Frank Myler

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Frank Myler
Personal information
Born (1938-12-04) 4 December 1938 (age 78)
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1955–67 Widnes 369 144 7 0 14
1967–71 St. Helens 144 46 2 0 4
1971–7? Rochdale Hornets
Total 513 190 9 0 18
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–70 Great Britain 24 5 0 0 0
1962 England 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1975–78 Widnes
1980–87 Oldham 290 126 154 10 43
Total 290 126 154 10 43

Frank Myler (born 4 December 1938) is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He played centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth for Widnes and St. Helens, and also captained the Great Britain national team.

Myler played at centre in St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the 1968-69 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968.[1]

In the 1969–70 Northern Rugby Football League season's Championship Final Myler was awarded the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man-of-the-match in St. Helens 24-12 win against Leeds.

In 1970, he captained the Lions squad. Following a heavy defeat in the first Test the Lions under Myler did not lose another game on the whole tour. Myler was the last British captain to lift the Ashes trophy in Australia. He left the Saints in 1971 to take up the position of player coach with the Rochdale Hornets from May 1971 until October 1974. He succeeded Vince Karalius as Widnes coach in May 1975. In May 1978 Myler was succeeded as Widnes coach by Doug Laughton.[2]

Myler was one of the original thirteen former Widnes players inducted into the Widnes Hall of Fame in 1992.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Frank Myler played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Widnes' 13-5 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1964 Challenge Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1964, in front of a crowd of 84,488.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Frank Myler played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 30-2 victory over Oldham in the 1968 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Friday 25 October 1968, and played stand-off/five-eighth in the 4-7 defeat by Leigh in the 1970 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 November 1970.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968-1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Coaching Register - Since 1972". rugby.widnes.tv. Chris Lines. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Profile at saints.org.uk

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