Gus Hayes

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
12-11-1895
N/A
Date unknown.
Pontypool RUFC Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-03-1922 v Featherstone Rovers
Salford
1924-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1921-1923
61 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
1
0
44

Biography of Gus Hayes



HERITAGE NO : 301
By the early 1920s, the Saints had found the recruitment of local talent somewhat difficult, in competition with the St Helens Recs and turned to Wales in a concerted effort to bolster the strength of the squad. One of the first arrivals was Gus Hayes, a speedy, skilful winger or centre who was signed from Pontypool RUFC. He made his debut against Featherstone Rovers on 25 March 1922, when two other Welshmen, Stan and George Lewis, also played their first game for the club in the halves.

A strong-running and powerful threequarter, Gus scored a total of 14 tries for the Saints and kicked one goal during his two years at Knowsley Road. His try haul included a hat trick against Salford on 21 April 1923 and a brace in the Challenge Cup victory over amateur outfit Norwood.

In total Gus played 61 matches before his transfer to Salford at the start of the 1924-25 campaign, where he played in 27 matches for the Reds until the end of March 1925. He then returned to his roots in South Wales, where he would have not been allowed to play in the 15-a-side code back in the Valleys.

The 1939 Census sees Gus as an accountant and partner in the Cardiff firm of Allen and Lamb Accounts. He was living in Ty-Gwyn Crescent, Cardiff and died in September 1977 at the age of 81.

Dave Dooley and Alex Service, with additional information from Graham Morris


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1921~221 0 0 4
1922~2310 1 0 30
1923~243 0 0 27
TOTALS:14 1 0 61
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
25th Mar 1922 1
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L H 24 13 VIEW
8th Apr 1922 2
D
3 Warrington L H 5 5 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1922 3
L
3 Wigan L A 5 8 VIEW
16th Apr 1922 4
L
3 York L A 3 6 VIEW
26th Aug 1922 5
L
4 Widnes L A 3 11 VIEW
2nd Sep 1922 6
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 14 17 VIEW
9th Sep 1922 7
L
4 Bradford Northern L A 2 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1922 8
W
4 Wigan Highfield L H 21 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1922 9
L
4 Hull L A 15 18 VIEW
30th Sep 1922 10
W
4 Bramley L H 19 5 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1922 11
L
4 Warrington L A 14 21 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1922 12
W
4 Salford LC1 H 25 8 1 VIEW
21st Oct 1922 13
W
4 Broughton Rangers L H 24 10 VIEW
28th Oct 1922 14
L
4 Warrington LC2 H 4 17 VIEW
4th Nov 1922 15
L
4 Leigh L H 8 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1922 16
L
4 Oldham L A 12 26 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1922 17
L
4 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 24 VIEW
16th Dec 1922 18
W
2 Keighley L OBJ H 23 5 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1922 19
L
2 Broughton Rangers L A 8 14 VIEW
25th Dec 1922 20
L
2 St. Helens Recs L H 2 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1922 21
L
2 Wigan L H 3 9 VIEW
25th Jan 1923 22
W
3 Keighley L H 14 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1923 23
W
3 Salford L H 17 5 VIEW
3rd Feb 1923 24
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L H 9 2 VIEW
10th Feb 1923 25
W
3 Keighley L A 8 3 VIEW
17th Feb 1923 26
W
3 Norwood CC1 A 29 3 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1923 27
L
3 Salford L A 3 11 1 VIEW
3rd Mar 1923 28
L
3 Oldham CC2 H 3 11 VIEW
17th Mar 1923 29
L
2 Widnes L H 9 11 VIEW
24th Mar 1923 30
L
2 Barrow L A 10 22 VIEW
30th Mar 1923 31
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 22 VIEW
2nd Apr 1923 32
L
2 Hull L H 8 23 VIEW
14th Apr 1923 33
W
2 Oldham L H 17 12 VIEW
21st Apr 1923 34
W
3 Salford L H 56 10 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1923 35
W
4 Widnes L H 5 3 VIEW
1st Sep 1923 36
L
4 Warrington L H 5 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1923 37
W
4 Bradford Northern L A 12 4 VIEW
22nd Sep 1923 38
L
4 Oldham L H 21 27 VIEW
13th Oct 1923 39
W
4 Salford LC1 H 5 0 VIEW
20th Oct 1923 40
W
4 Broughton Rangers L A 7 2 VIEW
27th Oct 1923 41
D
4 Swinton LC2 H 5 5 VIEW
31st Oct 1923 42
L
4 Swinton LC2(rep) A 8 21 1 VIEW
3rd Nov 1923 43
L
4 Swinton L A 6 34 VIEW
17th Nov 1923 44
W
4 Wigan Highfield L A 5 3 VIEW
28th Nov 1923 45
W
4 Dewsbury L H 15 10 1 VIEW
1st Dec 1923 46
L
4 Salford L A 0 6 VIEW
5th Dec 1923 47
W
4 Swinton L H 4 0 VIEW
8th Dec 1923 48
L
4 Widnes L A 0 18 VIEW
15th Dec 1923 49
W
4 Hull L H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1923 50
L
4 St. Helens Recs L A 2 21 VIEW
26th Dec 1923 51
L
4 Wigan L A 2 44 VIEW
29th Dec 1923 52
L
4 Barrow L A 5 41 VIEW
1st Jan 1924 53
W
2 St. Helens Recs L H 4 0 VIEW
5th Jan 1924 54
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 23 VIEW
12th Jan 1924 55
L
5 Leigh L H 5 12 VIEW
19th Jan 1924 56
L
4 Leigh L A 0 25 VIEW
31st Jan 1924 57
W
4 Barrow L H 12 11 VIEW
2nd Feb 1924 58
L
4 Bramley L A 7 18 VIEW
23rd Feb 1924 59
L
5 Warrington L A 11 39 VIEW
19th Apr 1924 60
W
5 Broughton Rangers L H 21 6 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1924 61
W
5 Salford L H 37 15 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 25 | LOSSES : 34 | DRAWS : 2

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