League
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Dennis Lyon

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
02-09-1948
N/A
12-03-1966
St Helens B
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-04-1972 v Batley
Whitehaven
1973- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1971-1973
5 (2)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
1
0
2

BIOGRAPHY


Dennis Lyon by Adrian Lawrenson

A forceful back rower and related to the great Alex Murphy, Dennis was signed from the St Helens ‘B’ team on 12 March 1966, where he played five games for the seniors, kicking one goal and left the club in 1973 to go to Warrington. Dennis made his first team debut in what was almost exclusively a reserve team in the win at Batley on 16th April 1972, three days before Saints won through to Wembley by beating Warrington in the semi-final replay. His last match was in an injury-ravaged Saints team on 16 December 1973 in the 28-2 victory over Whitehaven in the John Player Trophy.

Whet mere statistics do not relate is the value of a salt of the earth player who was an A team stalwart for seven years and content to play at that level that suited him. How many young players, I wonder, who made their first faltering steps in the Saints A team were guided by Dennis with his considerable experience of professional rugby league?

Perhaps with the long-overdue return of reserve grade rugby league in 2020, more players like Dennis will have a valuable role to play in the development of our sport at top level.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1971~72 0 1 0 1
1972~73 0 0 0 3
1973~74 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:0 1 0 6
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Apr 1972
W
13 Batley L 1971~72 A 14 7 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1972
W
11 Leigh L 1972~73 H 9 2 VIEW
17th Sep 1972
L
15 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 A 14 19 Y VIEW
27th Oct 1972
W
15 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 H 33 8 VIEW
4th Dec 1973
L
11 Bramley FTSF 1973~74 A 12 13 VIEW
16th Dec 1973
W
15 Whitehaven JP2 1973~74 H 28 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 4 | LOSSES : 2 | DRAWS :





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