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Biography

Thomas McKinney by Dave Dooley:
Tom McKinney was a stalwart for the club playing 93 matches as a hooker. After signing from Warrington on the 22nd January 1957 for 2000 he made his debut against Barrow four days later. At the time Saints were struggling to win the ball from set scrums, a vital aspect of the game in that period of unlimited possession football.
In 93 matches for the Saints Tom scored 11 tries, kicked 5 goals for a total points aggregate of 43 points.
Born in Ballymena, Tom was one of a handful of `genuine` Irishmen to play for Great Britain. In the 1954 Australasian Tour he was brought out of the scrum by Darcy Lawlor, Australia`s most controversial referee at the time, and accused of biting. A flabbergasted McKinney just opened his mouth to reveal his toothless gums! Whilst at the Saints Tom was selected to play in the 1957 World Cup in Australia. He played Rugby Union for the Scottish side Jedforest before signing professional forms for Salford.
Tom won a Championship medal with the Club in the season 1958-59. His final match for the Club was against Leigh on the Christmas Day, 1959 after which he was transferred to Salford the club from which he was selected to join the 1954 Australian Tour.





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Tom McKinney : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1956~573 0 0 12
1957~586 5 0 38
1958~59 0 0 0 23
1959~602 0 0 20
TOTALS:11 5 0 93

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~591003
1959~600001
TOTALS:1004

