Players Biography





Further Info: Nicknamed Baloo, 1st Team Friendlies

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Biography

Paul Anderson by Alex Service

The phrase ‘Indian summer’ can certainly apply to former Castleford front-rower Kevin Ward, who made a huge impression when he came to St.Helens in the early 1990s, seemingly with his best years behind him. Yet Paul Anderson’s impact on the team also cannot be under-stated after joining the Saints after a hugely successful career with Bradford Bulls. Despite much initial head-scratching from some supporters, Paul soon silenced any possible criticism of him being in the veteran stage of his career. His sheer size and power was a marvellous addition to the Saints’ forward pack, initially under Coach Ian Millward and then, of course, Daniel Anderson. The vastly-experienced Paul was one of the cornerstones when the Saints achieved a marvellous ‘treble’ of trophies in 2006, having lifted the League Leader’s Shield in the 2005 campaign. What a front row it was with Anderson Cunningham and Cayless firing on all cylinders.

Talking about magic moments at Knowsley Road we will never forget his conversion from the touchline during his last league game against Leeds Rhinos on 9th September 2006, as the home side were cruising to an eventual 54-18 success. Needless to say, the ball went straight as a dye between the posts and ‘Baloo’ seemed remarkably calm about the whole thing! Incidentally, Jamie Lyon scored a hat-trick and kicked six goals himself that evening, but Paul’s final kick remains firmly entrenched in the memory bank!

At the end of 2006, Paul retired from the engine room of the front row and became Assistant Coach at Huddersfield Giants, where he remained up to and including the 2009 season. He was extremely popular with both players and supporters alike and his signing proved to be one of the best pieces of business ever undertaken by the St.Helens club.



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Paul Anderson : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20057 0 0 32
20063 1 0 30
TOTALS:10 1 0 62

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20051003
TOTALS:1003

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 8 26th Dec 2004 Leigh Centurions * Fr 2005 H 17 16 1 0 0 View
W 8 20th Jan 2005 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 0 0 0 View
W 10 2nd Feb 2005 Hull FC* Fr 2005 H 28 18 0 0 0 View
W 10 11th Feb 2005 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 0 0 0 View
L 10 18th Feb 2005 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 0 0 0 View
W 10 25th Feb 2005 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 1 0 0 View
W 10 4th Mar 2005 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 0 0 0 View
W 10 11th Mar 2005 Salford City Reds SL 2005 H 46 12 0 0 0 View
W 10 19th Mar 2005 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 64 16 0 0 0 View
L 10 25th Mar 2005 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 20 22 0 0 0 View
W 17 28th Mar 2005 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 34 27 0 0 0 View
W 10 3rd Apr 2005 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 2005 A 26 22 0 0 0 View
W 10 16th Apr 2005 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 0 0 0 View
W 10 24th Apr 2005 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 0 0 0 View
W 16 29th Apr 2005 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 0 0 0 View
W 10 6th May 2005 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 1 0 0 View
L 10 13th May 2005 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 0 0 0 View
W 10 21st May 2005 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 0 0 0 View
W 10 27th May 2005 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 H 38 24 1 0 0 View
W 10 4th Jun 2005 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 A 66 4 0 0 0 View
W 10 10th Jun 2005 Salford City Reds SL 2005 A 33 22 0 0 0 View
D 10 17th Jun 2005 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 0 0 0 View
W 10 26th Jun 2005 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 0 0 0 View
W 10 3rd Jul 2005 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 A 38 26 0 0 0 View
W 10 8th Jul 2005 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 0 0 0 View
W 10 15th Jul 2005 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 0 0 0 View
L 10 30th Jul 2005 Hull FC PCCSF 2005 N 8 34 0 0 0 View
W 10 5th Aug 2005 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 0 0 0 View
W 10 12th Aug 2005 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 60 4 1 0 0 View
W 10 20th Aug 2005 London Broncos SL 2005 H 50 4 1 0 0 View
W 10 4th Sep 2005 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 2 0 0 View
W 10 9th Sep 2005 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 0 0 0 View
L 10 17th Sep 2005 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 0 0 0 View
L 10 30th Sep 2005 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 0 0 0 View
L 10 7th Oct 2005 Bradford Bulls SLEF 2005 H 18 23 0 0 0 View
W 17 11th Feb 2006 Harlequins RL SL 2006 A 40 16 0 0 0 View
W 8 24th Feb 2006 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 13 4 0 0 0 View
W 8 3rd Mar 2006 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 18 10 0 0 0 View
W 8 12th Mar 2006 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 18 16 0 0 0 View
W 8 17th Mar 2006 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 H 38 16 0 0 0 View
W 8 24th Mar 2006 Hull FC SL 2006 A 46 0 0 0 0 View
W 17 31st Mar 2006 Doncaster Lakers PCC4 2006 H 56 6 0 0 0 View
W 10 7th Apr 2006 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 16 6 0 0 0 View
W 8 14th Apr 2006 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 H 48 10 0 0 0 View
W 10 21st Apr 2006 Salford City Reds SL 2006 A 12 10 0 0 0 View
W 16 28th Apr 2006 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 8 0 0 0 View
L 16 6th May 2006 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 16 19 0 0 0 View
W 10 20th May 2006 Bradford Bulls PCC5 2006 H 42 18 0 0 0 View
W 10 27th May 2006 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 A 28 14 0 0 0 View
W 10 3rd Jun 2006 Catalan Dragons PCC6 2006 H 56 10 2 0 0 View
L 8 16th Jun 2006 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 A 18 20 0 0 0 View
W 8 24th Jun 2006 Salford City Reds SL 2006 H 28 6 0 0 0 View
W 8 2nd Jul 2006 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 A 52 36 0 0 0 View
W 10 7th Jul 2006 Catalan Dragons SL 2006 H 52 26 1 0 0 View
W 10 14th Jul 2006 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 30 24 0 0 0 View
W 8 22nd Jul 2006 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 A 18 14 0 0 0 View
W 8 29th Jul 2006 Hull Kingston Rovers PCCSF 2006 N 50 0 0 0 0 View
W 8 4th Aug 2006 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 H 56 8 0 0 0 View
W 8 13th Aug 2006 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 A 72 4 0 0 0 View
W 8 26th Aug 2006 Huddersfield Giants PCCF 2006 N 42 12 0 0 0 View
W 10 1st Sep 2006 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 12 0 0 0 View
W 10 9th Sep 2006 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 54 18 0 1 0 View
W 10 17th Sep 2006 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 38 30 0 0 0 View
W 10 29th Sep 2006 Hull FC SLPOQF 2006 H 12 8 0 0 0 View
W 10 14th Oct 2006 Hull FC SLGF 2006 N 26 4 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 59 OTHER 3 = 62
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 6 Subs) = 62
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