10 Blackpool Borough WDC A 12 12 VIEW
2nd Oct 1962 60
W
10 Oldham LCSF A 10 8 VIEW
9th Oct 1962 61
L
10 Widnes WDCSF H 9 10 1 VIEW
13th Oct 1962 62
D
10 Castleford L H 10 10 VIEW
20th Oct 1962 63
W
10 Huddersfield L A 22 9 1 VIEW
27th Oct 1962 64
W
10 Swinton LCF N 7 4 VIEW
3rd Nov 1962 65
L
10 Leeds L A 7 14 VIEW
10th Nov 1962 66
L
10 Warrington L H 2 4 VIEW
17th Nov 1962 67
W
10 Castleford L A 8 7 VIEW
24th Nov 1962 68
W
10 Huddersfield L H 36 3 VIEW
1st Dec 1962 69
L
10 Workington Town L A 5 8 VIEW
8th Dec 1962 70
W
10 Leeds L H 13 6 VIEW
15th Dec 1962 71
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 10 VIEW
22nd Dec 1962 72
W
10 Hull L H 27 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1963 73
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 2 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1963 74
L
10 Halifax CC1 A 2 9 VIEW
23rd Mar 1963 75
W
10 Bramley L H 38 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1963 76
W
10 Wigan L H 20 11 VIEW
30th Mar 1963 77
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L A 17 10 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1963 78
W
10 Workington Town L H 29 0 VIEW
6th Apr 1963 79
W
10 Halifax L H 33 3 VIEW
12th Apr 1963 80
W
10 Wigan L A 24 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1963 81
L
10 Swinton L A 8 9 VIEW
15th Apr 1963 82
L
10 Swinton L H 9 24 VIEW
20th Apr 1963 83
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 18 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1963 84
L
10 Hull L A 7 15 VIEW
29th Apr 1963 85
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 16 VIEW
4th May 1963 86
W
10 Widnes L A 25 2 VIEW
6th May 1963 87
W
10 Oldham L H 22 8 1 VIEW
13th May 1963 88
W
10 Widnes L H 14 6 VIEW
18th May 1963 89
W
10 Bramley L A 21 9 VIEW
25th May 1963 90
W
10 Halifax L A 33 5 1 VIEW
27th May 1963 91
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 16 15 VIEW
30th May 1963 92
W
10 Oldham L A 24 9 1 VIEW
24th Aug 1963 93
L
10 Huddersfield L H 7 10 VIEW
28th Aug 1963 94
W
10 Castleford L H 20 11 VIEW
31st Aug 1963 95
W
10 Keighley L A 18 6 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1963 96
W
10 Hunslet L A 15 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1963 97
W
10 Swinton LC1 A 12 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1963 98
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 40 5 VIEW
16th Sep 1963 99
W
10 Workington Town LC2 H 28 4 VIEW
21st Sep 1963 100
L
10 Halifax L A 5 13 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1963 101
W
10 Warrington LCSF A 21 14 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1963 102
L
10 Australia Tour H 2 8 VIEW
5th Oct 1963 103
W
10 Barrow WDC H 19 15 VIEW
12th Oct 1963 104
W
10 Leeds L A 10 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1963 105
W
10 Hull L H 11 10 VIEW
26th Oct 1963 106
W
10 Leigh LCF N 15 4 VIEW
2nd Nov 1963 107
W
10 Warrington L H 19 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1963 108
D
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 11 11 VIEW
7th Dec 1963 109
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 8 7 VIEW
14th Dec 1963 110
L
10 Halifax L H 12 13 VIEW
28th Dec 1963 111
W
10 Workington Town L A 5 0 VIEW
11th Jan 1964 112
L
10 Hunslet L H 10 12 VIEW
25th Jan 1964 113
W
10 Keighley L H 28 3 VIEW
14th Aug 1964 --
W
10 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup H 22 2 VIEW
22nd Aug 1964 114
W
10 Leigh L A 19 6 VIEW
24th Aug 1964 --NPS
W
15 Rochdale Hornets L H 28 4 VIEW
29th Aug 1964 115
W
10 Widnes L H 29 6 VIEW
31st Aug 1964 116
W
10 Whitehaven L A 15 5 VIEW
26th Sep 1964 117
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L A 30 15 VIEW
29th Sep 1964 118
W
15 Warrington LCSF A 10 8 VIEW
3rd Oct 1964 119
W
10 Workington Town L H 32 6 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1964 120
W
10 Blackpool Borough L A 31 9 VIEW
17th Oct 1964 121
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 25 12 VIEW
24th Oct 1964 --NPS
W
15 Swinton LCF N 12 4 VIEW
31st Oct 1964 122
W
10 Oldham L H 22 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1964 123
W
