Ossie Griffiths

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
12-01-1909
N/A
18-08-1934
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-08-1934 v Widnes
Halifax
1939- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1934-1935
79 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
0
0
18

Biography of Ossie Griffiths



HERITAGE NO : 421
Ossie Griffiths by Alex Service

In what was becoming a transitional period for the St.Helens club, the mid 1930s saw several stars sold to offset mounting debt and new faces come in. Amongst those was Ossie Griffiths, who added much-needed forward power and guile to a relatively inexperienced pack. The St.Helens Newspaper describes the signing thus: "On Tuesday evening the Committee came to terms with Oswald Thomas Griffiths, the Wigan loose forward. It is understood that the transfer was agreed upon between the St.Helens and Wigan clubs at the time that Ellaby was transferred to Wigan, but it was only on Tuesday evening that Griffiths actually signed. He is famed for his brilliant handling ability. He can handle as well as any threequarter and that is one of the prime reasons why he has gained the reputation he now possesses as a utility man. Those who saw Wigan triumph over Salford in the final of the Rugby League Championship will not readily forget the display which Griffiths gave that day. In his Rugby Union days, Griffiths and Lemon were colleagues."

One of the problems for Ossie was a regular position, but he was really a loose-forward. A former member of the Cwmavon junior club in his native Wales, he made a superb start to his career at St.Helens with 42 appearances in his first season at Knowsley Road. Yet he was never to sustain that particular level of success. Ossie joined Halifax on 30/11/1935, where he played 53 matches for the Thrum Hallers, before coming back to St.Helens on 01/02/1938. He played in 79 matches for the Saints overall in his two spells, scoring six tries.

Outside rugby Ossie was a General Labourer. By 1939, he had returned to South Wales and was living in Aqueduct Street, Port Talbot. Ossie died in Neath in December 1989, aged 80.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 3 0 0 42
1935~36 1 0 0 14
1937~38 0 0 0 1
1938~39 2 0 0 22
TOTALS:6 0 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
25th Aug 1934 1
L
3 Widnes L A 0 12 VIEW
1st Sep 1934 2
L
3 Widnes L H 5 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1934 3
W
13 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 24 18 VIEW
15th Sep 1934 4
L
13 Swinton L A 2 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1934 5
W
13 Hunslet L H 30 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1934 6
D
13 Liverpool Stanley LC2 H 9 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1934 7
D
13 Liverpool Stanley LC2(rep) A 3 3 VIEW
28th Sep 1934 8
L
13 Liverpool Stanley LC2(2nd rep) N 9 12 VIEW
29th Sep 1934 9
L
13 Halifax L A 13 21 1 VIEW
6th Oct 1934 10
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 7 2 VIEW
13th Oct 1934 11
L
13 Hunslet L A 0 15 VIEW
20th Oct 1934 12
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 15 VIEW
27th Oct 1934 13
L
13 Warrington L A 5 10 VIEW
3rd Nov 1934 14
W
13 Barrow L H 13 6 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1934 15
L
13 Broughton Rangers L A 2 31 VIEW
17th Nov 1934 16
L
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 6 8 VIEW
24th Nov 1934 17
W
13 Bradford Northern L H 23 8 VIEW
1st Dec 1934 18
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 19 VIEW
8th Dec 1934 19
W
13 Castleford L H 19 11 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1934 20
W
13 Swinton L H 7 0 VIEW
22nd Dec 1934 21
L
13 Barrow L A 5 7 VIEW
25th Dec 1934 22
W
13 St. Helens Recs L H 6 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1934 23
W
13 Wigan L H 5 3 VIEW
29th Dec 1934 24
W
13 Liverpool Stanley L A 4 3 VIEW
5th Jan 1935 25
L
13 Liverpool Stanley L H 5 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1935 26
L
13 Hull L A 7 17 VIEW
19th Jan 1935 27
L
13 Hull L H 2 5 VIEW
26th Jan 1935 28
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1935 29
D
13 Oldham L A 5 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1935 30
L
13 Oldham CC1 A 0 3 VIEW
16th Feb 1935 31
L
11 Halifax L H 3 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1935 32
W
11 Leigh L H 25 5 VIEW
2nd Mar 1935 33
L
11 Castleford L A 4 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1935 34
L
11 Warrington L H 2 14 VIEW
16th Mar 1935 35
L
11 Salford L H 8 26 VIEW
23rd Mar 1935 36
L
11 Salford L A 5 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1935 37
W
11 Leigh L A 8 7 VIEW
6th Apr 1935 38
W
11 Wakefield Trinity L H 6 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1935 39
D
11 Bradford Northern L A 5 5 VIEW
19th Apr 1935 40
L
11 Wigan L A 6 26 VIEW
23rd Apr 1935 41
W
11 Oldham L H 15 5 VIEW
1st May 1935 42
L
11 Broughton Rangers L H 2 8 VIEW
31st Aug 1935 43
L
13 Widnes L H 2 9 VIEW
11th Sep 1935 44
W
11 Streatham and Mitcham LC1 H 10 7 VIEW
21st Sep 1935 45
L
11 Acton and Willesden L H 2 5 VIEW
25th Sep 1935 46
D
11 St. Helens Recs LC2 H 2 2 VIEW
28th Sep 1935 47
L
11 Swinton L A 3 46 VIEW
30th Sep 1935 48
W
11 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) A 21 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1935 49
W
11 Swinton L H 11 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1935 50
W
11 Featherstone Rovers L H 14 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1935 51
L
11 Salford LCSF A 6 19 VIEW
23rd Oct 1935 52
W
11 Salford L H 9 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1935 53
L
11 Warrington L A 3 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1935 54
L
11 Barrow L H 2 8 VIEW
9th Nov 1935 55
L
12 Leigh L A 5 9 VIEW
16th Nov 1935 56
W
12 Bramley L H 31 3 VIEW
26th Feb 1938 57
L
11 Halifax L H 13 17 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938 58
L
12 Huddersfield L H 3 10 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1938 59
W
12 Liverpool Stanley L A 12 10 VIEW
17th Dec 1938 60
W
12 Broughton Rangers L H 22 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1938 61
W
12 Leigh L A 18 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1938 62
L
12 St. Helens Recs L H 4 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 63
L
12 Wigan L H 2 28 VIEW
31st Dec 1938 64
L
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 65
W
12 St. Helens Recs L A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939 66
L
12 Salford L A 0 37 VIEW
4th Feb 1939 67
L
12 Salford CC1 A 0 11 VIEW
11th Feb 1939 68
W
12 Barrow L H 17 2 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 69
L
12 Keighley L A 5 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1939 70
W
12 Bramley L H 13 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 71
L
12 York L A 0 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1939 72
L
12 Oldham L A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939 73
L
12 Halifax L A 5 20 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 74
L
13 Bramley L A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 75
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 76
L
12 Oldham L H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 77
L
12 Halifax L H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 78
W
12 Warrington L A 8 7 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 79
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 37 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 30 | LOSSES : 44 | DRAWS : 5

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