Cliff Watson

OVERALL STATISTICS

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

BIOGRAPHY

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 fathers 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 Wigans 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 didnt 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 Wembleys 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 Cliffs 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 Im not going with you, Im playing at Naughton Park this afternoon. He didnt 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. Cliffs 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 no jersey. I asked him what it was all about. They want to see you downstairs, he said in a real gruff voice. And were 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 didnt 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 39
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 0 377
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1961~620001
1962~630101
1964~650002
1965~66 0001
1967~68 0001
1968~690001
1969~700001
1970~711001
TOTALS:1109

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
15th Aug 1960 W 10 Liverpool City L 1960~61 H 17 9 V
4th Mar 1961 W 10 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 V
18th Mar 1961 W 10 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 V
1st Apr 1961 L 10 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 V
8th Apr 1961 W 10 Hull L 1960~61 A 9 4 V
15th Apr 1961 W 10 Hull CCSF 1960~61 N 26 9 V
19th Apr 1961 W 10 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
22nd Apr 1961 L 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 V
29th Apr 1961 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 V
6th May 1961 L 10 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 V
13th May 1961 W 10 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 V
12th Aug 1961 W 10 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 V
19th Aug 1961 W 10 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 V
2nd Sep 1961 W 10 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 V
9th Sep 1961 W 10 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 V
12th Sep 1961 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
16th Sep 1961 W 10 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 V
23rd Sep 1961 W 10 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 1 V
30th Sep 1961 L 10 Hull L 1961~62 H 22 25 1 V
2nd Oct 1961 W 10 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 V
7th Oct 1961 W 10 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 1 V
10th Oct 1961 W 10 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 V
14th Oct 1961 W 10 New Zealand Tour 1961~62 H 25 10 V
28th Oct 1961 L 10 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 V
11th Nov 1961 W 10 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 V
18th Nov 1961 L 10 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 V
25th Nov 1961 W 10 Workington Town L 1961~62 H 16 7 V
2nd Dec 1961 L 10 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 A 5 12 V
9th Dec 1961 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 A 10 12 V
16th Dec 1961 L 10 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 V
6th Jan 1962 W 10 Barrow L 1961~62 H 30 6 V
13th Jan 1962 L 10 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 V