10 Warrington L H 26 10 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1964 124
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 25 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1964 125
W
10 Barrow L H 37 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1964 126
W
10 Leigh L H 10 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1965 127
W
10 Swinton L A 11 5 VIEW
9th Jan 1965 128
W
10 Liverpool City L H 23 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1965 129
L
10 Warrington L A 4 6 VIEW
23rd Jan 1965 130
W
10 Whitehaven L H 16 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1965 --
W
10 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl H 19 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1965 131
W
10 Castleford CC1 H 22 9 VIEW
13th Feb 1965 132
L
10 Workington Town L A 3 4 VIEW
16th Feb 1965 133
W
10 Salford L H 12 6 VIEW
20th Feb 1965 134
W
15 Huddersfield L H 28 6 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1965 135
L
10 Wigan CC2 A 2 7 VIEW
13th Mar 1965 --NPS
W
15 Oldham L A 15 9 VIEW
16th Mar 1965 136
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 2 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1965 137
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 4 5 VIEW
23rd Mar 1965 138
L
10 Wigan L H 6 10 VIEW
27th Mar 1965 139
L
10 Salford L A 8 11 VIEW
5th Apr 1965 140
W
10 Barrow L A 21 14 VIEW
9th Apr 1965 141
W
10 Liverpool City L A 11 0 VIEW
16th Apr 1965 142
W
10 Wigan L A 16 8 VIEW
17th Apr 1965 143
W
10 Widnes L A 14 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1965 144
W
10 Swinton L H 16 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1965 --NPS
W
15 Huddersfield L A 20 6 VIEW
24th Apr 1965 145
W
10 Barrow Ch1 H 23 7 VIEW
30th Apr 1965 146
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers Ch2 H 24 6 VIEW
15th May 1965 147
W
10 Wakefield Trinity ChSF H 10 5 VIEW
22nd May 1965 148
L
10 Halifax ChF N 7 15 VIEW
14th Aug 1965 --
L
15 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup A 9 11 VIEW
20th Aug 1965 149
W
10 Halifax L H 15 4 VIEW
24th Aug 1965 150
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 17 9 VIEW
28th Aug 1965 151
W
10 Castleford L A 19 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1965 152
W
10 Whitehaven L H 30 5 VIEW
4th Sep 1965 153
W
10 Warrington L A 11 2 VIEW
10th Sep 1965 154
L
10 Swinton LC1 H 7 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1965 155
W
8 New Zealand Tour H 28 7 VIEW
18th Sep 1965 156
W
8 Castleford L H 21 6 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1965 157
W
10 Widnes L A 9 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1965 158
W
10 Oldham L H 23 17 VIEW
5th Oct 1965 159
W
10 Leigh FT1 H 25 19 VIEW
9th Oct 1965 160
W
10 Barrow L H 18 14 VIEW
16th Oct 1965 161
W
10 Salford L A 15 11 VIEW
23rd Oct 1965 162
W
10 Workington Town L H 43 4 VIEW
9th Nov 1965 163
W
10 Huddersfield L H 11 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1965 164
W
10 Workington Town L A 7 3 VIEW
16th Nov 1965 165
W
10 Leeds FT2 H 21 9 VIEW
19th Nov 1965 166
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 19 7 VIEW
27th Nov 1965 167
D
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 9 9 VIEW
4th Dec 1965 168
W
10 Whitehaven L A 4 2 VIEW
7th Dec 1965 169
W
10 Swinton FTSF H 9 5 VIEW
14th Dec 1965 170
L
10 Castleford FTF H 0 4 VIEW
17th Dec 1965 171
W
10 Blackpool Borough L H 21 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1966 172
W
10 Salford L H 16 3 VIEW
29th Jan 1966 173
W
10 Halifax L A 5 2 VIEW
1st Feb 1966 174
W
10 Widnes L H 9 4 VIEW
5th Feb 1966 175
W
10 Blackpool Borough L A 25 11 VIEW
14th Feb 1966 176
W
10 Leigh L H 17 2 VIEW
19th Feb 1966 177
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 12 20 VIEW
26th Feb 1966 178
W
10 Wakefield Trinity CC1 A 10 0 VIEW
1st Mar 1966 179
W
10 Warrington L H 22 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1966 180
W
10 Liverpool City L H 16 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1966 181
W
10 Huddersfield L A 8 7 VIEW
19th Mar 1966 182
W
10 Swinton CC2 H 16 4 VIEW
23rd Mar 1966 183
W
15 Leigh L A 6 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1966 184
