Chris Morley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-09-1973
N/A
16-12-1991
Woolston Rovers ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
17-04-1994 v Oldham
Brisbane Broncos
1997- Warrington Wolves
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1993-1997
78 (42)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
32

Biography of Chris Morley



HERITAGE NO : 1048
Dave Parkinson writes: The elder of two rugby playing brothers who entered the professional game, Chris was snapped up by St Helens in December 1991 and made his debut during the 1993-94 season. He scored the first try of his top grade career in April 1994 as the Saints went down 16-18 to Bradford. After making four appearances in his first season, and 6 the following year, the Centenary season finally saw Morley make his mark on the Saints top grade team. He played in 12 of their 25 games, scoring a try in a 32-22 defeat of Oldham.

His performances were starting to make people sit up and take notice and it was during the first summer season that international selection beckoned for Chris, at a time when brother Adrian was forcing his way to the first team at Leeds.

Morley's Welsh debut came from the bench in 34-14 success over France in Carcassonne. Star of the show was 19 year old Iestyn Harris who nabbed a hat-trick and kicked 5 goals. Three weeks later Morley made his first start in the Principality, scoring the opening try after 10 minutes. Against the odds, Wales clung to a slender lead. Then, just before halftime England scored and eventually won through 26-12.

He helped the Saints lift the Super League trophy and was then part of the team that won through to a Premiership Final showdown with arch-rivals Wigan. Unfortunately for Morley, Wigan were far too good that day, running out convincing winners, 44-14.

1997 saw Morley enjoy his best season for St Helens. He was substitute in the Challenge Cup Final as Saints again overcame Bradford in a replay of the 1996 classic and scored crucial tries that helped his side win against Oldham, Paris and Castleford in a dramatic Premiership semi-final at Knowsley Road. Once again all that lay between St Helens and Premiership glory was Wigan. Again Wigan proved too good on the big occasion and Saints season ended in disappointment days later with a 12-66 implosion at Brisbane in a World Club Championship Quarter-Final.

That close-season brought about one of the biggest transfers in Rugby League history when Paul Sculthorpe moved from Warrington to St Helens. Morley was included as a make-weight in the deal which brought his Saints career to a close after 78 appearances.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1993~941 0 0 4
1994~95 1 0 0 6
1995~961 0 0 12
1996 2 0 0 22
19973 0 0 34
TOTALS:8 0 0 78
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1994~953002
1995~961002
19960001
19970001
TOTALS:4006

