Duggie Laughton

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
13-05-1944
N/A
Date unknown.
St.Patricks Widnes
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-11-1963 v Featherstone Rovers
Wigan
1966- Wigan
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1963-1965
78 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
0
0
42

Biography of Duggie Laughton



HERITAGE NO : 810
Doug Laughton by Alex Service

A classy loose forward, Doug Laughton began his career with the Saints in the early 1960s after he was turned down by his home-town club Widnes. He became one of the game's all-time great players for club and country and also found fame as a leading coach. Making his debut in the league match against Featherstone Rovers on 16th November 1963, Saints drew 11-11 with their Yorkshire opponents, with a disappointing crowd of 4,454 at Knowsley Road. Seen as the ideal replacement for the out-going Bill Major, Doug soon showed the power and ball-handling ability that was soon to bring him county honours with the Saints. He won a Western Division Championship medal at the end of his first season, together with a Lancashire Cup winner's medal in 1964-65, although the team were defeated by Halifax in the Championship final at the end of the campaign.

Doug played part of the way through the famous Four Cups season in 1966 before joining deadly rivals Wigan for the following campaign. He became captain of the Central Park club and his career blossomed in terms of international recognition, with Doug taking part in Great Britain's Ashes success in Australia in 1970, when he was the fulcrum of a superb pack of forwards.

He went on to join Widnes for £6,000 in 1972 and won every club honour with the Chemics. A closed season stint with the Canterbury Bulldogs followed in 1974, when he declined to go on the Australian Tour with Great Britain, but he was back in 1979 as captain for the Lions Down Under. Saints fans will remember him on the losing side as skipper of Widnes in the Dad's Army final of 1976, but he was still a fantastic footballer, earning the coveted man of Steel award in 1979.

Doug turned his hand to coaching and was equally successful, more so with Widnes that Leeds, however, where he struggled to revive the Sleeping Giant of Yorkshire. Yet here is a man who has done virtually everything in the game and more often than not has done it very well indeed. Been there, done that and certainly got the T shirt, you may say. Perhaps it is just a pity that his initial stay with St.Helens was relatively brief!



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1963~644 0 0 23
1964~65 5 0 0 34
1965~66 5 0 0 21
TOTALS:14 0 0 78
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1963~640001
1964~651002
1965~66 0001
TOTALS:1004

