Sonny Nickle

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
04-05-1969
N/A
03-07-1991
Sheffield Eagles
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-09-1991 v Hull
Bradford Bulls
2002- Leigh Centurions
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1991-1995
232 (26)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
49
0
0
196

Biography of Sonny Nickle



HERITAGE NO : 1030
This second row was one of Knowsley Road`s most popular players. Sonny had three spells with the club, Sonny originally joined St. Helens in 1991, for a fee reported to be in the region of £80,000, from Sheffield Eagles, following an earlier spell at Hunslet. At 6ft 2ins and 17stones he has always been a tough nut to bring down. His early days were also characterised by a fair turn of speed.

He became an instant favourite on the terraces, as he is one of the game`s entertainers. Early on in his St. Helens` career he made the No.12, 2nd Row jersey his own following a string of block busting displays, in which, at times, he was unstoppable. He earned Representative honours, amassing 6 Gt. Britain caps and also earned selection for Gt. Britain`s U21s and England. In his first spell with Saints, he helped the club win the 1993 Premiership Trophy and was a runner up in the Lancashire Cup, League Championship and Premiership.

In November 1995, Sonny reluctantly departed the Knowsley Road scene as part of the World Record Transfer deal, which brought Paul Newlove to Saints. He enjoyed three highly successful seasons with Bradford Bulls, which culminated in two Challenge Cup Final defeats at the hands of St. Helens in 1996 and 1997 and the winning of the Super League Trophy in Super League II.

He returned to St. Helens in January 1999. Then equally at home in the prop forward position, Sonny`s phenomenal strength and work rate were his greatest assets. Under, Head Coaches, Ellery Hanley and Ian Millward, he became a permanent fixture in the St. Helens team, and helped the club win, back to back Super League titles in 1999 and 2000 and both the World Club Challenge and Challenge Cup in 2001.

He departed Knowsley Road for a second time at the end of the 2001 season and joined Barrow Border Raiders. He was however, never destined to pull on one of their jerseys. In Sonny`s last Saints appearance, he was placed `on report` and subsequently suspended for his part in a tackle, which left Leeds hooker Robbie Mears with a broken jaw. Before he had served his suspension, he had re joined St. Helens for a third time.

Relieved to be back, Sonny has had a magnificent 2002. Considered by many to be Saints` best `go forward` player, he played a valuable role in St. Helens winning their fourth Super League Trophy. Extremely unlucky not to be selected in both the Challenge Cup Final, or Super League Grand Final teams, Sonny was just thankful of having an extra 12 months with Saints, that he never expected.

Sonny Nickle had a magnificent career and reached the very pinnacle of his profession. He is a genuine nice guy who has given hours of pleasure for the St. Helens spectators. Sonny signed for Leigh Centurions on December 30th., 2002.

Nickle made his debut for Saints at Hull as part of the team that defeated the `Airlie Birds` by 31 points to 10 on September 1st., 1991. Sonny made 232 appearances for the Club and scored 49 tries. He gained six caps for Great Britain and went on the 1992 Lions Tour down under. He cheered the Saints on from the Stretford End at the 2021 Grand Final at Old Trafford.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1991~925 0 0 24
1992~9315 0 0 34
1993~944 0 0 19
1994~95 10 0 0 35
1995~961 0 0 5
19996 0 0 31
20002 0 0 29
20013 0 0 31
2002 3 0 0 24
TOTALS:49 0 0 232
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1991~921001
1993~940001
1994~950001
1995~960001
1999 1003
20000002
20010001
TOTALS:20010