20th Jan 1962 W 10 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 V
27th Jan 1962 L 10 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 V
3rd Feb 1962 W 10 Huddersfield L 1961~62 H 36 5 V
10th Feb 1962 W 10 Salford CC1 1961~62 A 15 2 V
17th Feb 1962 W 10 Salford L 1961~62 H 17 12 V
24th Feb 1962 L 10 Leigh L 1961~62 A 6 7 V
3rd Mar 1962 L 10 Huddersfield CC2 1961~62 H 2 13 V
10th Mar 1962 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 H 16 5 V
17th Mar 1962 L 10 Oldham L 1961~62 A 7 10 V
24th Mar 1962 W 10 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 V
31st Mar 1962 W 10 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 V
3rd Apr 1962 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 V
7th Apr 1962 W 10 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 V
9th Apr 1962 W 10 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 V
14th Apr 1962 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 V
20th Apr 1962 L 10 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 V
21st Apr 1962 W 10 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
23rd Apr 1962 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 V
28th Apr 1962 L 10 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 V
7th May 1962 W 10 SHAPE Indians* Fr 1962~63 H 43 8 1 V
18th Aug 1962 W 10 Salford WDC 1962~63 A 35 24 1 V
22nd Aug 1962 W 10 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 V
25th Aug 1962 W 10 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 V
30th Aug 1962 W 10 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 A 16 9 1 V
1st Sep 1962 W 10 Salford WDC 1962~63 H 59 0 V
15th Sep 1962 W 10 Leigh WDC 1962~63 A 20 10 2 V
18th Sep 1962 W 10 Blackpool Borough LC2 1962~63 A 14 3 V
22nd Sep 1962 W 10 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 H 32 3 V
29th Sep 1962 D 10 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 A 12 12 V
2nd Oct 1962 W 10 Oldham LCSF 1962~63 A 10 8 V
9th Oct 1962 L 10 Widnes WDCSF 1962~63 H 9 10 1 V
13th Oct 1962 D 10 Castleford L 1962~63 H 10 10 V
20th Oct 1962 W 10 Huddersfield L 1962~63 A 22 9 1 V
27th Oct 1962 W 10 Swinton LCF 1962~63 N 7 4 V
3rd Nov 1962 L 10 Leeds L 1962~63 A 7 14 V
10th Nov 1962 L 10 Warrington L 1962~63 H 2 4 V
17th Nov 1962 W 10 Castleford L 1962~63 A 8 7 V
24th Nov 1962 W 10 Huddersfield L 1962~63 H 36 3 V
1st Dec 1962 L 10 Workington Town L 1962~63 A 5 8 V
8th Dec 1962 W 10 Leeds L 1962~63 H 13 6 V
15th Dec 1962 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 A 7 10 V
22nd Dec 1962 W 10 Hull L 1962~63 H 27 14 V
9th Mar 1963 L 10 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 A 2 3 V
11th Mar 1963 L 10 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 V
23rd Mar 1963 W 10 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 V
26th Mar 1963 W 10 Wigan L 1962~63 H 20 11 V
30th Mar 1963 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 1 V
1st Apr 1963 W 10 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 V
6th Apr 1963 W 10 Halifax L 1962~63 H 33 3 V
12th Apr 1963 W 10 Wigan L 1962~63 A 24 4 V
13th Apr 1963 L 10 Swinton L 1962~63 A 8 9 V
15th Apr 1963 L 10 Swinton L 1962~63 H 9 24 V
20th Apr 1963 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 H 18 5 V
27th Apr 1963 L 10 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 V
29th Apr 1963 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 V
4th May 1963 W 10 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 V
