Len McIntyre

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-08-1933
N/A
24-11-1953
Spring Valve ARLFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
19-04-1954 v Huddersfield
Bradford Northern
1957- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1953-1956
28 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
12
0
48

BIOGRAPHY

Len was signed from Spring Valve ARLFC Wigan, in November 1953. He developed into a great hooker with very good pass distribution and sound defence.Len could also be relied upon to step up and take goal kicks. Indeed he netted 12 goals in just 2 matches for the Saints, including a highly creditable 8 goals in the home demolition of Rochdale Hornets in the 1956/57 season.

Len spent the first two years at Knowsley Road mostly turning out for a very strong Saints A team. However, Len reached the top of his game in the 1955 to 1956 season. In this season he scored his first try for the club in the home victory over Rochdale Hornets. He also notched up two braces of tries against Salford and Widnes in the following stanza.

Doubtless his greatest ever moment in a Saints shirt came in the 1956 Challenge Cup Final against Halifax. Len along with great front row partners Alan Prescott and Abe Terry secured plenty of possession on that great afternoon when Saints won their first ever Challenge Cup.

Len also missed out in the Lancashire Cup Final in October of the same year as the great Oldham team defeated the Saints by 10 points to 3.

After 28 matches for the Saints first team Len was sold to Barrow in August,1957 for 750. Len then moved to Oldham where he played 212 games for the Roughyeds and represented Great Britain against Australia in a test match in 1963.

Len continued his career with his hometown club playing ten matches for Wigan between 1966 and 1968.

Len died in Wigan in January 2012, aged 78. He left them in 1968 and joined Warrington making his debut on the 24th of September, 1968. Len played 78 times for the Wire before finally retiring in December 1970. However he remained at Wilderspool going on to coach Warrington Colts.

Thanks to the daughter of Len, Christine, for helping to update his biography.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1953~54 0 0 0 1
1955~561 0 0 9
1956~577 12 0 18
TOTALS:8 12 0 28
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1955~560001
1956~570001
1957~580001
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
19th Apr 1954 L 9 Huddersfield L 1953~54 A 13 29 VIEW
15th Oct 1955 W 9 Liverpool City L 1955~56 H 32 4 VIEW
31st Mar 1956 L 9 Warrington L 1955~56 H 7 13 VIEW
2nd Apr 1956 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1955~56 A 14 6 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1956 D 9 Barrow CCSF 1955~56 N 5 5 VIEW
11th Apr 1956 W 9 Barrow CCSF(rep) 1955~56 N 10 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1956 W 9 Workington Town L 1955~56 A 12 9 VIEW
14th Apr 1956 L 9 Oldham L 1955~56 A 8 40 VIEW
21st Apr 1956 L 9 Halifax ChSF 1955~56 A 8 23 VIEW
28th Apr 1956 W 9 Halifax CCF 1955~56 N 13 2 VIEW
20th May 1956 L 9 Hull* Fr 1955~56 A 20 23 VIEW
11th Aug 1956 L 9 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1956~57 H 22 24 VIEW
18th Aug 1956 W 9 Widnes L 1956~57 H 29 0 2 VIEW
20th Aug 1956 W 9 Liverpool City L 1956~57 A 56 5 VIEW
25th Aug 1956 W 9 Bradford Northern L 1956~57 A 34 7 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1956 W 9 Salford L 1956~57 H 40 0 2 VIEW
1st Sep 1956 W 9 Swinton LC1 1956~57 H 27 7 VIEW
8th Sep 1956 L 9 Oldham L 1956~57 H 16 25 VIEW
11th Sep 1956 W 9 Liverpool City LC2 1956~57 H 34 3 VIEW
15th Sep 1956 L 9 Hull L 1956~57 A 6 17 VIEW
20th Sep 1956 W 9 Warrington LCSF 1956~57 A 17 9 4 VIEW
22nd Sep 1956 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1956~57 H 49 11 8 VIEW
29th Sep 1956 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1956~57 A 58 5 VIEW
13th Oct 1956 W 9 Salford L 1956~57 A 27 11 VIEW
20th Oct 1956 L 9 Oldham LCF 1956~57 N 3 10 VIEW
27th Oct 1956 L 9 Workington Town L 1956~57 H 9 11 VIEW
16th Feb 1957 D 9 Hull L 1956~57 H 9 9 VIEW
2nd Mar 1957 W 9 Halifax L 1956~57 H 31 7 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1957 L 9 Wigan L 1956~57 H 11 20 VIEW
16th Mar 1957 W 9 Bradford Northern L 1956~57 H 23 6 1 VIEW
10th Aug 1957 W 9 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1957~58 H 79 13 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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