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
18th Aug 1991 --
W
12 Widnes* Fr Charity A 30 26 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1991 1
W
12 Hull L A 31 10 VIEW
8th Sep 1991 2
W
12 Warrington L H 27 20 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1991 3
W
12 Salford L H 25 16 VIEW
8th Dec 1991 4
W
15 Swinton L H 28 4 VIEW
15th Dec 1991 5
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 14 24 VIEW
26th Dec 1991 6
L
15 Wigan L A 6 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1992 7
W
15 Widnes L H 24 22 VIEW
5th Jan 1992 8
W
15 Salford L A 15 6 VIEW
12th Jan 1992 9
W
11 Featherstone Rovers L H 28 10 1 VIEW
19th Jan 1992 10
W
11 Wakefield Trinity L H 40 12 VIEW
2nd Feb 1992 11
W
11 Widnes CC1 A 10 2 VIEW
8th Feb 1992 12
W
11 Leeds CC2 A 32 12 VIEW
16th Feb 1992 13
W
12 Bradford Northern L A 20 8 VIEW
22nd Feb 1992 14
L
11 Wigan CC3 H 6 13 VIEW
1st Mar 1992 15
W
11 Leeds L H 19 8 VIEW
8th Mar 1992 16
D
12 Castleford L A 8 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1992 17
W
12 Halifax L H 30 28 VIEW
29th Mar 1992 18
W
12 Hull L H 42 12 VIEW
4th Apr 1992 19
L
12 Warrington L A 18 30 VIEW
17th Apr 1992 20
L
12 Wigan L H 6 16 VIEW
20th Apr 1992 21
W
12 Widnes L A 28 23 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1992 22
W
11 Halifax PT1 H 52 6 2 VIEW
10th May 1992 23
W
11 Castleford PTSF H 30 14 VIEW
17th May 1992 24
L
11 Wigan PTF N 16 48 VIEW
30th Aug 1992 25
W
12 Leeds L A 27 14 VIEW
6th Sep 1992 26
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L H 24 12 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1992 27
W
12 Barrow LC1 A 36 2 1 VIEW
20th Sep 1992 28
W
12 Sheffield Eagles L A 18 10 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1992 29
W
11 Salford L H 48 8 VIEW
30th Sep 1992 30
W
11 Widnes LC2 H 10 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1992 31
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 18 5 VIEW
7th Oct 1992 32
W
12 Salford LCSF H 18 5 VIEW
11th Oct 1992 33
W
12 Hull L H 38 8 1 VIEW
18th Oct 1992 34
L
12 Wigan LCF N 4 5 VIEW
27th Oct 1992 35
W
12 Huddersfield RTP H 44 18 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1992 36
L
15 Bradford Northern L H 18 35 VIEW
8th Nov 1992 37
W
12 Leeds RT1 H 15 14 VIEW
11th Nov 1992 38
L
12 Leigh L A 6 11 VIEW
29th Nov 1992 39
W
12 Sheffield Eagles L H 30 20 1 VIEW
6th Dec 1992 40
W
12 Featherstone Rovers RT2 A 25 8 VIEW
11th Dec 1992 41
L
12 Castleford L A 6 16 VIEW
19th Dec 1992 42
L
12 Castleford RT3 H 8 12 VIEW
27th Dec 1992 43
W
12 Wigan L H 41 6 2 VIEW
6th Jan 1993 44
W
12 Leigh L H 64 9 2 VIEW
17th Jan 1993 45
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 22 11 VIEW
22nd Jan 1993 46
W
11 Halifax L H 18 16 2 VIEW
31st Jan 1993 47
W
11 Featherstone Rovers CC1 A 24 22 VIEW
5th Feb 1993 48
W
12 Warrington L H 12 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1993 49
L
12 Wigan CC2 A 3 23 VIEW
17th Feb 1993 50
L
12 Widnes L A 8 26 VIEW
21st Feb 1993 51
L
12 Hull L A 16 21 1 VIEW
3rd Mar 1993 52
W
10 Castleford L H 24 20 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1993 53
W
15 Leeds L H 42 8 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1993 54
D
15 Wigan L A 8 8 VIEW
12th Apr 1993 55
W
12 Widnes L H 29 18 VIEW
23rd Apr 1993 56
W
12 Halifax PT1 H 34 25 VIEW
9th May 1993 57
W
12 Leeds PTSF H 15 2 VIEW
16th May 1993 58
W
12 Wigan PTF N 10 4 VIEW
22nd Aug 1993 --
W
12 Widnes* Fr Charity A 30 14 VIEW
29th Aug 1993 59
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 16 VIEW
19th Sep 1993 60
W
12 Leigh L H 34 16 1 VIEW
26th Sep 1993 61
W
12 Castleford L A 35 18 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1993 62
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 37 16 VIEW
