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Malcolm Smith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-10-1958
N/A
27-07-1977
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-09-1978 v Huddersfield
Leeds
1979- Wigan
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1978-1979
14 (7)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY


Malcolm Smith by SHS

Local lad Malcolm came on from the bench for his Saints debut against Huddersfield on 3 March 1978 in what was a time of change at Knowsley Road, with the great Dad’s Army team of the 1970s beginning to break up. The forward pack for this match started as follows: Dave Chisnall, Tony Karalius, Mike Hope, Keiron Pickavance, Graham Liptrot and Harry Pinner. Malcolm was on the bench with Mike Nolan. Saints won this game at Fartown by 11-18, with full-back Geoff Pimblett scoring a try and booting over 2 goals.

Malcolm was also on the bench for the game against Australia on 12 November and was a member of the team that beat Wigan 18-11 at Knowsley Road on Boxing Day in 1978. He was essentially a hooker but could fill in at loose forward and gave the coach options when he came on from the bench. His last three games for the Saints took place in five days at the end of the 1978-79 campaign. On 10th May, the team lost 8-15 at Widnes, followed by a 26-4 success against Salford on 13th two days later. Smith scored a try from hooker in each of these games. On 15th May, the season came to an end for the Saints with a 10-21 reversal in the first round of the Premiership against Leeds at Headingley.

Malcolm later crossed the Rubicon to our rivals Wigan, where he made 34 appearances from October 1979 to 1981. His Wigan Heritage Number in 757. The Riversiders were rebuilding themselves and Malcolm once again proved himself to be a useful squad member.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1978~792 0 0 16
1979~80 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:2 0 0 17
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1979~800002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Sep 1978
W
15 Huddersfield L 1978~79 A 18 11 VIEW
10th Sep 1978
W
15 Wakefield Trinity L 1978~79 H 20 15 VIEW
12th Sep 1978
W
15 Warrington FTP 1978~79 H 13 9 VIEW
17th Sep 1978
D
15 Barrow L 1978~79 A 16 16 VIEW
7th Nov 1978
W
15 Castleford FT2 1978~79 H 47 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1978
L
15 Australia Tour 1978~79 H 4 26 VIEW
28th Nov 1978
W
15 Hull FTSF 1978~79 A 13 5 Y VIEW
2nd Dec 1978
L
15 Widnes JP2 1978~79 A 10 11 Y VIEW
10th Dec 1978
W
9 Salford L 1978~79 A 16 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1978
W
15 Wigan L 1978~79 H 18 11 VIEW
13th Jan 1979
L
9 Leeds L 1978~79 A 11 26 VIEW
7th Mar 1979
W
9 Warrington L 1978~79 A 15 8 VIEW
2nd May 1979
L
9 Leigh L 1978~79 A 2 5 VIEW
10th May 1979
L
9 Widnes L 1978~79 A 8 15 1 VIEW
13th May 1979
W
9 Salford L 1978~79 H 26 4 1 VIEW
15th May 1979
L
9 Leeds PT1 1978~79 A 10 21 VIEW
5th Aug 1979
W
9 Pilkington Recs* Fr Testimonial 1979~80 H 40 14 VIEW
12th Aug 1979
W
9 Oldham* Fr Charity 1979~80 A 27 20 VIEW
19th Aug 1979
L
15 Widnes LC1 1979~80 H 16 28 Y VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 11 | LOSSES : 7 | DRAWS : 1





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