L
10 Wigan L A 8 17 VIEW
2nd Apr 1966 185
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers CC3 H 12 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1966 186
W
10 Wigan L H 17 10 VIEW
11th Apr 1966 187
L
10 Swinton L A 6 20 VIEW
16th Apr 1966 188
W
10 Dewsbury CCSF N 12 5 VIEW
7th May 1966 189
W
10 Oldham Ch2 H 15 10 VIEW
14th May 1966 190
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers ChSF H 14 6 VIEW
21st May 1966 191
W
10 Wigan CCF N 21 2 VIEW
28th May 1966 192
W
10 Halifax ChF N 35 12 VIEW
3rd Sep 1966 193
W
10 Rochdale Hornets LC1 A 18 16 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1966 194
W
10 Salford FTP(1) A 19 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1966 195
W
10 Liverpool City L A 35 12 VIEW
14th Sep 1966 196
L
12 Wigan LC2 A 9 11 VIEW
17th Sep 1966 197
W
12 Blackpool Borough L A 23 14 VIEW
24th Sep 1966 198
D
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 17 17 VIEW
7th Oct 1966 199
W
10 Blackpool Borough L H 25 6 VIEW
14th Oct 1966 200
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 18 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1966 201
W
10 Swinton FT1 H 11 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1966 202
W
10 Salford L A 30 3 VIEW
28th Oct 1966 203
W
10 Leeds L H 16 3 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1966 204
D
10 Barrow FT2 A 11 11 VIEW
2nd Nov 1966 205
L
10 Leigh L A 5 29 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1966 206
W
10 Castleford L H 13 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1966 207
W
10 Barrow L H 16 11 VIEW
26th Nov 1966 208
W
10 Huddersfield L A 15 10 VIEW
2nd Dec 1966 209
L
10 Castleford L A 7 25 VIEW
9th Dec 1966 210
W
10 Leigh L H 4 0 VIEW
17th Dec 1966 211
W
10 Workington Town L A 16 9 VIEW
27th Jan 1967 212
W
10 Oldham L H 25 7 VIEW
3rd Feb 1967 213
D
10 Salford CC1 A 5 5 VIEW
7th Feb 1967 214
L
10 Salford CC1(rep) H 3 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1967 215
W
10 Liverpool City L H 23 6 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1967 216
L
10 Oldham L A 7 8 VIEW
10th Mar 1967 217
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 17 2 VIEW
18th Mar 1967 218
W
10 Huddersfield L H 11 4 VIEW
24th Mar 1967 219
W
10 Wigan L A 21 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1967 220
L
8 Whitehaven L A 3 4 VIEW
27th Mar 1967 221
L
10 Swinton L H 5 12 VIEW
7th Apr 1967 222
W
8 Widnes L H 25 10 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1967 223
W
10 Leigh Ch1 H 37 12 VIEW
22nd Apr 1967 224
W
10 Bradford Northern Ch2 H 15 8 VIEW
29th Apr 1967 225
W
10 Castleford ChSF H 14 3 VIEW
6th May 1967 226
D
10 Wakefield Trinity ChF N 7 7 1 VIEW
10th May 1967 227
L
10 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) N 9 21 VIEW
11th Aug 1967 --
W
11 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup A 9 7 VIEW
23rd Aug 1967 228
W
15 Leeds L A 13 12 VIEW
26th Aug 1967 229
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 13 8 VIEW
28th Aug 1967 230
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 13 11 VIEW
1st Sep 1967 231
W
10 Salford L A 15 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1967 232
W
10 Liverpool City L A 32 5 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1967 233
W
10 Leigh L H 22 0 VIEW
19th Sep 1967 234
W
10 Swinton LCSF A 12 8 VIEW
27th Sep 1967 235
W
10 Warrington L H 17 12 VIEW
7th Oct 1967 236
D
10 Warrington LCF N 2 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1967 237
W
10 Liverpool City L H 15 7 1 VIEW
24th Oct 1967 238
W
10 Australia Tour H 8 4 VIEW
22nd Nov 1967 239
L
11 Wigan FT2 H 11 22 VIEW
24th Nov 1967 240
L
10 Salford L H 4 7 VIEW
2nd Dec 1967 241
W
10 Warrington LCF(rep) N 13 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1967 242
W
10 Wigan L A 16 10 VIEW
30th Dec 1967 243
D
10 Batley L H 9 9 VIEW
5th Jan 1968 244
L
10 Barrow L A 7 17 VIEW
15th Jan 1968 245
W
10 Barrow L H 6 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1968 246
W
10 Oldham L A 26 14 VIEW
22nd Jan 1968 247
L
10 Swinton L H 10 17 VIEW
27th Jan 1968 248
L
10 Workington Town L A 5 14 VIEW
3rd Feb 1968 249
L