10th Oct 1993 63
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L H 36 10 VIEW
20th Oct 1993 64
L
12 New Zealand Tour H 8 14 VIEW
7th Nov 1993 65
W
12 Bradford Northern L H 54 3 VIEW
21st Nov 1993 66
W
12 Oldham L A 12 2 VIEW
26th Nov 1993 67
D
12 Halifax L H 16 16 VIEW
3rd Dec 1993 68
L
12 Hull L A 14 18 VIEW
11th Dec 1993 69
L
12 Warrington RT3 H 8 16 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1993 70
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 23 22 VIEW
26th Dec 1993 71
L
12 Wigan L A 8 40 VIEW
2nd Jan 1994 72
W
12 Widnes L H 24 16 1 VIEW
12th Jan 1994 73
L
12 Salford L A 2 34 VIEW
16th Jan 1994 74
L
12 Warrington L H 11 21 VIEW
23rd Jan 1994 75
L
12 Leigh L A 4 21 VIEW
30th Jan 1994 76
W
12 Huddersfield CC4 A 23 16 VIEW
6th Feb 1994 77
W
12 Castleford L H 33 12 VIEW
21st Aug 1994 78
L
12 Doncaster L H 20 29 VIEW
24th Aug 1994 79
L
12 Warrington L A 10 31 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1994 80
W
12 Halifax L A 30 22 VIEW
4th Sep 1994 81
W
12 Salford L H 34 28 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1994 82
W
12 Workington Town L A 30 25 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1994 83
W
12 Castleford L H 47 14 VIEW
25th Sep 1994 84
W
12 Sheffield Eagles L H 26 10 VIEW
2nd Oct 1994 85
D
12 Oldham L A 18 18 VIEW
1st Nov 1994 86
L
12 Australia Tour H 14 32 VIEW
8th Nov 1994 87
W
12 Doncaster L A 24 5 VIEW
13th Nov 1994 88
W
12 Halifax L H 18 14 VIEW
27th Nov 1994 89
L
12 Salford L A 12 39 VIEW
4th Dec 1994 90
W
12 Huddersfield RT2 A 52 11 VIEW
11th Dec 1994 91
W
12 Workington Town L H 48 10 VIEW
18th Dec 1994 92
D
12 Batley RT3 A 22 22 VIEW
20th Dec 1994 93
W
12 Batley RT3rep H 50 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1995 94
W
12 Widnes L A 20 10 VIEW
8th Jan 1995 95
L
12 Wigan RT4 A 22 24 VIEW
11th Jan 1995 96
L
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 15 VIEW
15th Jan 1995 97
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 26 20 VIEW
22nd Jan 1995 98
W
12 Hull L H 54 18 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1995 99
L
12 Castleford L A 16 18 VIEW
5th Feb 1995 100
L
12 Sheffield Eagles L A 31 35 VIEW
11th Feb 1995 101
D
12 Wigan CC4 A 16 16 VIEW
15th Feb 1995 102
L
12 Wigan CC4rep H 24 40 1 VIEW
19th Feb 1995 103
W
12 Oldham L H 32 22 VIEW
12th Mar 1995 104
W
12 Hull L A 43 32 2 VIEW
17th Mar 1995 105
W
12 Bradford Northern L H 36 27 VIEW
22nd Mar 1995 106
W
12 Leeds L A 31 20 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1995 107
L
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 27 34 VIEW
14th Apr 1995 108
L
12 Wigan L A 18 34 VIEW
17th Apr 1995 109
W
12 Widnes L H 54 22 2 VIEW
21st Apr 1995 110
W
12 Warrington L H 31 12 VIEW
7th May 1995 111
W
12 Halifax PT1 H 32 16 VIEW
14th May 1995 112
L
12 Leeds PTSF A 26 30 VIEW
24th May 1995 --
W
12 Castleford* Fr Benefit H 40 28 VIEW
6th Aug 1995 --
W
12 Hull* Fr Testimonial H 64 16 VIEW
20th Aug 1995 113
W
12 Bradford Bulls L H 55 10 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1995 114
W
12 Oldham L A 44 18 VIEW
28th Aug 1995 115
L
12 Wigan L H 20 52 VIEW
17th Sep 1995 116
W
12 Castleford L H 35 18 VIEW
20th Sep 1995 117
L
12 Warrington L A 16 28 VIEW
24th Jan 1999 --
W
12 Swinton Lions* Fr H 48 4 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1999 --
L
12 Warrington Wolves* Fr A 14 25 VIEW
14th Feb 1999 118
W
12 Hunslet Hawks SCCC4 A 40 10 VIEW
27th Feb 1999 119
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SCCC5 A 16 24 VIEW
21st Mar 1999 120
W
12 Gateshead Thunder SL H 34 22 VIEW
2nd Apr 1999 121
W
10 Wigan Warriors SL A 14 12 VIEW
5th Apr 1999 122
W
12 Bradford Bulls SL H 58 14 VIEW
9th Apr 1999 123
W
12 London Broncos SL A 34 18 VIEW
18th Apr 1999 124
W