6th May 1963 W 10 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 1 V
13th May 1963 W 10 Widnes L 1962~63 H 14 6 V
18th May 1963 W 10 Bramley L 1962~63 A 21 9 V
25th May 1963 W 10 Halifax L 1962~63 A 33 5 1 V
27th May 1963 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 H 16 15 V
30th May 1963 W 10 Oldham L 1962~63 A 24 9 1 V
24th Aug 1963 L 10 Huddersfield L 1963~64 H 7 10 V
28th Aug 1963 W 10 Castleford L 1963~64 H 20 11 V
31st Aug 1963 W 10 Keighley L 1963~64 A 18 6 1 V
2nd Sep 1963 W 10 Hunslet L 1963~64 A 15 7 V
7th Sep 1963 W 10 Swinton LC1 1963~64 A 12 2 V
14th Sep 1963 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 H 40 5 V
16th Sep 1963 W 10 Workington Town LC2 1963~64 H 28 4 V
21st Sep 1963 L 10 Halifax L 1963~64 A 5 13 1 V
23rd Sep 1963 W 10 Warrington LCSF 1963~64 A 21 14 1 V
28th Sep 1963 L 10 Australia Tour 1963~64 H 2 8 V
5th Oct 1963 W 10 Barrow WDC 1963~64 H 19 15 V
12th Oct 1963 W 10 Leeds L 1963~64 A 10 2 V
19th Oct 1963 W 10 Hull L 1963~64 H 11 10 V
26th Oct 1963 W 10 Leigh LCF 1963~64 N 15 4 V
2nd Nov 1963 W 10 Warrington L 1963~64 H 19 8 V
16th Nov 1963 D 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1963~64 H 11 11 V
7th Dec 1963 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 A 8 7 V
14th Dec 1963 L 10 Halifax L 1963~64 H 12 13 V
28th Dec 1963 W 10 Workington Town L 1963~64 A 5 0 V
11th Jan 1964 L 10 Hunslet L 1963~64 H 10 12 V
25th Jan 1964 W 10 Keighley L 1963~64 H 28 3 V
14th Aug 1964 W 10 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1964~65 H 22 2 V
22nd Aug 1964 W 10 Leigh L 1964~65 A 19 6 V
24th Aug 1964 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 H 28 4 Y V
29th Aug 1964 W 10 Widnes L 1964~65 H 29 6 V
31st Aug 1964 W 10 Whitehaven L 1964~65 A 15 5 V
26th Sep 1964 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 V
29th Sep 1964 W 15 Warrington LCSF 1964~65 A 10 8 V
3rd Oct 1964 W 10 Workington Town L 1964~65 H 32 6 1 V
10th Oct 1964 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 A 31 9 V
17th Oct 1964 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 H 25 12 V
24th Oct 1964 W 15 Swinton LCF 1964~65 N 12 4 Y V
31st Oct 1964 W 10 Oldham L 1964~65 H 22 6 V
7th Nov 1964 W 10 Warrington L 1964~65 H 26 10 1 V
14th Nov 1964 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 A 25 12 V
21st Nov 1964 W 10 Barrow L 1964~65 H 37 3 V
19th Dec 1964 W 10 Leigh L 1964~65 H 10 7 V
1st Jan 1965 W 10 Swinton L 1964~65 A 11 5 V
9th Jan 1965 W 10 Liverpool City L 1964~65 H 23 3 V
16th Jan 1965 L 10 Warrington L 1964~65 A 4 6 V
23rd Jan 1965 W 10 Whitehaven L 1964~65 H 16 3 V
27th Jan 1965 W 10 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl 1964~65 H 19 2 V
6th Feb 1965 W 10 Castleford CC1 1964~65 H 22 9 V
13th Feb 1965 L 10 Workington Town L 1964~65 A 3 4 V
16th Feb 1965 W 10 Salford L 1964~65 H 12 6 V
20th Feb 1965 W 15 Huddersfield L 1964~65 H 28 6 1 V
27th Feb 1965 L 10 Wigan CC2 1964~65 A 2 7 V
13th Mar 1965 W 15 Oldham L 1964~65 A 15 9 Y V
16th Mar 1965 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 H 2 9 V
20th Mar 1965 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 A 4 5 V
23rd Mar 1965 L 10 Wigan L 1964~65 H 6 10 V
27th Mar 1965 L 10 Salford L 1964~65 A 8 11 V
5th Apr 1965 W 10 Barrow L 1964~65 A 21 14 V
9th Apr 1965 W 10 Liverpool City L 1964~65 A 11 0 V
16th Apr 1965 W 10 Wigan L 1964~65 A 16 8 V
