List of St Helens R.F.C. statistics and records

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The following is a list of St Helens R.F.C.'s honours and records, both personal of individuals and of the team as a whole, that have been set over the 137-year history of the club.

Team honours[edit]

Titles[edit]

Title Times Won Year
Championship (Including Super League) 13 times 1931–1932, 1952–1953, 1958–1959, 1965–1966, 1969–1970, 1970–1971, 1974–1975, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2014
Minor Premiers (Super League) 6 times 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Grand Finalists 3 times 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008
Challenge Cup 12 times 1955–1956, 1960–1961, 1965–1966, 1971–1972, 1975–1976, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
World Club Challenge 2 times 2001, 2007
Premiership 4 times 1975–1976, 1976–1977, 1984–1985, 1992–1993
Lancashire County Cup 11 times 1926–1927, 1953–1954, 1960–1961, 1961–1962, 1962–1963, 1963–1964, 1964–1965, 1967–1968, 1968–1969, 1984–1985, 1991–1992
Lancashire League 9 times 1929–30, 1931–32, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69
Regal Trophy 1 time 1987–88

Biggest win[edit]

Team Score Date
Carlisle 112–0 14 September 1986

Heaviest defeat[edit]

Team Score Date
Warrington 6–78 12 April 1909

Largest Attendance[edit]

Team Attendance Date
Wigan 35,695 26 December 1949

Record attendance in Super League era[edit]

Team Attendance Date
Warrington Wolves 18,098 26 August 1996

Player honours[edit]

Century of tries[edit]

Below is a list of players who have scored 100 or more tries for St Helens:

Name Tries
South Africa Tom van Vollenhoven 392
England Leslie Jones 282
England Alf Ellaby 280
Wales Stewart Llewellyn 239
Wales Roy Mathias 218
England Anthony Sullivan 213
England Alan Hunte 189
England Douglas Greenall 188
Wales Frank Wilson 176
England Alex Murphy 175
New Zealand Roy Hardgrave 173
Wales Keiron Cunningham 167
England Sean Long 155
England Paul Wellens 154
England William Benyon 154
England Neil Holding 145
England Paul Newlove 134
England Adrian Gardner 134
England Frank Carlton 129
Republic of Ireland Tommy Martyn 127
Republic of Ireland Jimmy Flanagan 125
England Chris Joynt 121
England Peter Glynn 118
South Africa Len Killeen 115
England Roy Haggerty 115
England William Briers 115
England Paul Sculthorpe 113
England Barry Ledger 112

All-Time Records[edit]

Below are the all-time scoring and in-game records achieved by St Helens

Tries in a game[edit]

Record & Player Against Date
6 by: Wales Steve Llewellyn (twice)

England Alf Ellaby

South Africa Tom van Vollenhoven (twice)

England Frank Myler

New Zealand Shane Cooper
Bramley 13 October 1906

Goals in a game[edit]

Record & Player Against Date
16 by England Paul Loughlin Carlisle 14 September 1986

Most points in a game[edit]

Record & Player Against Date
40 by England Paul Loughlin Carlisle 14 September 1986

Most tries in a season[edit]

Player Tries Year
South Africa Tom van Vollenhoven 62 1958–1959

Most goals in a season[edit]

Player Goals Year
Wales Kel Coslett 214 1971–1972

Most points in a season[edit]

Player Points Year
Wales Kel Coslett 452 1971–1972

Most career tries[edit]

Player Tries Years
South Africa Tom van Vollenhoven 392 1957–1968

Most career goals[edit]

Player Goals Years
Wales Kel Coslett 1,639 1961–1976

Most career points[edit]

Player Tries Years
Wales Kel Coslett 3,413 1961–1976

Most career appearances[edit]

Player Appearances Years
Wales Kel Coslett 531 (519 starts, 12 as a substitute) 1961–1976

List of coaches[edit]

Name Contract Started Contract Ended Notes
England Alf Frodsham 1945 1949 Sacked
England Peter Lyons 1949 1952 Sacked
England Jim Sullivan 1952 1959 Sacked
England Alan Prescott 1961 1962 Sacked
England Stan McCormick 1962 1963 Sacked
England Joe Coan 1963 1963 Sacked
England Cliff Evans 1964 1971 Sacked
England John Challinor 1971 1972 Sacked
England Eric Ashton 1973 1975 Sacked
England Kel Coslett 1975 1977 Resigned due to ill health
England William "Billy" Benyon 1977 1985 Contract expired
Australia Alex Murphy 1985 1989 Resigned
England Mike McClennan 1989 1989 Caretaker Role
Australia Eric Hughes 1989 1990 Sacked
England Shaun McRae 1996 1998 Contract expired, moved to Gateshead Thunder
England Ellery Hanley 1998 2000 Sacked
Australia Ian Millward 2000 2005 Sacked
Australia Daniel Anderson 2005 2008 Contract expired, moved to Parramatta Eels
Australia Mick Potter 2009 2010 Contract expired, moved to Bradford Bulls
Australia Royce Simmons 2011