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Kevin Wellens

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
09-08-1961
N/A
07-03-1981
Pilkington Recs ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-03-1983 v Hull
Hull
1985-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1982-1985
26 (8)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY


Kevin was a solid full back who made the best possible start to his career at the Saints. he scored a try in his first two matches in the first team. He played at a time when Saints were very much in a transitional period in the early 1980s alongside a very young local squad of players. Kevin also had the bonus of touring New Zealand with the Saints at the end of the very successful 1984 to 1985 season.

Dave Dooley

Kevin Wellens an appreciation by Adrian Lawrenson

The original Wellens [Paul’s elder brother] was also a full-back and not a bad one either. Of course, carving out a career at a club like St Helens involves having a certain amount of skill but it encompasses good timing and luck too.

Kevin’s problem was that Phil Veivers was in his first season of a long career at Saints and was idolised by the Saints’ faithful. As a young player himself, Kevin seemingly had limited opportunities in the short or long term.

Signed from Pilks Recs on 7 March 1981, Kevin made his debut for the club in the 24-13 defeat at Hull on 20 March 1983 and went on to make 26 appearances, 8 from the bench, scoring 2 tries for the club in the process. His last game coincidentally was also against Hull at Knowsley Road on 29 September 1985 when an under-strength Saints’ side lost 22-35.

Perhaps one of the highlights of his time at the club included the tour of New Zealand in 1985. His most memorable match for Saints was at Thrum Hall, Halifax, on 17 March 1985 in a 19-19 draw. A weakened Saints’ side played against a home team crammed with Australian players. Saints, who gave on-loan hooker Gary Ainsworth his debut that day, were bolstered by a Mal Meninga masterclass to bring home a hard-earned point that perhaps they had no real right to expect.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~832 0 0 9
1983~84 0 0 0 7
1984~85 0 0 0 12
1985~860 0 0 1
TOTALS:2 0 0 29
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1982~830001
1983~84 0002
1984~852003
1985~86 0001
TOTALS:2007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Mar 1983
L
1 Hull L 1982~83 A 13 24 1 VIEW
27th Mar 1983
W
1 Carlisle L 1982~83 A 40 16 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1983
W
1 Halifax L 1982~83 H 22 0 VIEW
1st Apr 1983
L
1 Wigan L 1982~83 A 6 13 VIEW
4th Apr 1983
L
1 Widnes L 1982~83 H 9 11 VIEW
10th Apr 1983
W
1 Halifax L 1982~83 A 23 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1983
L
1 Bradford Northern L 1982~83 A 6 13 VIEW
17th Apr 1983
W
1 Carlisle L 1982~83 H 39 7 VIEW
24th Apr 1983
L
1 Widnes PT1 1982~83 H 7 11 VIEW
22nd May 1983
D
16 Warrington* Fr Testimonial 1982~83 A 16 16 VIEW
7th Aug 1983
W
18 Huyton* Fr Charity 1983~84 H 48 14 VIEW
10th Aug 1983
W
15 Widnes * Fr Testimonial 1983~84 H 44 20 VIEW
11th Sep 1983
L
15 Castleford L 1983~84 H 10 22 Y VIEW
4th Dec 1983
L
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1983~84 A 7 32 VIEW
20th Dec 1983
W
15 Salford L 1983~84 A 18 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1984
L
14 Widnes L 1983~84 H 12 20 VIEW
8th Jan 1984
L
14 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 A 22 31 VIEW
11th Jan 1984
L
14 Hull L 1983~84 A 24 30 VIEW
19th Feb 1984
L
15 Leeds L 1983~84 A 7 18 VIEW
1st Jan 1985
W
1 Widnes L 1984~85 A 8 6 VIEW
3rd Feb 1985
W
1 Leigh L 1984~85 H 56 16 VIEW
21st Feb 1985
L
14 Hull Kingston Rovers CC1 1984~85 H 3 8 VIEW
27th Feb 1985
L
1 Hull L 1984~85 A 24 46 VIEW
3rd Mar 1985
W
1 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 A 14 13 VIEW
8th Mar 1985
L
1 Oldham L 1984~85 A 18 20 VIEW
10th Mar 1985
W
14 Workington Town L 1984~85 H 62 0 VIEW
17th Mar 1985
D
1 Halifax L 1984~85 A 19 19 VIEW
22nd Mar 1985
W
1 Hull L 1984~85 H 47 18 VIEW
31st Mar 1985
W
1 Warrington L 1984~85 H 30 28 VIEW
5th Apr 1985
W
14 Wigan L 1984~85 A 30 19 VIEW
19th Apr 1985
W
1 Workington Town L 1984~85 A 42 13 VIEW
29th May 1985
L
1 Waikato* Fr Tour 1984~85 H 24 34 2 VIEW
2nd Jun 1985
L
15 Manukau * Fr Tour 1984~85 A 10 26 VIEW
3rd Jun 1985
W
1 Northland * Fr Tour 1984~85 W 42 12 VIEW
25th Aug 1985
D
1 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup 1985~86 A 18 18 VIEW
29th Sep 1985
L
15 Hull L 1985~86 H 22 35 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 16 | LOSSES : 17 | DRAWS : 3

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