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Players Biography





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Biography

Brian Hogan by SHS

A real firebrand on the field, Brian could always be relied to get Ďstuck iní to the opposition. He was the archetypal hard-running, hard tackling forward, who would not take a backward step. Dave Dooley remembers him as a real `rough house` forward who took great delight in scattering opponents when he embarked on his rampaging runs. Brian was a product of Merton Bank Junior School and first began playing rugby there at the age of nine. The Headteacher was the Saintsí Chairman Harry Cook, so perhaps this was a factor in his future career! He moved to Parr High School and played for the Town and Lancashire schoolboy teams.

On leaving Parr High, Brian began playing amateur rugby down at Blackbrook, in the Under 17s and came to prominence in televised matches that were usually shown on Sundays. He signed for Saints at sixteen and made his debut against Salford at Knowsley Road on New Yearís Day 1966. He was substitute forward, with Wilf Smith substitute in the backs. Saints won 16-3, on their way to a marvellous four-trophy haul. Brian featured in several matches, but didnít get the call for the Challenge Cup or Championship final.

Overall, Brian played in five finals for the Saints. His first was the drawn [7-7] Championship final against Wakefield in 1967 as a thunderstorm raged around Headingley. Saints lost the replay 9-21 at Swinton. Ironically, Brian was involved in another drawn final, this time in the Lancashire Cup, when Saints and Warrington drew 2-2. He was not involved in the replay, although he did get that elusive winnerís medal when Saints thrashed Oldham 30-2 at Central Park, Wigan in the 1968 Lancashire Cup final. Brian was in the second row that day, with John Mantle partnering him.

His last match as a Saint was another final, this time in the Floodlit trophy. It was at a murky Central Park on 17th December 1968, when Wigan won 7-4 a game in which Brian showed his fiery side once more by being sent off! He subsequently signed for Wigan, although he never changed the abrasive style that saw him spend quite a few hours at the RFL judiciary! Yet Brian played for Wigan with distinction, from 1969-1972 and had a second spell with the club from 1974-1978. He captained them for a spell too and played in the 1970 Challenge Cup final against Castleford and the 1971 Championship final, when Billy Benyonís last-gasp try brought victory for his former club. A 1975 World Cup representative for England.

Brian also had two spells with Widnes; played for Bradford Northern [a second Wembley appearance in 1972-73] and finished his career with a season at Oldham in 1982-83.



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Brian Hogan : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1965~66 0 0 0 7
1966~67 1 0 0 21
1967~68 3 0 0 30
1968~69 2 0 0 12
TOTALS:6 0 0 70

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~670001
1967~68 0001
TOTALS:0002