17th Apr 1965 W 10 Widnes L 1964~65 A 14 2 V
19th Apr 1965 W 10 Swinton L 1964~65 H 16 5 V
21st Apr 1965 W 15 Huddersfield L 1964~65 A 20 6 Y V
24th Apr 1965 W 10 Barrow Ch1 1964~65 H 23 7 V
30th Apr 1965 W 10 Hull K.R. Ch2 1964~65 H 24 6 V
15th May 1965 W 10 Wakefield Trinity ChSF 1964~65 H 10 5 V
22nd May 1965 L 10 Halifax ChF 1964~65 N 7 15 V
14th Aug 1965 L 15 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 V
20th Aug 1965 W 10 Halifax L 1965~66 H 15 4 V
24th Aug 1965 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1965~66 A 17 9 V
28th Aug 1965 W 10 Castleford L 1965~66 A 19 15 V
30th Aug 1965 W 10 Whitehaven L 1965~66 H 30 5 V
4th Sep 1965 W 10 Warrington L 1965~66 A 11 2 V
10th Sep 1965 L 10 Swinton LC1 1965~66 H 7 8 V
15th Sep 1965 W 8 New Zealand Tour 1965~66 H 28 7 V
18th Sep 1965 W 8 Castleford L 1965~66 H 21 6 1 V
27th Sep 1965 W 10 Widnes L 1965~66 A 9 4 V
1st Oct 1965 W 10 Oldham L 1965~66 H 23 17 V
5th Oct 1965 W 10 Leigh FT1 1965~66 H 25 19 V
9th Oct 1965 W 10 Barrow L 1965~66 H 18 14 V
16th Oct 1965 W 10 Salford L 1965~66 A 15 11 V
23rd Oct 1965 W 10 Workington Town L 1965~66 H 43 4 V
9th Nov 1965 W 10 Huddersfield L 1965~66 H 11 4 V
13th Nov 1965 W 10 Workington Town L 1965~66 A 7 3 V
16th Nov 1965 W 10 Leeds FT2 1965~66 H 21 9 V
19th Nov 1965 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1965~66 H 19 7 V
27th Nov 1965 D 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1965~66 H 9 9 V
4th Dec 1965 W 10 Whitehaven L 1965~66 A 4 2 V
7th Dec 1965 W 10 Swinton FTSF 1965~66 H 9 5 V
14th Dec 1965 L 10 Castleford FTF 1965~66 H 0 4 V
17th Dec 1965 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1965~66 H 21 9 V
1st Jan 1966 W 10 Salford L 1965~66 H 16 3 V
29th Jan 1966 W 10 Halifax L 1965~66 A 5 2 V
1st Feb 1966 W 10 Widnes L 1965~66 H 9 4 V
5th Feb 1966 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1965~66 A 25 11 V
14th Feb 1966 W 10 Leigh L 1965~66 H 17 2 V
19th Feb 1966 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1965~66 A 12 20 V
26th Feb 1966 W 10 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1965~66 A 10 0 V
1st Mar 1966 W 10 Warrington L 1965~66 H 22 6 V
8th Mar 1966 W 10 Liverpool City L 1965~66 H 16 2 V
12th Mar 1966 W 10 Huddersfield L 1965~66 A 8 7 V
19th Mar 1966 W 10 Swinton CC2 1965~66 H 16 4 V
23rd Mar 1966 W 15 Leigh L 1965~66 A 6 5 V
26th Mar 1966 L 10 Wigan L 1965~66 A 8 17 V
2nd Apr 1966 W 10 Hull K.R. CC3 1965~66 H 12 10 V
8th Apr 1966 W 10 Wigan L 1965~66 H 17 10 V
11th Apr 1966 L 10 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 V
16th Apr 1966 W 10 Dewsbury CCSF 1965~66 N 12 5 V
7th May 1966 W 10 Oldham Ch2 1965~66 H 15 10 V
14th May 1966 W 10 Hull K.R. ChSF 1965~66 H 14 6 V
21st May 1966 W 10 Wigan CCF 1965~66 N 21 2 V
28th May 1966 W 10 Halifax ChF 1965~66 N 35 12 V
3rd Sep 1966 W 10 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1966~67 A 18 16 1 V
7th Sep 1966 W 10 Salford FTP(1) 1966~67 A 19 10 V
10th Sep 1966 W 10 Liverpool City L 1966~67 A 35 12 V
14th Sep 1966 L 12 Wigan LC2 1966~67 A 9 11 V
17th Sep 1966 W 12 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 A 23 14 V
24th Sep 1966 D 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 A 17 17 V
7th Oct 1966 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 V
14th Oct 1966 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 H 18 15 V
18th Oct 1966 W 10 Swinton FT1 1966~67 H 11 9 V
