Players Biography





Further Info: Died 28/7/1966 aged 31

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Biography

Johannes Albertus Prinsloo by Dave Dooley:
Johannes Albertus Prinsloo was born in South Africa. He was a speedster for the club playing over 80 matches as a winger. Jan was signed from the South African Rugby Union on 14th., October, 1958 and made his debut against Rochdale Hornets on the 8th. November 1958. In 89 matches for the Saints Jan scored 70 tries, kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 210 points. This represented a highly creditable strike rate of 78.65 tries per 100 matches.


He scored his first try for the first team as part of a two try debut against Rochdale Hornets. That season he scored hat-tricks against Salford and Blackpool Borough for a season total of 27 tries from 31 games.

Jan played a vital part in finishing dazzling moves for many a Saints victory including the sensational 1959 Championship Final win by 44 points to 22 over a great Hunslet side where he exhibited a fabulous touchline dash rounded off with his trademark 'swallow dive' over the tryline.

In the 1959/60 season Jan scored 4 tries against Liverpool City and three tries against Hull, finishing the season with 29 tries from 38 matches.

The following year brought more success with a hat-trick of tries against Workington Town. In 1960 Jan also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park.

His final match for the Club was against Warrington on the 7th.. of January, 1961. The transferring of both Jan Prinsloo to Wakefield Trinity and Frank Carlton to Wigan paved the way for a `11 000 World Record transfer to bring Mick Sullivan to Knowsley Road.

Jan Prinsloo had the daunting task of wearing the Saints number five jersey at the same time as Tom Van Vollenhoven was setting the whole game on fire on the other wing. His record and strike-rate demonstrates what a fine finisher Jan Prinsloo was in our game.





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Jan Prinsloo : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~5927 0 0 29
1959~6029 0 0 38
1960~6114 0 0 22
TOTALS:70 0 0 89

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~592002
1959~606001
TOTALS:8003