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
17th Apr 1994 1
L
14 Oldham L H 26 30 VIEW
19th Apr 1994 2
L
11 Bradford Northern L A 16 18 1 VIEW
24th Apr 1994 3
L
11 Halifax L A 30 37 VIEW
8th May 1994 4
L
14 Wigan PT1 A 16 34 VIEW
14th Aug 1994 --
W
17 Widnes* Fr Charity H 48 4 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1995 5
L
15 Castleford L A 16 18 VIEW
5th Feb 1995 6
L
13 Sheffield Eagles L A 31 35 VIEW
19th Feb 1995 7
W
14 Oldham L H 32 22 VIEW
26th Mar 1995 8
L
15 Featherstone Rovers L A 27 34 VIEW
2nd Apr 1995 9
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L H 56 14 1 VIEW
14th May 1995 10
L
15 Leeds PTSF A 26 30 VIEW
24th May 1995 --
W
11 Castleford* Fr Benefit H 40 28 2 VIEW
6th Aug 1995 --
W
13 Hull* Fr Testimonial H 64 16 1 VIEW
11th Aug 1995 --
W
21 Salford* Fr A 32 22 VIEW
3rd Sep 1995 11
L
16 Leeds L A 24 36 VIEW
10th Sep 1995 12
W
16 Workington Town L A 66 22 VIEW
13th Sep 1995 13
W
12 Sheffield Eagles L H 62 20 VIEW
1st Nov 1995 14
W
16 London Broncos L A 50 34 VIEW
5th Nov 1995 15
W
16 Halifax L H 58 20 VIEW
11th Nov 1995 16
W
15 Keighley Cougars RT2 A 42 14 VIEW
17th Nov 1995 17
W
16 Bradford Bulls L A 32 18 VIEW
29th Nov 1995 18
L
11 Sheffield Eagles L A 18 32 VIEW
3rd Dec 1995 19
W
16 Workington Town L H 58 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1995 20
W
15 Halifax RT4 H 46 18 VIEW
13th Dec 1995 21
W
12 Oldham L H 32 22 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1995 22
L
12 Wigan L A 4 58 VIEW
5th Apr 1996 23
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL H 41 26 VIEW
8th Apr 1996 24
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL A 46 24 VIEW
14th Apr 1996 25
W
13 Bradford Bulls SL H 26 20 VIEW
21st Apr 1996 26
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 30 28 VIEW
5th May 1996 27
W
14 Oldham Bears SL H 66 18 VIEW
17th May 1996 28
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL A 25 24 VIEW
27th May 1996 29
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL H 62 24 1 VIEW
2nd Jun 1996 30
W
16 Paris St.Germain SL H 52 10 VIEW
8th Jun 1996 31
W
16 Sheffield Eagles SL A 43 32 VIEW
16th Jun 1996 32
W
13 Workington Town SL H 60 16 VIEW
21st Jun 1996 33
L
16 Wigan Warriors SL A 19 35 1 VIEW
30th Jun 1996 34
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL H 42 16 VIEW
5th Jul 1996 35
L
17 Bradford Bulls SL A 22 50 VIEW
14th Jul 1996 36
W
13 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 58 20 VIEW
19th Jul 1996 37
W
13 Oldham Bears SL A 54 18 VIEW
27th Jul 1996 38
W
13 London Broncos SL A 32 28 VIEW
2nd Aug 1996 39
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL A 20 16 VIEW
10th Aug 1996 40
W
12 Paris St.Germain SL A 32 12 VIEW
18th Aug 1996 41
W
12 Sheffield Eagles SL H 68 2 VIEW
26th Aug 1996 42
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL H 66 14 VIEW
1st Sep 1996 43
W
12 London Broncos PTSF H 25 14 VIEW
8th Sep 1996 44
L
12 Wigan Warriors PTF N 14 44 VIEW
26th Dec 1996 --
L
13 Wigan* Fr Norweb Challenge A 22 32 VIEW
12th Jan 1997 --
W
17 Wigan* Fr Norweb Challenge H 44 12 VIEW
8th Feb 1997 45
W
17 Wigan Warriors SCCC4 H 26 12 VIEW
23rd Feb 1997 46
W
17 Hull SCCC5 H 54 8 VIEW
9th Mar 1997 47
W
12 Keighley Cougars SCCC6 A 24 0 VIEW
16th Mar 1997 48
W
12 London Broncos SL A 28 24 VIEW
22nd Mar 1997 49
W
12 Salford Reds SCCCSF N 50 20 VIEW
28th Mar 1997 50
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL A 22 10 VIEW
31st Mar 1997 51
W
12 Sheffield Eagles SL H 32 12 VIEW
5th Apr 1997 52
W
12 Paris St.Germain SL A 44 6 VIEW
11th Apr 1997 53
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SL A 12 13 VIEW
15th Apr 1997 54
W
12 Salford Reds SL H 19 12 VIEW
20th Apr 1997 55
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL H 60 16 VIEW
27th Apr 1997 56
W
12 Castleford Tigers SL H 42 16 VIEW
3rd May 1997 57
W
15 Bradford Bulls SCCCF W 32 22 VIEW
11th May 1997 58
L
12 Bradford Bulls SL A 18 38 VIEW
22nd May 1997 59
L
13 Salford Reds SL A 26 39 VIEW
26th May 1997 60
L
13 Wigan Warriors SL H 12 65 VIEW
1st Jun 1997 61
W
12 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 26 18 VIEW
6th Jun 1997 62
L
13 Auckland Warriors WCC H 14 42 VIEW
22nd Jun 1997 63
L
11 Penrith Panthers WCC H 30 50 VIEW
2nd Jul 1997 64
L
16 Sheffield Eagles SL A 12 14 VIEW
6th Jul 1997 65
L
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 20 38 VIEW
13th Jul 1997 66
W
16 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 38 20 VIEW
21st Jul 1997 67
L
16 Cronulla Sharks WCC A 12 28 VIEW
25th Jul 1997 68
L
16 Auckland Warriors WCC A 6 70 VIEW
4th Aug 1997 69
L
16 Penrith Panthers WCC A 26 32 VIEW
10th Aug 1997 70
W
16 Oldham Bears SL H 36 26 1 VIEW
13th Aug 1997 71
W
16 Paris St.Germain WCCPO H 42 4 1 VIEW
17th Aug 1997 72
L
16 Castleford Tigers SL A 16 35 VIEW
22nd Aug 1997 73
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 22 20 VIEW
25th Aug 1997 74
W
3 Leeds Rhinos SL H 25 18 VIEW
12th Sep 1997 75
W
16 Salford Reds PT H 26 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1997 76
W
16 Castleford Tigers PTSF H 32 18 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1997 77
L
16 Wigan Warriors PTF N 20 33 VIEW
4th Oct 1997 78
L
16 Brisbane Broncos WCCQF A 12 66 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 55 | LOSSES : 29 | DRAWS :

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