22nd Oct 1966 W 10 Salford L 1966~67 A 30 3 V
28th Oct 1966 W 10 Leeds L 1966~67 H 16 3 1 V
1st Nov 1966 D 10 Barrow FT2 1966~67 A 11 11 V
2nd Nov 1966 L 10 Leigh L 1966~67 A 5 29 1 V
11th Nov 1966 W 10 Castleford L 1966~67 H 13 2 V
18th Nov 1966 W 10 Barrow L 1966~67 H 16 11 V
26th Nov 1966 W 10 Huddersfield L 1966~67 A 15 10 V
2nd Dec 1966 L 10 Castleford L 1966~67 A 7 25 V
9th Dec 1966 W 10 Leigh L 1966~67 H 4 0 V
17th Dec 1966 W 10 Workington Town L 1966~67 A 16 9 V
27th Jan 1967 W 10 Oldham L 1966~67 H 25 7 V
3rd Feb 1967 D 10 Salford CC1 1966~67 A 5 5 V
7th Feb 1967 L 10 Salford CC1(rep) 1966~67 H 3 8 V
11th Feb 1967 W 10 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 1 V
17th Feb 1967 L 10 Oldham L 1966~67 A 7 8 V
10th Mar 1967 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 H 17 2 V
18th Mar 1967 W 10 Huddersfield L 1966~67 H 11 4 V
24th Mar 1967 W 10 Wigan L 1966~67 A 21 7 V
25th Mar 1967 L 8 Whitehaven L 1966~67 A 3 4 V
27th Mar 1967 L 10 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 V
7th Apr 1967 W 8 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 1 V
14th Apr 1967 W 10 Leigh Ch1 1966~67 H 37 12 V
22nd Apr 1967 W 10 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 V
29th Apr 1967 W 10 Castleford ChSF 1966~67 H 14 3 V
6th May 1967 D 10 Wakefield Trinity ChF 1966~67 N 7 7 1 V
10th May 1967 L 10 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) 1966~67 N 9 21 V
11th Aug 1967 W 11 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 V
23rd Aug 1967 W 15 Leeds L 1967~68 A 13 12 V
26th Aug 1967 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 H 13 8 V
28th Aug 1967 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 V
1st Sep 1967 W 10 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 V
9th Sep 1967 W 10 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 1 V
15th Sep 1967 W 10 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 V
19th Sep 1967 W 10 Swinton LCSF 1967~68 A 12 8 V
27th Sep 1967 W 10 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 V
7th Oct 1967 D 10 Warrington LCF 1967~68 N 2 2 V
14th Oct 1967 W 10 Liverpool City L 1967~68 H 15 7 1 V
24th Oct 1967 W 10 Australia Tour 1967~68 H 8 4 V
22nd Nov 1967 L 11 Wigan FT2 1967~68 H 11 22 V
24th Nov 1967 L 10 Salford L 1967~68 H 4 7 V
2nd Dec 1967 W 10 Warrington LCF(rep) 1967~68 N 13 10 V
26th Dec 1967 W 10 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 V
30th Dec 1967 D 10 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 V
5th Jan 1968 L 10 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 V
15th Jan 1968 W 10 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 V
20th Jan 1968 W 10 Oldham L 1967~68 A 26 14 V
22nd Jan 1968 L 10 Swinton L 1967~68 H 10 17 V
27th Jan 1968 L 10 Workington Town L 1967~68 A 5 14 V
3rd Feb 1968 L 10 Huddersfield CC1 1967~68 H 0 5 V
17th Feb 1968 W 10 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 1 V
23rd Feb 1968 L 10 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 V
6th Mar 1968 W 10 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 V
9th Mar 1968 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 A 23 7 V
16th Mar 1968 W 10 Widnes L 1967~68 H 18 13 V
19th Mar 1968 L 10 Leeds L 1967~68 H 4 12 V
23rd Mar 1968 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 A 3 23 V
12th Apr 1968 W 10 Wigan L 1967~68 H 24 13 V
19th Apr 1968 W 10 Halifax Ch1 1967~68 H 31 2 V
