Billy French

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
19-05-1916
N/A
07-09-1943
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-09-1943 v Keighley
Leigh
1946- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1943-1946
62 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
2
0
28

BIOGRAPHY

William French, known as Billy was born on 19 May 1916. Unfortunately his career was on hold due to the war years. A tough, durable scrum-half, Billy was a lad from the Lowe House area of St. Helens. He first joined Saints in 1942 playing his first game against Keighley. He was a Glass Bottle Sorter. Billy died in St Helens on the 11th Feb. 1988, aged 71. He was involved with the Saints Past Players Association.

Before joining Saints he represented Lancashire as an amateur and was an amateur international for England v France in 1938.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 3 0 0 14
1944~45 3 2 0 15
1945~46 2 0 0 32
1946~470 0 0 1
TOTALS:8 2 0 62
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Sep 1943 L 7 Keighley WEL 1943~44 H 17 23 VIEW
11th Sep 1943 L 7 Leeds WEL 1943~44 H 5 28 VIEW
18th Sep 1943 L 7 Dewsbury WEL 1943~44 A 16 46 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1943 L 7 Wigan YC1(1) 1943~44 H 9 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1943 L 7 Wigan YC1(2) 1943~44 A 10 20 VIEW
30th Oct 1943 L 7 Oldham WEL 1943~44 A 8 10 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1943 L 7 Batley WEL 1943~44 A 8 16 VIEW
13th Nov 1943 L 7 Leeds WEL 1943~44 A 0 36 VIEW
27th Nov 1943 L 6 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1943~44 A 0 15 VIEW
27th Dec 1943 L 7 Wigan WEL 1943~44 H 2 7 VIEW
5th Feb 1944 L 7 Wigan * Fr 1943~44 A 5 51 VIEW
12th Feb 1944 W 7 Batley WEL 1943~44 H 13 8 1 VIEW
19th Feb 1944 L 7 Halifax WEL 1943~44 H 9 16 VIEW
4th Mar 1944 L 7 Huddersfield WEL 1943~44 H 6 19 VIEW
11th Mar 1944 L 7 Dewsbury CC1(1) 1943~44 A 7 43 VIEW
2nd Sep 1944 D 7 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Sep 1944 L 7 Castleford WEL 1944~45 A 11 26 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1944 W 7 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 VIEW
30th Sep 1944 L 7 Halifax WEL 1944~45 H 7 21 VIEW
7th Oct 1944 L 7 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 A 2 31 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1944 L 7 Keighley WEL 1944~45 A 8 15 VIEW
25th Nov 1944 L 7 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 VIEW
9th Dec 1944 W 7 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1944 L 6 Wigan WEL 1944~45 A 5 20 VIEW
17th Feb 1945 L 7 Barrow WEL 1944~45 H 8 24 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1945 L 7 Leeds WEL 1944~45 A 14 20 1 VIEW
3rd Mar 1945 L 7 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 A 7 36 VIEW
10th Mar 1945 L 7 Oldham WEL 1944~45 H 10 21 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1945 L 7 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1944~45 A 13 34 VIEW
7th Apr 1945 L 7 Bradford Northern WEL 1944~45 A 0 22 VIEW
25th Aug 1945 L 7 Widnes L 1945~46 A 8 20 VIEW
1st Sep 1945 L 7 Widnes L 1945~46 H 2 7 VIEW
8th Sep 1945 W 7 Oldham L 1945~46 A 23 15 VIEW
15th Sep 1945 W 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945 L 7 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 VIEW
6th Oct 1945 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 A 11 4 VIEW
13th Oct 1945 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 H 21 0 VIEW
17th Oct 1945 L 7 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 VIEW
20th Oct 1945 W 7 Hunslet L 1945~46 H 15 12 VIEW
27th Oct 1945 L 7 Barrow L 1945~46 A 13 23 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1945 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 VIEW
17th Nov 1945 L 7 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 VIEW
1st Dec 1945 L 7 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 VIEW
8th Dec 1945 W 7 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945 L 7 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 VIEW
25th Dec 1945 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 A 26 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1945 L 7 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 VIEW
29th Dec 1945 L 7 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1946 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 H 16 8 VIEW
12th Jan 1946 L 7 Salford L 1945~46 H 6 13 VIEW
26th Jan 1946 L 7 Batley L 1945~46 A 0 15 VIEW
2nd Feb 1946 W 7 Swinton L 1945~46 H 7 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1946 L 7 Castleford CC1(1) 1945~46 A 4 10 VIEW
16th Feb 1946 W 7 Castleford CC1(2) 1945~46 H 14 5 VIEW
23rd Feb 1946 L 7 Warrington L 1945~46 H 10 17 VIEW
2nd Mar 1946 L 7 Workington Town CC2 1945~46 H 6 13 VIEW
9th Mar 1946 W 7 Halifax L 1945~46 H 13 0 VIEW
23rd Mar 1946 L 7 Halifax L 1945~46 A 11 21 VIEW
30th Mar 1946 L 7 Barrow L 1945~46 H 22 30 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1946 L 7 York L 1945~46 A 14 33 VIEW
10th Apr 1946 L 7 Salford L 1945~46 A 5 6 VIEW
13th Apr 1946 L 7 Oldham L 1945~46 H 9 14 VIEW
28th Sep 1946 L 7 Leigh L 1946~47 H 7 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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