St. John Ellis

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St. John Ellis
St. John Ellis - Castleford.jpeg
Personal information
Full nameSt. John Ellis
Born3 October 1964
York, England
Died31 December 2005(2005-12-31) (aged 41)
Castleford, England
Playing information
PositionFullback, Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–89 York
1989–94 Castleford 175 97 17 0 422
1995–96 Bradford Bulls
1995 South Queensland Crushers 8 1 13
1996 Halifax
Keighley Cougars
1998 Hunslet Hawks
1999–02 Doncaster Dragons 17 3 5 0 22
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%
1999–05 Doncaster Dragons
Source: [1][2][3]

St. John Ellis (3 October 1964 – 31 December 2005), also known by the nickname of "Singe", was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980, 1990s and 2000s, and coached in the 1990s and 2000s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for York, the Castleford Tigers (Heritage №), the Bradford Bulls (Heritage №), the South Queensland Crushers (Heritage № 2), Halifax (Heritage № 1088), the Keighley Cougars, Hunslet and the Doncaster Dragons (Heritage № 797),[1][2][4] as a fullback, wing or centre, and coached at club level for Doncaster Dragons.

Background[edit]

St. John Ellis was born in York, his forename was inspired after his mother saw the news presenter Annie St John on television.[5] St. John Ellis worked as a plasterer during much of his rugby league career, following a pre-season training session for Doncaster Dragons, he died in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England.[6]

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]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

St. John Ellis played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Castleford's 12-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1992 Challenge Cup Final during the 1991–92 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1992, in front of a crowd of 77,386.[7]

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 County 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 1993–94 Regal Trophy Final during the 1993–94 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1994.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Statistics at donsstats.co.uk". donsstats.co.uk. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "St John Ellis : Longest-serving rugby league coach". The Independent. 4 January 2006. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Rugby ace dies at 41". York Press. 3 January 2006. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  7. ^ "2nd May 1992: Wigan 28 Castleford 12 (Challenge Cup Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Wigan 2 - 33 Castleford". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Records - All Time - Match Records". castigers.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Hall of Fame at castigers.com". castigers. 31 December 2008. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009.

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