Jack Waring

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
03-10-1919
N/A
01-02-1939
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-02-1939 v Barrow
York
1946- Belle Vue Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1938-1945
68 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
34
0
0
102

Biography of Jack Waring



HERITAGE NO : 497
Jack Waring by Dave Dooley:

Jack Waring, was a very skilful player for the club playing over 60 matches mostly as a centre. He made his debut for Saints on the 11th. February 1939 against Barrow. Signed from Blackbrook amateurs, in 68 matches for the Saints Jack scored 39 tries for a total points aggregate of 117 points. He scored his first try for the Saints against Rochdale Hornets on April 10th 1939. The following season he was our top try scorer with 19 tries from 28 games. During the war he played stand off for the England RU team against New Zealand and South Africa. He also guested for Eddie Warings Dewsbury RL team as they were paying four times the Saints wages at the time! Jack also played for the England RL team whilst at Knowsley Road.

Jack Waring Obituary by Denis Whittle (3rd June 2004)

A former Rugby League player who rocketed to international status after just one season with Saints has died at the age of 84. Jack Sogger Waring of O'Sullivan Crescent, Blackbrook died in Whiston Hospital following a short illness. A widower, he leaves four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grand-child. A member of a family of 11 raised in Doulton Street, just a drop-kick from Saints ground, Jack was one of four brothers to play professional rugby, the others being Tommy (Saints), Gerald (Warrington) and Bill (St.Helens Recs).

Jack cut his oval ball teeth at St.Teresas school before figuring as an amateur with Thatto Heath and Star Rovers. He scored a hat-trick on his debut for Saints A Team in 1938 and then became a regular First Teamer.

Pre-war days at Knowsley Road found Waring sharing dressing room pegs with household names such as Frank Tracey, Jack Bradbury and George Porky Davies. The highlight of Jack's career came at Watersheddings, Oldham in 1940 when he appeared for England against Wales, the 21 year old scoring a last-minute try to earn his country an 8-5 victory.

Pathe News featured the crucial touchdown at local cinemas and the Waring family has made many attempts to obtain the nostalgia-soaked footage. Another abiding memory of the game was that it was interrupted by an air-raid warning for fully eight minutes!

By now Jack had been summoned for duty in the Royal Artillery, but he still managed to guest for Dewsbury, managed by his namesake Eddie Waring, who later went on to TV fame as a commentator on the game.

Like so many of his generation, Jack found his rugby career curtailed by the war and a serious knee injury although he played in Services Rugby Union matches against Australia, New Zealand and south Africa.

Following demob, Jack played for Belle Vue Rangers, Featherstone and Warrington, where he was in the same side as his brother Gerald (a D-Day veteran) and it was at Wilderspool Stadium that he finally hung up his boots as A Team Coach in 1951.

Many rugby league personalities of an earlier era were present at his funeral, held at St.Paul`s Church, Blackbrook in June 2004. The skilled Labourer was 84 when he died.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1938~39 2 0 0 13
1939~40 19 0 0 28
1940~41 9 0 0 13
1941~42 3 0 0 5
1945~46 1 0 0 9
TOTALS:34 0 0 68
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 1002
1944~45 1001
TOTALS:2003

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
11th Feb 1939 1
W
4 Barrow L H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 2
L
4 Keighley L A 5 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1939 3
W
4 Bramley L H 13 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 4
L
4 York L A 0 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1939 5
L
3 Oldham L A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939 6
L
3 Halifax L A 5 20 VIEW
7th Apr 1939 7
L
3 Wigan L A 2 6 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 8
L
3 Bramley L A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 9
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 8 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 10
L
3 Oldham L H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 11
L
3 Halifax L H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 12
W
3 Warrington L A 8 7 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 13
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L H 37 10 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 14
W
3 Leigh L A 23 3 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 15
W
3 Swinton L H 13 0 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 16
L
3 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 17
W
3 Rochdale Hornets WEL H 28 9 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 18
W
3 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 19
W
3 Warrington WEL H 13 9 1 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 20
L
3 Swinton WEL A 2 41 VIEW
28th Oct 1939 21
W
3 Swinton WEL H 15 7 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1939 22
W
3 Broughton Rangers WEL H 28 10 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 23
L
3 Salford WEL H 10 15 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 24
L
3 Oldham WEL A 3 7 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 25
W
3 Barrow WEL H 23 3 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 26
L
6 Salford WEL A 5 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1939 27
W
6 Broughton Rangers WEL H 27 9 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 28
L
6 Warrington WEL A 6 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 29
D
4 Widnes WEL A 6 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 30
L
4 Wigan WEL H 9 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 31
W
4 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 18 8 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 32
W
3 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) H 26 7 3 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 33
L
3 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) A 3 10 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 34
L
3 Wigan LC2 (1) A 0 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 35
L
3 Rochdale Hornets WEL A 10 12 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 36
W
4 Wigan LC2 (2) H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 37
W
3 Widnes LCSF (1) H 7 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 38
L
4 Barrow WEL A 15 17 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 39
W
3 Leigh WEL A 16 5 1 VIEW
4th May 1940 40
W
3 Oldham WEL H 12 5 VIEW
18th May 1940 41
L
3 Widnes WEL H 11 20 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1940 42
W
3 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 32 15 VIEW
21st Sep 1940 43
W
3 Swinton WEL H 41 0 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1940 44
W
3 Oldham WEL A 16 5 VIEW
5th Oct 1940 45
W
3 Leigh WEL H 44 8 2 VIEW
12th Oct 1940 46
W
3 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 26 11 VIEW
19th Oct 1940 47
W
3 Salford WEL H 6 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1940 48
L
3 Salford WEL A 13 15 1 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 49
L
3 Warrington WEL H 0 13 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 50
D
3 Wigan WEL A 5 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1940 51
W
4 Broughton Rangers WEL H 23 3 2 VIEW
30th Nov 1940 52
W
4 Leigh WEL H 50 0 1 VIEW
14th Dec 1940 53
W
3 Oldham WEL H 19 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1940 --
W
4 Leigh * Fr H 37 18 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 --
W
4 Dewsbury * Fr A 21 11 VIEW
19th Apr 1941 54
L
4 Castleford CC2 A 13 21 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1941 55
W
4 Hull WEL H 11 10 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1941 56
W
4 Keighley WEL H 17 11 1 VIEW
29th Nov 1941 57
L
4 Castleford WEL A 5 12 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942 58
L
3 Wigan WEL H 0 18 VIEW
11th Apr 1942 59
W
7 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) A 21 11 1 VIEW
28th Apr 1945 --
W
3 Wigan * Fr H 13 6 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1945 60
L
2 Dewsbury L A 0 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1945 61
L
2 Hunslet L A 5 38 VIEW
8th Dec 1945 62
W
3 York L H 22 7 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945 63
L
4 Workington Town L H 5 20 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1945 64
L
3 Wigan L H 3 38 VIEW
9th Mar 1946 65
W
4 Halifax L H 13 0 VIEW
23rd Mar 1946 66
L
3 Halifax L A 11 21 VIEW
30th Mar 1946 67
L
4 Barrow L H 22 30 VIEW
6th Apr 1946 68
L
4 York L A 14 33 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 37 | LOSSES : 32 | DRAWS : 2

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