24th Apr 1968 W 10 Warrington Ch2 1967~68 H 20 0 V
27th Apr 1968 L 10 Hull K.R. ChSF 1967~68 A 10 23 V
9th Aug 1968 W 10 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 V
14th Aug 1968 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 A 5 0 1 V
20th Aug 1968 W 8 Whitehaven L 1968~69 H 28 9 2 V
24th Aug 1968 L 10 Leeds L 1968~69 A 13 20 V
28th Aug 1968 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 H 24 8 2 V
31st Aug 1968 W 10 Widnes L 1968~69 H 24 9 V
2nd Sep 1968 W 10 Barrow L 1968~69 A 17 2 1 V
7th Sep 1968 W 10 Wigan LC1 1968~69 H 19 16 V
10th Sep 1968 W 10 Barrow FTP(1) 1968~69 H 21 5 V
14th Sep 1968 W 10 Leigh L 1968~69 H 27 2 1 V
18th Sep 1968 W 10 Widnes LC2 1968~69 A 20 17 V
20th Sep 1968 W 10 Huyton L 1968~69 H 11 10 V
27th Sep 1968 W 8 Warrington L 1968~69 H 24 11 V
4th Oct 1968 D 8 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 V
7th Oct 1968 W 10 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 1 V
12th Oct 1968 W 10 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 V
14th Oct 1968 W 10 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 V
19th Oct 1968 W 10 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 1 V
25th Oct 1968 W 10 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 V
30th Oct 1968 L 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 V
9th Nov 1968 W 10 Doncaster L 1968~69 A 22 8 V
11th Nov 1968 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 H 21 5 V
16th Nov 1968 D 8 Salford L 1968~69 H 9 9 V
23rd Nov 1968 W 10 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 V
26th Nov 1968 W 10 Hull FT2 1968~69 H 14 10 V
4th Dec 1968 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 V
10th Dec 1968 W 10 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 V
17th Dec 1968 L 10 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 V
26th Dec 1968 W 10 Wigan L AB 1968~69 H 11 3 V
1st Jan 1969 W 10 Swinton L 1968~69 A 15 5 V
6th Jan 1969 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 A 16 5 V
11th Jan 1969 W 10 Whitehaven L 1968~69 A 9 7 V
14th Jan 1969 W 10 Wigan L 1968~69 H 13 3 V
18th Jan 1969 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 H 17 7 V
25th Jan 1969 W 8 Hull CC1 1968~69 A 13 3 1 V
25th Feb 1969 W 10 Oldham CC2 1968~69 A 15 6 V
1st Mar 1969 L 10 Warrington CC3 1968~69 A 2 4 V
6th Mar 1969 W 10 Huyton L 1968~69 H 37 6 V
11th Mar 1969 W 10 Barrow L 1968~69 H 32 7 V
15th Mar 1969 L 10 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 V
21st Mar 1969 W 10 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 V
9th Aug 1969 W 8 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1969~70 A 32 4 V
16th Aug 1969 W 8 Castleford L 1969~70 H 27 3 V
20th Aug 1969 L 10 Widnes L 1969~70 A 5 17 V
23rd Aug 1969 W 8 Workington Town L 1969~70 H 31 11 V
29th Aug 1969 W 8 Warrington L 1969~70 A 14 7 V
1st Sep 1969 W 10 Maryport LC1 1969~70 H 58 5 V
5th Sep 1969 W 10 Huyton L 1969~70 H 31 0 V
13th Sep 1969 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 V
20th Sep 1969 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 H 63 10 1 V
27th Sep 1969 W 10 Workington Town L 1969~70 A 17 5 1 V
29th Sep 1969 L 10 Widnes LC2 1969~70 A 14 22 V
4th Oct 1969 W 10 Warrington L 1969~70 H 11 7 V
7th Oct 1969 L 10 Leeds L 1969~70 A 7 13 V
11th Oct 1969 W 10 Huyton L 1969~70 A 28 5 V
13th Oct 1969 W 10 Swinton FT1 1969~70 A 17 9 V
