Tom Winnard was a classy signing for the club playing over 100 matches in the first great era for the Saints during the early 1930s. He was signed from Wigan Highfield in the Pemberton district of Wigan where Tom was raised. A long-striding centre threequarter, he made his debut against Swinton on the 9th, April 1930. Three days later in his home debut against Batley Tom bagged a brace of tries. In 102 matches for the Saints Tom scored 15 tries and kicked 115 goals for a total points aggregate of 395 points.
Tom was signed from Wigan Highfield in a bid to bring silverware to Knowsley Road. In a representative capacity Tom won caps for Lancashire.
Tom was a key player in the 1931-32 Championship winning team that defeated Hudddersfield by 9 points to 5 at the Belle Vue ground Wakefield, scoring Saints only try in the match.
"Saints persistent pressure in the first half paid off when Jack Garvey retrieved the ball from a scrum and shot through the flat-footed Yorkshire defence. He swerved round the full back Bowkett and as Tiffany closed in for the cover tackle, Jack executed a beautiful scissors move with Tom Winnard who scored a gem of a try in the corner. "
His final match for the Club was against Salford on the 28th. October, 1933. Tom subsequently signed for Bradford Northern, where he continued with his successful career, becoming an England international.
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