10 Huddersfield CC1 H 0 5 VIEW
17th Feb 1968 250
W
10 Batley L A 18 12 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 1968 251
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1968 252
W
10 Warrington L A 12 6 VIEW
9th Mar 1968 253
W
10 Blackpool Borough L A 23 7 VIEW
16th Mar 1968 254
W
10 Widnes L H 18 13 VIEW
19th Mar 1968 255
L
10 Leeds L H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Mar 1968 256
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 3 23 VIEW
12th Apr 1968 257
W
10 Wigan L H 24 13 VIEW
19th Apr 1968 258
W
10 Halifax Ch1 H 31 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1968 259
W
10 Warrington Ch2 H 20 0 VIEW
27th Apr 1968 260
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers ChSF A 10 23 VIEW
9th Aug 1968 --
W
10 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup H 13 9 VIEW
14th Aug 1968 261
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 0 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1968 262
W
8 Whitehaven L H 28 9 2 VIEW
24th Aug 1968 263
L
10 Leeds L A 13 20 VIEW
28th Aug 1968 264
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 24 8 2 VIEW
31st Aug 1968 265
W
10 Widnes L H 24 9 VIEW
2nd Sep 1968 266
W
10 Barrow L A 17 2 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1968 267
W
10 Wigan LC1 H 19 16 VIEW
10th Sep 1968 268
W
10 Barrow FTP(1) H 21 5 VIEW
14th Sep 1968 269
W
10 Leigh L H 27 2 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1968 270
W
10 Widnes LC2 A 20 17 VIEW
20th Sep 1968 271
W
10 Huyton L H 11 10 VIEW
27th Sep 1968 272
W
8 Warrington L H 24 11 VIEW
4th Oct 1968 273
D
8 Salford L A 10 10 VIEW
7th Oct 1968 274
W
10 Leigh LCSF A 17 6 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1968 275
W
10 Leeds L H 28 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1968 276
W
10 Swinton FT1 H 12 10 VIEW
19th Oct 1968 277
W
10 Workington Town L A 13 2 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1968 278
W
10 Oldham LCF N 30 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1968 279
L
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 2 13 VIEW
9th Nov 1968 280
W
10 Doncaster L A 22 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1968 281
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 21 5 VIEW
16th Nov 1968 282
D
8 Salford L H 9 9 VIEW
23rd Nov 1968 283
W
10 Warrington L A 20 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1968 284
W
10 Hull FT2 H 14 10 VIEW
4th Dec 1968 285
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 13 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1968 286
W
10 Warrington FTSF H 29 6 VIEW
17th Dec 1968 287
L
10 Wigan FTF A 4 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1968 288
W
10 Wigan L AB H 11 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1969 289
W
10 Swinton L A 15 5 VIEW
6th Jan 1969 290
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 16 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1969 291
W
10 Whitehaven L A 9 7 VIEW
14th Jan 1969 292
W
10 Wigan L H 13 3 VIEW
18th Jan 1969 293
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 17 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1969 294
W
8 Hull CC1 A 13 3 1 VIEW
25th Feb 1969 295
W
10 Oldham CC2 A 15 6 VIEW
1st Mar 1969 296
L
10 Warrington CC3 A 2 4 VIEW
6th Mar 1969 297
W
10 Huyton L H 37 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1969 298
W
10 Barrow L H 32 7 VIEW
15th Mar 1969 299
L
10 Leigh L A 10 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1969 300
W
10 Widnes L A 18 4 VIEW
9th Aug 1969 --
W
8 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup A 32 4 VIEW
16th Aug 1969 301
W
8 Castleford L H 27 3 VIEW
20th Aug 1969 302
L
10 Widnes L A 5 17 VIEW
23rd Aug 1969 303
W
8 Workington Town L H 31 11 VIEW
29th Aug 1969 304
W
8 Warrington L A 14 7 VIEW
1st Sep 1969 305
W
10 Maryport LC1 H 58 5 VIEW
5th Sep 1969 306
W
10 Huyton L H 31 0 VIEW
13th Sep 1969 307
W
10 Blackpool Borough L A 35 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1969 308
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 63 10 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1969 309
W