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 9 26th Jan 1957 Barrow L 1956~57 H 59 5 0 0 0 View
W 9 2nd Feb 1957 Rochdale Hornets L 1956~57 A 23 8 0 0 0 View
L 9 9th Feb 1957 Whitehaven CC1 1956~57 A 8 9 0 0 0 View
W 9 20th Mar 1957 Halifax L 1956~57 A 10 4 0 0 0 View
W 9 23rd Mar 1957 Huddersfield L 1956~57 A 10 9 1 0 0 View
W 9 3rd Apr 1957 Whitehaven L 1956~57 A 5 2 0 0 0 View
W 9 6th Apr 1957 Leeds L 1956~57 H 44 3 1 0 0 View
W 9 13th Apr 1957 Swinton L 1956~57 H 34 0 0 0 0 View
L 9 15th Apr 1957 Barrow L 1956~57 A 8 11 0 0 0 View
L 9 19th Apr 1957 Wigan L 1956~57 A 11 19 0 0 0 View
L 9 20th Apr 1957 Workington Town L 1956~57 A 3 26 0 0 0 View
W 9 22nd Apr 1957 Blackpool Borough L 1956~57 H 48 10 1 0 0 View
W 9 17th Aug 1957 Widnes L 1957~58 A 22 13 0 0 0 View
W 9 21st Aug 1957 Huddersfield L 1957~58 H 28 8 2 0 0 View
W 9 24th Aug 1957 Hunslet L 1957~58 H 30 9 0 0 0 View
W 9 26th Aug 1957 Oldham L 1957~58 A 21 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 31st Aug 1957 Workington Town LC1 1957~58 A 16 12 0 0 0 View
L 9 7th Sep 1957 Leeds L 1957~58 A 5 23 0 0 0 View
W 9 12th Sep 1957 Blackpool Borough LC2 1957~58 A 28 12 0 0 0 View
W 9 14th Sep 1957 Hull L 1957~58 H 13 4 0 0 0 View
W 9 21st Sep 1957 Swinton L 1957~58 A 16 14 1 0 0 View
W 9 28th Sep 1957 Warrington L 1957~58 H 14 2 0 0 0 View
L 9 2nd Oct 1957 Oldham LCSF 1957~58 H 9 29 0 0 0 View
W 9 5th Oct 1957 Huddersfield L 1957~58 A 35 13 1 0 0 View
W 9 12th Oct 1957 Whitehaven L 1957~58 H 26 9 0 1 0 View
W 9 26th Oct 1957 Leeds L 1957~58 H 36 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 2nd Nov 1957 Whitehaven L 1957~58 A 15 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 9th Nov 1957 Swinton L 1957~58 H 43 11 0 0 0 View
W 9 16th Nov 1957 Barrow L 1957~58 A 18 12 1 0 0 View
W 9 23rd Nov 1957 Workington Town L 1957~58 H 29 6 0 0 0 View
W 9 30th Nov 1957 Warrington L 1957~58 A 13 11 0 0 0 View
W 9 7th Dec 1957 Barrow L 1957~58 H 25 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 14th Dec 1957 Rochdale Hornets L 1957~58 A 10 5 0 0 0 View
W 9 21st Dec 1957 Wakefield Trinity L 1957~58 H 52 5 0 0 0 View
W 9 25th Dec 1957 Leigh L 1957~58 H 11 9 0 0 0 View
W 9 26th Dec 1957 Wigan L 1957~58 A 12 9 0 0 0 View
L 9 28th Dec 1957 Salford L 1957~58 A 7 12 0 0 0 View
W 9 4th Jan 1958 Rochdale Hornets L 1957~58 H 51 0 0 0 0 View
W 9 11th Jan 1958 Blackpool Borough L 1957~58 A 17 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 18th Jan 1958 Liverpool City L 1957~58 H 27 8 1 0 0 View
W 9 12th Feb 1958 Hunslet CC1 1957~58 A 15 0 0 0 0 View
W 9 15th Feb 1958 Oldham L 1957~58 H 5 4 0 0 0 View
W 9 22nd Feb 1958 Keighley CC2 1957~58 A 19 4 0 0 0 View
L 9 1st Mar 1958 Workington Town L 1957~58 A 10 15 0 0 0 View
L 9 8th Mar 1958 Featherstone Rovers CC3 1957~58 A 0 5 0 0 0 View
L 9 15th Mar 1958 Hull L 1957~58 A 11 22 0 1 0 View
W 9 22nd Mar 1958 Widnes L 1957~58 H 14 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 29th Mar 1958 Blackpool Borough L 1957~58 H 25 11 0 0 0 View
W 9 4th Apr 1958 Wigan L 1957~58 H 32 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 5th Apr 1958 Hunslet L 1957~58 A 33 2 0 3 0 View
L 9 16th Aug 1958 Widnes L 1958~59 A 16 25 0 0 0 View
W 9 19th Aug 1958 Rochdale Hornets L 1958~59 A 15 5 0 0 0 View
W 9 25th Aug 1958 Warrington L 1958~59 H 15 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 30th Aug 1958 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1958~59 A 20 15 0 0 0 View
W 9 6th Sep 1958 Wakefield Trinity L 1958~59 A 24 14 0 0 0 View
W 9 8th Sep 1958 Leigh LC2 1958~59 A 12 2 0 0 0 View
W 9 13th Sep 1958 Halifax L 1958~59 H 45 20 0 0 0 View
W 9 17th Sep 1958 Barrow LCSF 1958~59 H 18 6 0 0 0 View
W 9 20th Sep 1958 Warrington L 1958~59 A 29 15 0 0 0 View
W 9 27th Sep 1958 Hunslet L 1958~59 H 31 15 0 0 0 View
W 9 4th Oct 1958 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 A 26 19 0 0 0 View
D 9 18th Oct 1958 Workington Town L 1958~59 A 10 10 0 0 0 View
L 9 25th Oct 1958 Oldham LCF 1958~59 N 2 12 0 0 0 View
W 9 6th Dec 1958 Leeds L 1958~59 H 38 12 0 0 0 View
W 9 13th Dec 1958 Swinton L 1958~59 H 32 3 0 0 0 View
W 9 20th Dec 1958 Barrow L 1958~59 A 7 5 0 0 0 View
W 9 25th Dec 1958 Leigh L 1958~59 A 10 6 0 0 0 View
W 9 26th Dec 1958 Wigan L 1958~59 H 13 9 0 0 0 View
L 9 3rd Jan 1959 Leeds L 1958~59 A 11 12 0 0 0 View
W 9 28th Mar 1959 Liverpool City L 1958~59 A 40 20 0 0 0 View
W 9 21st Apr 1959 Workington Town L 1958~59 H 36 14 0 0 0 View
W 9 2nd May 1959 Oldham ChSF 1958~59 H 42 4 0 0 0 View
W 9 16th May 1959 Hunslet ChF 1958~59 N 44 22 0 0 0 View
W 9 18th May 1959 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 P 44 28 1 0 0 View
W 9 20th May 1959 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 L 35 19 0 0 0 View
W 9 23rd May 1959 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 C 47 31 0 0 0 View
W 9 8th Aug 1959 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1959~60 H 50 3 0 0 0 View
W 9 15th Aug 1959 Widnes L 1959~60 A 27 14 0 0 0 View
W 9 17th Aug 1959 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 H 59 17 0 0 0 View
W 9 22nd Aug 1959 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 H 40 7 0 0 0 View
W 9 26th Aug 1959 Swinton L 1959~60 A 32 9 0 0 0 View
W 9 29th Aug 1959 Swinton LC1 1959~60 A 17 9 0 0 0 View
W 9 2nd Sep 1959 Widnes L 1959~60 H 22 0 0 0 0 View
W 9 9th Sep 1959 Widnes LC2 1959~60 A 24 9 0 0 0 View
W 9 12th Sep 1959 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 A 16 2 0 0 0 View
W 9 19th Sep 1959 Hunslet L 1959~60 H 38 17 0 0 0 View
W 9 26th Sep 1959 Liverpool City L 1959~60 A 45 6 0 0 0 View
W 9 30th Sep 1959 Whitehaven LCSF 1959~60 A 18 2 0 0 0 View
W 9 3rd Oct 1959 Salford L 1959~60 H 40 11 0 0 0 View
L 9 10th Oct 1959 Australia Tour 1959~60 H 2 15 0 0 0 View
W 9 17th Oct 1959 Whitehaven L 1959~60 A 15 12 0 0 0 View
W 9 24th Oct 1959 Hull L 1959~60 H 29 11 1 0 0 View
L 9 31st Oct 1959 Warrington LCF 1959~60 N 4 5 0 0 0 View
W 9 7th Nov 1959 Liverpool City L 1959~60 H 40 17 1 0 0 View
W 9 21st Nov 1959 Halifax L 1959~60 H 25 10 0 0 0 View
L 9 28th Nov 1959 Leeds L 1959~60 A 11 24 0 0 0 View
W 9 25th Dec 1959 Leigh L 1959~60 H 14 10 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 89 OTHER 4 = 93
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 93
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