Ivor Hopkin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
13-12-1900
N/A
23-09-1925
Caerphilly RUFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-09-1925 v Batley
Leigh
1926-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1925-1925
11 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
1
0
2

BIOGRAPHY

Ivor Hopkin by Alex Service

One of a raft of signings from Welsh Rugby Union in the 1920s, Ivor Hopkin was born in Caerphilly and joined the Saints from the local club. The 21 year old front-rower played his first game at Knowsley Road, against Batley on 26th September 1925, under the pseudonym of P.Williams. He signed on after the match and everything was out in the open. There were initial problems with his signing as he was a policeman. “So he should know how to take his man,” quipped the St.Helens Newspaper correspondent. He was apparently about to play for the Cardiff club before the Saints offered him a trial.
Ivor played the last of his 11 matches for the club against Leigh on 20th February 1926. In 1939 he was living in Drakefell Road, Deptford, London and a change in occupation found him operating as a Cable Hand on the Tramway. He died in Chatham, Kent in April 1997, aged 96 - quite a life journey.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1925~26 0 1 0 12
TOTALS:0 1 0 12
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Sep 1925 W 8 Batley L 1925~26 H 15 3 VIEW
3rd Oct 1925 L 12 Swinton L 1925~26 A 5 12 VIEW
14th Nov 1925 L 12 Dewsbury L 1925~26 A 0 10 VIEW
21st Nov 1925 W 12 Warrington L 1925~26 H 12 9 VIEW
28th Nov 1925 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 A 25 6 1 VIEW
12th Dec 1925 L 12 Salford L 1925~26 A 3 17 VIEW
16th Dec 1925 W 12 Dewsbury L 1925~26 H 7 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1926 L 12 Oldham L 1925~26 A 6 24 VIEW
23rd Jan 1926 W 12 Salford L OBJ 1925~26 H 13 10 VIEW
30th Jan 1926 W 12 Batley L 1925~26 A 7 0 VIEW
6th Feb 1926 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 H 24 8 VIEW
20th Feb 1926 W 12 Leigh L 1925~26 A 6 0 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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