10 Workington Town L A 17 5 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1969 310
L
10 Widnes LC2 A 14 22 VIEW
4th Oct 1969 311
W
10 Warrington L H 11 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1969 312
L
10 Leeds L A 7 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1969 313
W
10 Huyton L A 28 5 VIEW
13th Oct 1969 314
W
10 Swinton FT1 A 17 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1969 315
L
10 Salford L A 12 16 VIEW
4th Nov 1969 316
W
10 Barrow FT2 A 11 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1969 317
L
10 Whitehaven L A 9 10 VIEW
10th Nov 1969 318
W
10 Leigh L H 16 10 VIEW
15th Nov 1969 319
L
10 Featherstone Rovers L A 6 13 VIEW
17th Nov 1969 320
W
10 Barrow L H 31 9 VIEW
22nd Nov 1969 321
W
10 Oldham L H 41 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1969 322
D
10 Wigan FTSF A 13 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1969 323
W
10 Wigan L A 53 11 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1970 324
D
10 Swinton L H 18 18 VIEW
31st Jan 1970 325
L
10 Leigh L A 3 6 VIEW
7th Feb 1970 326
W
10 Bradford Northern CC1 H 16 3 VIEW
21st Feb 1970 327
W
10 Bramley CC2 H 17 2 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1970 328
W
10 Barrow L A 6 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1970 329
W
10 Whitehaven L H 37 5 2 VIEW
10th Mar 1970 330
D
10 Doncaster CC3 A 4 4 VIEW
14th Mar 1970 331
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 1970 332
W
10 Doncaster CC3(rep) H 36 0 VIEW
23rd Mar 1970 333
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L A 10 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1970 334
L
10 Wigan L H 16 23 VIEW
28th Mar 1970 335
W
15 Leeds L H 12 5 VIEW
4th Apr 1970 336
L
8 Castleford CCSF N 3 6 VIEW
6th Apr 1970 337
W
10 Oldham L A 43 0 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1970 338
W
10 Widnes L H 15 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1970 339
W
10 Warrington Ch1 H 36 8 VIEW
25th Apr 1970 340
W
10 Leigh Ch2 H 16 5 VIEW
2nd May 1970 341
D
10 Castleford ChSF A 9 9 VIEW
4th May 1970 342
W
10 Castleford ChSF(rep) H 21 12 VIEW
16th May 1970 343
W
10 Leeds ChF N 24 12 VIEW
7th Aug 1970 --
W
10 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup H 29 12 1 VIEW
15th Aug 1970 344
D
10 Castleford CS A 19 19 1 VIEW
22nd Aug 1970 345
W
10 Bradford Northern L A 42 3 1 VIEW
25th Aug 1970 346
W
10 Batley L H 35 3 VIEW
29th Aug 1970 347
W
10 Huyton LC1 A 30 3 VIEW
31st Aug 1970 348
W
10 Leigh L H 26 7 VIEW
5th Sep 1970 349
W
10 Bramley L A 15 8 VIEW
10th Sep 1970 350
W
10 Halifax L A 27 4 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1970 351
W
10 Huddersfield L H 39 0 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1970 352
W
8 Halifax L H 22 7 VIEW
17th Sep 1970 353
W
10 Swinton LC2 H 20 7 VIEW
19th Sep 1970 354
L
10 Swinton L A 8 22 1 VIEW
26th Sep 1970 355
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 38 3 VIEW
3rd Oct 1970 356
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L A 27 18 VIEW
7th Oct 1970 357
W
10 Warrington L A 12 4 VIEW
10th Oct 1970 358
W
8 Wigan LCSF A 23 0 1 VIEW
13th Oct 1970 359
W
10 Warrington L H 37 6 1 VIEW
9th Nov 1970 360
W
10 Australia Tour H 37 10 VIEW
20th Nov 1970 361
W
10 Salford L A 4 0 VIEW
6th Feb 1971 362
W
15 Salford L H 26 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1971 363
L
10 Castleford L A 6 12 VIEW
20th Feb 1971 364
L
10 Leeds CC2 A 0 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1971 365
W
10 Whitehaven L A 15 8 VIEW
6th Mar 1971 366
W
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 23 16 VIEW
13th Mar 1971 367
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 26 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1971 368
W
10 Swinton L H 40 0 2 VIEW
22nd Mar 1971 369
W
10 Leeds L H 30 9 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1971 370
W
10 Widnes L A 8 5 VIEW
9th Apr 1971 371
W
10 Wigan L A 9 6 VIEW
30th Apr 1971 372
W
10 Hull Ch2 H 30 5 VIEW
7th May 1971 373
W
10 Leeds ChSF H 22 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 288 | LOSSES : 81 | DRAWS : 17

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