Jack Waring

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John Waring
Personal information
Full name John Waring
Born 3 October 1919
Died 3 June 2004(2004-06-03) (aged 84)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Stand-off, Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939–46 St. Helens 91 39 0 0 117
≥1939–≤45 Dewsbury (guest)
1946–≥46 Belle Vue Rangers
1947–48/49 Featherstone Rovers 21 8 1 0 26
Oct 1948–Mar 49 Warrington 2 1 0 0 3
Total 114 48 1 0 146
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1940 England 1 1 0 0 3

John "Jack"/'Sogger' Waring (3 October 1919[1] — 3 June 2004 (aged 84)) birth registered in Prescot, was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Blackbrook ARLFC, St. Helens, Dewsbury (guest), Belle Vue Rangers, Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 278),[2] and Warrington as a wing, centre, stand-off/five-eighth, or scrum-half/halfback, i.e. 2 or 5, 3 or 4, 6, or 7.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jack Waring won a cap for England while at St. Helens, he played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a last-minute try in the 8-5 victory over Wales at the Watersheddings, Oldham on Saturday 9 November 1940, in front of a crowd of 5,000.[3]

Club career[edit]

Jack Waring made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Monday 22 November 1947,[4] he appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored. In addition, prior to the 1949–50 season, the archaic field-goal was also still a valid means of scoring points.

Genealogical information[edit]

Jack Waring's marriage to Eva (née Mawdsley) was registered during October→December 1945 in St. Helens district.[5] They had children; John Waring (birth registered during January→March 1946 (age 71–72) in St. Helens district), James Trevor Waring (birth registered during April→June 1947 (age 70–71) in St. Helens district), Freda M. Waring (birth registered during July→September 1948 (age 69–70) in St. Helens district), and Denise Waring (birth registered during January→March 1958 (age 59–60) in St. Helens district). Jack Waring was the younger brother of the rugby league footballer for St Helens Recs, Bill Waring (birth registered January→March 1915), and the older brother of the D-Day veteran, and rugby league footballer for St. Helens, and Warrington, Gerald "Ged" Waring [1] (birth registered July→September 1922), and the rugby league footballer for St. Helens, Tom Waring [2] (birth registered October→December 1927).


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Ron (1956). The Official History Of Featherstone Rovers R.L.F.C.. Wakefield Express. ASIN: B00O1TLDPC
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952
  5. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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