10 Sheffield Eagles SL H 39 30 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1999 125
W
10 Hull Sharks SL A 30 10 VIEW
4th May 1999 126
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SL H 62 18 1 VIEW
7th May 1999 127
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SL A 11 0 VIEW
23rd May 1999 128
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL H 57 20 VIEW
30th May 1999 129
W
10 Halifax Blue sox SL A 28 22 1 VIEW
6th Jun 1999 130
W
10 Salford Reds SL H 48 0 1 VIEW
13th Jun 1999 131
L
10 Gateshead Thunder SL A 20 32 VIEW
30th Jun 1999 132
W
16 Halifax Blue sox SL H 46 10 VIEW
4th Jul 1999 133
L
10 London Broncos SL H 22 24 1 VIEW
10th Jul 1999 134
W
12 Sheffield Eagles SL A 21 16 VIEW
18th Jul 1999 135
W
12 Hull Sharks SL H 74 16 VIEW
23rd Jul 1999 136
W
12 Leeds Rhinos SL A 28 12 1 VIEW
30th Jul 1999 137
W
12 Huddersfield Giants SL H 64 16 VIEW
8th Aug 1999 138
W
12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 42 34 VIEW
15th Aug 1999 139
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL A 35 12 VIEW
22nd Aug 1999 140
W
12 Salford Reds SL A 23 10 VIEW
25th Aug 1999 141
W
12 Castleford Tigers SL H 42 14 VIEW
30th Aug 1999 142
L
12 Gateshead Thunder SL H 32 36 VIEW
5th Sep 1999 143
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL A 20 28 VIEW
10th Sep 1999 144
W
12 Bradford Bulls SL H 25 16 VIEW
17th Sep 1999 145
W
12 Leeds Rhinos SLQPO H 38 14 VIEW
26th Sep 1999 146
L
12 Bradford Bulls SLQF A 4 40 VIEW
3rd Oct 1999 147
W
12 Castleford Tigers SLEF H 36 6 VIEW
9th Oct 1999 148
W
12 Bradford Bulls SLGF N 8 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1999 --
L
10 Wigan Warriors * Fr A 16 30 VIEW
24th Jan 2000 149
L
10 Melbourne Storm WCC N 6 44 VIEW
28th Jan 2000 --
L
8 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants* Fr H 10 20 VIEW
13th Feb 2000 150
W
10 Swinton Lions SCCC4 A 36 22 VIEW
26th Feb 2000 151
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SCCC5 A 20 26 VIEW
3rd Mar 2000 152
L
10 Bradford Bulls SL H 10 32 VIEW
17th Mar 2000 153
W
10 Hull Sharks SL A 28 20 VIEW
2nd Apr 2000 154
W
10 Wakefield Trinity SL H 29 22 VIEW
21st Apr 2000 155
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL H 38 14 VIEW
24th Apr 2000 156
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL A 47 34 1 VIEW
1st May 2000 157
W
10 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL H 50 30 VIEW
7th May 2000 158
W
11 Castleford Tigers SL A 32 22 VIEW
12th May 2000 159
W
17 London Broncos SL A 26 20 VIEW
21st May 2000 160
W
10 Salford Reds SL H 46 22 VIEW
28th May 2000 161
W
10 Hull Sharks SL H 27 14 VIEW
2nd Jun 2000 162
L
10 Bradford Bulls SL A 16 17 VIEW
11th Jun 2000 163
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 30 22 VIEW
18th Jun 2000 164
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SL H 20 42 VIEW
23rd Jun 2000 165
W
10 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 28 24 VIEW
30th Jun 2000 166
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL H 50 20 VIEW
9th Jul 2000 167
W
10 Wigan Warriors SL A 30 28 VIEW
16th Jul 2000 168
W
10 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants SL A 40 24 VIEW
21st Jul 2000 169
W
10 Castleford Tigers SL H 42 18 VIEW
30th Jul 2000 170
W
10 Salford Reds SL A 58 4 VIEW
6th Aug 2000 171
W
17 London Broncos SL H 46 12 VIEW
27th Aug 2000 172
W
17 Salford Reds SL H 50 28 VIEW
1st Sep 2000 173
W
11 Leeds Rhinos SL A 35 20 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2000 174
W
17 London Broncos SL A 38 12 VIEW
15th Sep 2000 175
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL H 4 42 VIEW
29th Sep 2000 176
W
17 Wigan Warriors SLQF A 54 16 VIEW
14th Oct 2000 177
W
17 Wigan Warriors SLGF N 29 16 VIEW
26th Dec 2000 --
L
10 Wigan Warriors* Fr A 20 40 VIEW