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
17th Aug 1963 --
W
13 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1963 1
D
13 Featherstone Rovers L H 11 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1964 2
L
13 Swinton L H 6 8 VIEW
4th Jan 1964 3
W
13 Salford WDC A 15 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1964 4
L
13 Hunslet L H 10 12 VIEW
15th Feb 1964 5
W
13 Barrow WDC A 14 10 VIEW
22nd Feb 1964 6
L
13 Leeds L H 6 14 VIEW
29th Feb 1964 7
W
13 Warrington L A 17 10 VIEW
7th Mar 1964 8
W
13 Huddersfield L A 16 11 VIEW
14th Mar 1964 9
W
13 Workington Town L H 14 8 VIEW
21st Mar 1964 10
W
13 Whitehaven WDC H 50 7 VIEW
27th Mar 1964 11
W
13 Wigan L H 11 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1964 12
W
13 Swinton L A 10 7 VIEW
4th Apr 1964 13
L
13 Widnes L H 6 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1964 14
L
13 Featherstone Rovers L A 12 19 VIEW
11th Apr 1964 15
W
13 Wakefield Trinity L H 24 10 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1964 16
W
13 Whitehaven WDC A 3 0 VIEW
18th Apr 1964 17
W
13 Liverpool City WDC A 32 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1964 18
W
13 Wigan L A 22 13 VIEW
25th Apr 1964 19
W
13 Widnes L A 19 8 1 VIEW
1st May 1964 20
W
13 Oldham WDCSF H 22 11 1 VIEW
6th May 1964 21
W
13 Hull L A 17 9 1 VIEW
16th May 1964 22
W
13 Swinton WDCF N 10 7 VIEW
27th May 1964 23
L
13 Castleford L A 10 11 VIEW
14th Aug 1964 --
W
13 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup H 22 2 VIEW
22nd Aug 1964 24
W
13 Leigh L A 19 6 VIEW
24th Aug 1964 25
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 28 4 VIEW
29th Aug 1964 26
W
13 Widnes L H 29 6 VIEW
31st Aug 1964 27
W
13 Whitehaven L A 15 5 VIEW
14th Sep 1964 28
W
13 Barrow LC2 A 22 11 VIEW
19th Sep 1964 29
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 17 6 VIEW
29th Sep 1964 30
W
13 Warrington LCSF A 10 8 VIEW
3rd Oct 1964 31
W
13 Workington Town L H 32 6 VIEW
10th Oct 1964 32
W
13 Blackpool Borough L A 31 9 VIEW
17th Oct 1964 --NPS
W
15 Featherstone Rovers L H 25 12 VIEW
24th Oct 1964 33
W
13 Swinton LCF N 12 4 VIEW
31st Oct 1964 34
W
13 Oldham L H 22 6 1 VIEW
7th Nov 1964 35
W
13 Warrington L H 26 10 VIEW
14th Nov 1964 36
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 25 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1964 37
W
13 Barrow L H 37 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1964 --NPS
W
15 Leigh L H 10 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1965 38
W
13 Swinton L A 11 5 VIEW
9th Jan 1965 39
W
13 Liverpool City L H 23 3 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1965 40
L
13 Warrington L A 4 6 VIEW
23rd Jan 1965 41
W
13 Whitehaven L H 16 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1965 --
W
13 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl H 19 2 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1965 42
W
13 Castleford CC1 H 22 9 VIEW
13th Feb 1965 43
L
13 Workington Town L A 3 4 VIEW
16th Feb 1965 44
W
13 Salford L H 12 6 VIEW
20th Feb 1965 45
W
13 Huddersfield L H 28 6 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1965 46
L
13 Wigan CC2 A 2 7 VIEW
23rd Mar 1965 47
L
13 Wigan L H 6 10 VIEW
27th Mar 1965 48
L
13 Salford L A 8 11 VIEW
30th Mar 1965 49
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 8 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1965 --NPS
W
15 Barrow L A 21 14 VIEW
9th Apr 1965 50
W
13 Liverpool City L A 11 0 VIEW
16th Apr 1965 51
W
13 Wigan L A 16 8 VIEW
17th Apr 1965 52
W
13 Widnes L A 14 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1965 53
W
13 Swinton L H 16 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1965 54
W
13 Huddersfield L A 20 6 VIEW
24th Apr 1965 55
W
13 Barrow Ch1 H 23 7 VIEW
15th May 1965 56
W
13 Wakefield Trinity ChSF H 10 5 VIEW
22nd May 1965 57
L
13 Halifax ChF N 7 15 VIEW
14th Aug 1965 --
L
13 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup A 9 11 VIEW
20th Aug 1965 58
W
13 Halifax L H 15 4 VIEW
24th Aug 1965 59
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 17 9 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1965 60
L
13 Swinton LC1 H 7 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1965 61
W
13 New Zealand Tour H 28 7 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1965 62
W
13 Castleford L H 21 6 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1965 63
W
13 Widnes L A 9 4 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1965 64
W
13 Leigh FT1 H 25 19 VIEW
9th Oct 1965 65
W
13 Barrow L H 18 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1965 66
W
13 Workington Town L H 43 4 VIEW
30th Oct 1965 67
W
13 Barrow L A 15 10 1 VIEW
9th Nov 1965 68
W
13 Huddersfield L H 11 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1965 69
W
13 Workington Town L A 7 3 VIEW
16th Nov 1965 70
W
13 Leeds FT2 H 21 9 VIEW
19th Nov 1965 71
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 19 7 VIEW
27th Nov 1965 72
D
13 Wakefield Trinity L H 9 9 VIEW
4th Dec 1965 73
W
13 Whitehaven L A 4 2 VIEW
7th Dec 1965 74
W
13 Swinton FTSF H 9 5 VIEW
14th Dec 1965 75
L
13 Castleford FTF H 0 4 VIEW
17th Dec 1965 76
W
13 Blackpool Borough L H 21 9 VIEW
19th Mar 1966 --NPS
W
15 Swinton CC2 H 16 4 VIEW
23rd Mar 1966 77
W
13 Leigh L A 6 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1966 78
L
13 Wigan L A 8 17 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 68 | LOSSES : 16 | DRAWS : 2

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