St. John Ellis

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St. John Ellis
Personal information
Full name St. John Ellis
Nickname Singe
Born 3 October 1964
York, England
Died 31 December 2005(2005-12-31) (aged 41)
Castleford, England
Playing information
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–89 York
<1989–89 Featherstone
1989–94 Castleford 175 97 17 0 422
1995–96 Bradford Bulls
1995 South Queensland 8 1 13
1996 Halifax
Keighley
1998 Hunslet
1999 Doncaster
Total 183 98 30 0 422
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1991–94 Great Britain +3 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1999–2005 Doncaster

St. John Ellis (3 October 1964 — 31 December 2005 (aged 41)) was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s, and coach of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level York, Featherstone Rovers, Castleford Tigers, Bradford Bulls, South Queensland Crushers, Halifax, Keighley, Hunslet, and Doncaster, and coaching at club level for Doncaster Lakers. St. John Ellis was born in York, his forename was inspired after his mother saw news presenter Annie St John on television.[1] St. John Ellis worked as a plasterer during much of his rugby league career, he died of a heart attack following a pre-season training session for Doncaster in Castleford.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

St. John Ellis won caps for Great Britain while at Castleford in 1991 against France 2-matches (sub), and in 1994 against France (sub).[2]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

St. John Ellis played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Castleford's 11-8 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1990 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1990–91 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 23 September 1990.

Regal Trophy final appearances[edit]

St. John Ellis played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Castleford Tigers' 33-2 victory over Wigan in the Regal Trophy final durign the 1993–94 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1994.[3]

Career records[edit]

Castleford's most tries scored in a match record is 5-tries, and is jointly held by; Derek Foster against Hunslet on 10 November 1972, John Joyner against Millom on 16 September 1973, Stephen Fenton against Dewsbury on 27 January 1978, Ian French against Hunslet on 9 February 1986, and St. John Ellis against Whitehaven on 10 December 1989.[4] His 40 tries for Castleford in the 1993–94 season is also a club record for most tries scored in a single season.

Honoured at Castleford[edit]

St. John Ellis is a Tigers Hall Of Fame Inductee.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary in The Independent". independent.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wigan 2 - 33 Castleford". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Records - All Time - Match Records". castigers.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame at castigers.com". castigers. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009. [dead link]

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