5th Jan 2001 --
W
18 Salford City Reds* Fr H 46 20 VIEW
26th Jan 2001 178
W
10 Brisbane Broncos WCC N 20 18 VIEW
10th Feb 2001 179
W
10 Wigan Warriors SCCC4 H 22 8 VIEW
25th Feb 2001 180
W
17 Whitehaven SCCC5 A 34 22 VIEW
4th Mar 2001 181
L
10 Bradford Bulls SL A 24 31 VIEW
9th Mar 2001 182
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SCCC6 H 54 16 VIEW
16th Mar 2001 183
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SL H 44 22 VIEW
24th Mar 2001 184
W
10 London Broncos SL A 20 18 VIEW
31st Mar 2001 185
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SCCCSF N 27 22 VIEW
6th Apr 2001 186
W
10 Wakefield Trinity SL H 24 0 VIEW
13th Apr 2001 187
D
10 Wigan Warriors SL A 22 22 VIEW
16th Apr 2001 188
W
10 Hull FC SL H 38 34 VIEW
20th Apr 2001 189
L
10 Warrington Wolves SL A 22 56 VIEW
28th Apr 2001 190
W
10 Bradford Bulls SCCCF N 13 6 VIEW
4th May 2001 191
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SL A 16 74 VIEW
9th May 2001 192
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL H 36 16 1 VIEW
11th May 2001 193
W
10 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 32 26 VIEW
2nd Jun 2001 194
W
10 Bradford Bulls SL H 38 26 1 VIEW
8th Jun 2001 195
W
10 London Broncos SL H 22 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2001 196
W
10 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 36 26 VIEW
22nd Jun 2001 197
L
10 Wigan Warriors SL H 28 29 VIEW
30th Jun 2001 198
L
10 Hull FC SL A 28 34 VIEW
7th Jul 2001 199
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL H 70 16 VIEW
13th Jul 2001 200
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SL H 46 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2001 201
W
15 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 46 22 VIEW
29th Jul 2001 202
W
10 Salford City Reds SL A 56 18 VIEW
3rd Aug 2001 203
L
10 Castleford Tigers SL A 26 28 VIEW
10th Aug 2001 204
W
10 Wigan Warriors SL H 30 16 VIEW
17th Aug 2001 205
L
10 Bradford Bulls SL A 14 27 VIEW
26th Aug 2001 206
D
10 Warrington Wolves SL A 28 28 VIEW
31st Aug 2001 207
W
10 Castleford Tigers SL H 44 20 1 VIEW
7th Sep 2001 208
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SL H 18 23 VIEW
28th Mar 2002 209
L
8 London Broncos SL A 6 40 VIEW
6th Apr 2002 210
W
8 Leeds Rhinos SL H 30 26 VIEW
20th Apr 2002 211
L
8 Bradford Bulls SL A 22 54 VIEW
3rd May 2002 212
W
10 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 38 6 1 VIEW
7th May 2002 213
L
10 Castleford Tigers SL A 22 36 VIEW
19th May 2002 214
W
8 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 48 6 1 VIEW
24th May 2002 215
W
17 Widnes Vikings SL H 56 6 VIEW
1st Jun 2002 216
W
17 Salford Reds SL A 28 24 VIEW
7th Jun 2002 217
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SL A 41 14 VIEW
21st Jun 2002 218
W
10 Castleford Tigers SL H 26 16 VIEW
28th Jun 2002 219
W
10 Bradford Bulls SL H 34 26 VIEW
4th Jul 2002 220
W
10 Hull SL A 32 30 VIEW
19th Jul 2002 221
W
17 London Broncos SL H 22 14 VIEW
26th Jul 2002 222
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL A 21 18 VIEW
30th Jul 2002 223
L
10 Wigan Warriors SL A 8 22 VIEW
3rd Aug 2002 224
W
8 Warrington Wolves SL H 72 2 VIEW
9th Aug 2002 225
W
8 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 2 VIEW
16th Aug 2002 226
W
10 Bradford Bulls SL A 50 22 VIEW
23rd Aug 2002 227
W
8 Halifax Blue Sox SL H 64 0 1 VIEW
30th Aug 2002 228
W
8 Leeds Rhinos SL H 38 18 VIEW
8th Sep 2002 229
L
10 Wigan Warriors SL A 8 48 VIEW
13th Sep 2002 230
W
17 Hull SL H 64 10 VIEW
22nd Sep 2002 231
W
10 London Broncos SL A 18 16 VIEW
5th Oct 2002 232
L
10 Bradford Bulls SLQSF H 26 28 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 168 | LOSSES : 66 | DRAWS : 8

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