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 5 8th Nov 1958 Rochdale Hornets L 1958~59 H 42 12 2 0 0 View
W 5 6th Dec 1958 Leeds L 1958~59 H 38 12 2 0 0 View
W 5 13th Dec 1958 Swinton L 1958~59 H 32 3 1 0 0 View
W 5 20th Dec 1958 Barrow L 1958~59 A 7 5 0 0 0 View
W 5 25th Dec 1958 Leigh L 1958~59 A 10 6 1 0 0 View
W 5 26th Dec 1958 Wigan L 1958~59 H 13 9 1 0 0 View
W 5 27th Dec 1958 Oldham L 1958~59 H 22 6 1 0 0 View
W 5 1st Jan 1959 Leigh L 1958~59 H 9 6 0 0 0 View
L 5 3rd Jan 1959 Leeds L 1958~59 A 11 12 1 0 0 View
L 5 24th Jan 1959 Hunslet L 1958~59 A 11 19 0 0 0 View
W 5 31st Jan 1959 Whitehaven L 1958~59 H 27 3 0 0 0 View
W 5 7th Feb 1959 Hull L 1958~59 A 19 9 0 0 0 View
W 5 14th Feb 1959 Barrow L 1958~59 H 71 15 1 0 0 View
W 5 21st Feb 1959 Oldham CC1 1958~59 A 7 6 0 0 0 View
W 5 28th Feb 1959 Widnes L 1958~59 H 38 4 1 0 0 View
W 5 7th Mar 1959 Dewsbury CC2 1958~59 H 35 8 1 0 0 View
W 5 16th Mar 1959 Salford L 1958~59 H 44 4 3 0 0 View
L 5 21st Mar 1959 Featherstone Rovers CC3 1958~59 A 6 20 0 0 0 View
L 5 27th Mar 1959 Wigan L 1958~59 A 14 19 1 0 0 View
W 5 28th Mar 1959 Liverpool City L 1958~59 A 40 20 2 0 0 View
W 5 30th Mar 1959 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 H 46 11 3 0 0 View
W 5 4th Apr 1959 Halifax L 1958~59 A 25 19 2 0 0 View
W 5 14th Apr 1959 Hull L 1958~59 H 37 16 1 0 0 View
L 5 18th Apr 1959 Swinton L 1958~59 A 11 19 0 0 0 View
W 5 21st Apr 1959 Workington Town L 1958~59 H 36 14 1 0 0 View
W 5 25th Apr 1959 Liverpool City L 1958~59 H 41 22 1 0 0 View
L 5 27th Apr 1959 Oldham L 1958~59 A 14 15 0 0 0 View
W 5 2nd May 1959 Oldham ChSF 1958~59 H 42 4 0 0 0 View
W 5 16th May 1959 Hunslet ChF 1958~59 N 44 22 1 0 0 View
W 5 18th May 1959 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 P 44 28 1 0 0 View
W 5 23rd May 1959 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 C 47 31 1 0 0 View
W 5 8th Aug 1959 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1959~60 H 50 3 6 0 0 View
W 5 15th Aug 1959 Widnes L 1959~60 A 27 14 2 0 0 View
W 5 17th Aug 1959 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 H 59 17 0 0 0 View
W 5 22nd Aug 1959 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 H 40 7 2 0 0 View
W 5 26th Aug 1959 Swinton L 1959~60 A 32 9 0 0 0 View
W 5 29th Aug 1959 Swinton LC1 1959~60 A 17 9 2 0 0 View
W 5 2nd Sep 1959 Widnes L 1959~60 H 22 0 2 0 0 View
W 5 5th Sep 1959 Leeds L 1959~60 H 23 9 0 0 0 View
W 5 9th Sep 1959 Widnes LC2 1959~60 A 24 9 1 0 0 View
W 5 12th Sep 1959 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 A 16 2 0 0 0 View
W 5 19th Sep 1959 Hunslet L 1959~60 H 38 17 2 0 0 View
W 5 26th Sep 1959 Liverpool City L 1959~60 A 45 6 4 0 0 View
W 5 30th Sep 1959 Whitehaven LCSF 1959~60 A 18 2 1 0 0 View
W 5 3rd Oct 1959 Salford L 1959~60 H 40 11 2 0 0 View
L 5 10th Oct 1959 Australia Tour 1959~60 H 2 15 0 0 0 View
W 5 24th Oct 1959 Hull L 1959~60 H 29 11 3 0 0 View
L 5 31st Oct 1959 Warrington LCF 1959~60 N 4 5 0 0 0 View
W 4 7th Nov 1959 Liverpool City L 1959~60 H 40 17 0 0 0 View
L 4 28th Nov 1959 Leeds L 1959~60 A 11 24 0 0 0 View
L 5 5th Dec 1959 Workington Town L 1959~60 H 11 12 0 0 0 View
W 5 25th Dec 1959 Leigh L 1959~60 H 14 10 0 0 0 View
W 5 26th Dec 1959 Wigan L 1959~60 A 19 7 0 0 0 View
W 5 1st Jan 1960 Leigh L 1959~60 A 12 4 0 0 0 View
W 5 2nd Jan 1960 Workington Town L 1959~60 A 21 6 1 0 0 View
W 5 9th Jan 1960 Warrington L 1959~60 H 40 6 1 0 0 View
W 5 16th Jan 1960 Barrow L 1959~60 A 16 8 0 0 0 View
D 5 30th Jan 1960 Salford L 1959~60 A 2 2 0 0 0 View
W 5 6th Feb 1960 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 A 26 7 0 0 0 View
L 5 13th Feb 1960 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1959~60 H 10 15 0 0 0 View
W 5 20th Feb 1960 Dewsbury L 1959~60 H 25 4 2 0 0 View
W 5 5th Mar 1960 Warrington L 1959~60 A 19 16 0 0 0 View
W 5 12th Mar 1960 Barrow L 1959~60 H 13 12 0 0 0 View
L 2 19th Mar 1960 Halifax L 1959~60 A 15 20 1 0 0 View
W 5 15th Apr 1960 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 0 0 0 View
W 5 16th Apr 1960 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 0 0 0 View
W 5 18th Apr 1960 Hull L 1959~60 A 10 7 0 0 0 View
W 5 23rd Apr 1960 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 1 0 0 View
W 5 26th Apr 1960 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 2 0 0 View
L 5 7th May 1960 Wigan ChSF 1959~60 H 9 19 0 0 0 View
L 5 13th Aug 1960 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 0 0 0 View
W 5 20th Aug 1960 Hunslet L 1960~61 H 22 10 1 0 0 View
W 5 27th Aug 1960 Widnes LC1 1960~61 A 19 17 0 0 0 View
L 5 3rd Sep 1960 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 0 0 0 View
W 5 7th Sep 1960 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 0 0 0 View
W 5 10th Sep 1960 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 1 0 0 View
W 5 17th Sep 1960 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 1 0 0 View
W 5 26th Sep 1960 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 2 0 0 View
W 5 12th Oct 1960 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 0 0 0 View
W 5 15th Oct 1960 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 2 0 0 View
W 5 17th Oct 1960 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 0 0 0 View
W 5 22nd Oct 1960 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 0 0 0 View
W 5 29th Oct 1960 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 0 0 0 View
W 5 5th Nov 1960 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 2 0 0 View
W 5 12th Nov 1960 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 0 0 0 View
W 5 19th Nov 1960 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 0 0 0 View
W 5 26th Nov 1960 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 3 0 0 View
L 5 3rd Dec 1960 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 0 0 0 View
W 5 24th Dec 1960 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 0 0 0 View
W 5 26th Dec 1960 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 2 0 0 View
W 5 2nd Jan 1961 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 0 0 0 View
W 5 7th Jan 1961 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 86 OTHER 3 = 89
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 89
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