29th Oct 1969 L 10 Salford L 1969~70 A 12 16 V
4th Nov 1969 W 10 Barrow FT2 1969~70 A 11 6 V
8th Nov 1969 L 10 Whitehaven L 1969~70 A 9 10 V
10th Nov 1969 W 10 Leigh L 1969~70 H 16 10 V
15th Nov 1969 L 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 A 6 13 V
17th Nov 1969 W 10 Barrow L 1969~70 H 31 9 V
22nd Nov 1969 W 10 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 V
9th Dec 1969 D 10 Wigan FTSF 1969~70 A 13 13 V
26th Dec 1969 W 10 Wigan L 1969~70 A 53 11 2 V
1st Jan 1970 D 10 Swinton L 1969~70 H 18 18 V
31st Jan 1970 L 10 Leigh L 1969~70 A 3 6 V
7th Feb 1970 W 10 Bradford Northern CC1 1969~70 H 16 3 V
21st Feb 1970 W 10 Bramley CC2 1969~70 H 17 2 1 V
27th Feb 1970 W 10 Barrow L 1969~70 A 6 0 V
2nd Mar 1970 W 10 Whitehaven L 1969~70 H 37 5 2 V
10th Mar 1970 D 10 Doncaster CC3 1969~70 A 4 4 V
14th Mar 1970 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 H 22 4 V
16th Mar 1970 W 10 Doncaster CC3(rep) 1969~70 H 36 0 V
23rd Mar 1970 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 A 10 0 V
27th Mar 1970 L 10 Wigan L 1969~70 H 16 23 V
28th Mar 1970 W 15 Leeds L 1969~70 H 12 5 V
4th Apr 1970 L 8 Castleford CCSF 1969~70 N 3 6 V
6th Apr 1970 W 10 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 1 V
10th Apr 1970 W 10 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 V
18th Apr 1970 W 10 Warrington Ch1 1969~70 H 36 8 V
25th Apr 1970 W 10 Leigh Ch2 1969~70 H 16 5 V
2nd May 1970 D 10 Castleford ChSF 1969~70 A 9 9 V
4th May 1970 W 10 Castleford ChSF(rep) 1969~70 H 21 12 V
16th May 1970 W 10 Leeds ChF 1969~70 N 24 12 V
7th Aug 1970 W 10 Salford* Fr Gallie Cup 1970~71 H 29 12 1 V
15th Aug 1970 D 10 Castleford CS 1970~71 A 19 19 1 V
22nd Aug 1970 W 10 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 A 42 3 1 V
25th Aug 1970 W 10 Batley L 1970~71 H 35 3 V
29th Aug 1970 W 10 Huyton LC1 1970~71 A 30 3 V
31st Aug 1970 W 10 Leigh L 1970~71 H 26 7 V
5th Sep 1970 W 10 Bramley L 1970~71 A 15 8 V
10th Sep 1970 W 10 Halifax L 1970~71 A 27 4 1 V
12th Sep 1970 W 10 Huddersfield L 1970~71 H 39 0 1 V
15th Sep 1970 W 8 Halifax L 1970~71 H 22 7 V
17th Sep 1970 W 10 Swinton LC2 1970~71 H 20 7 V
19th Sep 1970 L 10 Swinton L 1970~71 A 8 22 1 V
26th Sep 1970 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 H 38 3 V
3rd Oct 1970 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 V
7th Oct 1970 W 10 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 V
10th Oct 1970 W 8 Wigan LCSF 1970~71 A 23 0 1 V
13th Oct 1970 W 10 Warrington L 1970~71 H 37 6 1 V
9th Nov 1970 W 10 Australia Tour 1970~71 H 37 10 V
20th Nov 1970 W 10 Salford L 1970~71 A 4 0 V
6th Feb 1971 W 15 Salford L 1970~71 H 26 4 V
13th Feb 1971 L 10 Castleford L 1970~71 A 6 12 V
20th Feb 1971 L 10 Leeds CC2 1970~71 A 0 4 V
27th Feb 1971 W 10 Whitehaven L 1970~71 A 15 8 V
6th Mar 1971 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 H 23 16 V
13th Mar 1971 W 10 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 A 26 9 V
20th Mar 1971 W 10 Swinton L 1970~71 H 40 0 2 V
22nd Mar 1971 W 10 Leeds L 1970~71 H 30 9 1 V
2nd Apr 1971 W 10 Widnes L 1970~71 A 8 5 V
9th Apr 1971 W 10 Wigan L 1970~71 A 9 6 V
30th Apr 1971 W 10 Hull Ch2 1970~71 H 30 5 V
7th May 1971 W 10 Leeds ChSF 1970~71 H 22 7 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 364 OTHER 9 = 377
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 6 Subs) = 373

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