Peter Corns played his only game for the first team in the home defeat to Rochdale Hornets by 10 points to 0. Peter was 32 years old on debut. He played as loose forward in this match. He started his working life as a Colliery Labourer. A former member of the Royal Artillery in the Great War, in 1939, he was living In York Street, St Helens and working as a Cinema Manager. Peter died in his hometown in March 1956, aged 68.
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Before joining Saints, Peter Corns played for the emerging St Helens Recreation team, who had just achieved full league status at the end of the First World War. Peter had turned out for the Recs before they had joined the professional ranks and played several matches in the back row during the club’s inaugural season in the Northern Rugby Football League. Making his debut against Widnes on Boxing Day 1919, Peter played 5 times for the Recs, scoring just one try. A mobile, hard-tackling forward, he passed away in 1956, aged 68.
His son, Les, carried on the same tradition by turning out for the amateur version of the same team, Pilkington Recs, that emerged in the late 1940s and still remains to this day, although no longer at City Road. Les also chronicled the history of the club before he died in 1988.
Peter’s grandson, Les, was only too pleased to receive his Heritage Certificate when we visited his motorcycle shop in Dunriding Lane.
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|5th Feb 1921||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
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