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 15 17th Dec 1965 Blackpool Borough L 1965~66 H 21 9 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 1st Jan 1966 Salford L 1965~66 H 16 3 0 0 0 View
L 11 8th Jan 1966 Oldham L 1965~66 A 9 13 0 0 0 View
W 15 1st Mar 1966 Warrington L 1965~66 H 22 6 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 8th Mar 1966 Liverpool City L 1965~66 H 16 2 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 8th Apr 1966 Wigan L 1965~66 H 17 10 0 0 0 Y View
L 12 11th Apr 1966 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 0 0 0 View
L 10 12th Aug 1966 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1966~67 H 13 27 0 0 0 View
L 10 23rd Aug 1966 Warrington L 1966~67 H 6 10 0 0 0 View
W 10 27th Aug 1966 Salford L 1966~67 H 42 7 0 0 0 View
L 10 29th Aug 1966 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 A 15 28 0 0 0 View
W 11 3rd Sep 1966 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1966~67 A 18 16 0 0 0 View
W 15 7th Sep 1966 Salford FTP(1) 1966~67 A 19 10 0 0 0 Y View
W 10 12th Sep 1966 Barrow L 1966~67 A 15 9 0 0 0 View
L 10 14th Sep 1966 Wigan LC2 1966~67 A 9 11 0 0 0 View
W 10 17th Sep 1966 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 A 23 14 0 0 0 View
D 15 24th Sep 1966 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 A 17 17 0 0 0 View
W 10 26th Sep 1966 Salford FTP(2) 1966~67 H 40 5 0 0 0 View
W 10 30th Sep 1966 Whitehaven L 1966~67 H 35 12 1 0 0 View
W 15 7th Oct 1966 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 0 0 0 Y View
L 15 2nd Nov 1966 Leigh L 1966~67 A 5 29 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 27th Dec 1966 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 0 0 0 Y View
W 11 11th Feb 1967 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 0 0 0 View
W 15 7th Apr 1967 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 0 0 0 View
W 15 14th Apr 1967 Leigh Ch1 1966~67 H 37 12 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 22nd Apr 1967 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 29th Apr 1967 Castleford ChSF 1966~67 H 14 3 0 0 0 View
D 12 6th May 1967 Wakefield Trinity ChF 1966~67 N 7 7 0 0 0 View
L 12 10th May 1967 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) 1966~67 N 9 21 0 0 0 View
W 10 11th Aug 1967 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 0 0 0 View
W 10 18th Aug 1967 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1967~68 H 7 4 0 0 0 View
W 12 28th Aug 1967 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 0 0 0 View
W 15 1st Sep 1967 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 9th Sep 1967 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 0 0 0 Y View
W 11 15th Sep 1967 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 0 0 0 View
W 12 19th Sep 1967 Swinton LCSF 1967~68 A 12 8 1 0 0 View
W 10 23rd Sep 1967 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 A 8 2 0 0 0 View
W 11 27th Sep 1967 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 0 0 0 View
D 11 7th Oct 1967 Warrington LCF 1967~68 N 2 2 0 0 0 View
W 15 14th Oct 1967 Liverpool City L 1967~68 H 15 7 0 0 0 Y View
L 11 21st Oct 1967 Whitehaven L 1967~68 A 6 11 0 0 0 View
W 15 24th Oct 1967 Australia Tour 1967~68 H 8 4 0 0 0 Y View
W 10 27th Oct 1967 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 H 14 7 0 0 0 View
W 10 7th Nov 1967 Oldham FT1 1967~68 H 14 0 0 0 0 View
W 10 11th Nov 1967 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 0 0 0 View
W 10 16th Dec 1967 Oldham L 1967~68 H 10 2 0 0 0 View
W 11 26th Dec 1967 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 0 0 0 View
D 11 30th Dec 1967 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 0 0 0 View
L 12 5th Jan 1968 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 0 0 0 View
W 11 15th Jan 1968 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 0 0 0 View
W 11 20th Jan 1968 Oldham L 1967~68 A 26 14 0 0 0 View
L 12 22nd Jan 1968 Swinton L 1967~68 H 10 17 1 0 0 View
L 11 27th Jan 1968 Workington Town L 1967~68 A 5 14 0 0 0 View
L 12 3rd Feb 1968 Huddersfield CC1 1967~68 H 0 5 0 0 0 View
W 11 17th Feb 1968 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 0 0 0 View
L 11 23rd Feb 1968 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 0 0 0 View
W 10 26th Feb 1968 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 0 0 0 View
W 15 6th Mar 1968 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 30th Mar 1968 Workington Town L 1967~68 H 18 11 1 0 0 View
L 12 13th Apr 1968 Widnes L 1967~68 A 7 24 0 0 0 View
D 15 4th Oct 1968 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 0 0 0 View
W 15 7th Oct 1968 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 0 0 0 View
W 15 12th Oct 1968 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 2 0 0 View
W 15 14th Oct 1968 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 0 0 0 Y View
W 15 19th Oct 1968 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 0 0 0 View
W 15 25th Oct 1968 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 0 0 0 Y View
L 15 30th Oct 1968 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 0 0 0 View
W 11 23rd Nov 1968 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 0 0 0 View
W 4 26th Nov 1968 Hull FT2 1968~69 H 14 10 0 0 0 View
W 12 4th Dec 1968 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 0 0 0 View
W 12 10th Dec 1968 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 0 0 0 View
L 12 17th Dec 1968 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 0 0 0 View


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**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 51 OTHER 2 = 70
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 10 Subs) = 53
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