Steve Llewellyn

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Steve Llewellyn
Personal information
Full name Stewart Marshall Llewellyn
Born (1924-01-24)24 January 1924
Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
Died 10 December 2002(2002-12-10) (aged 78)
St Helens, Merseyside, England
Playing information
Rugby union

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–48 Abertillery
Rugby league
Position Wing

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1948–58 St. Helens 287 239 0 0 717
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1948–53 Wales 4 0 0 0 0

Stewart Marshall "Steve" Llewellyn (29 February 1924 – 10 December 2002) was a Welsh professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 1950s.[1] A Wales national representative wing, he played his club rugby for english club, St. Helens. With Saints he won two Challenge Cup titles and a Championship, later being inducted into the clubs Hall of Fame.

LLewellyn was born in Abertyleri, Blaenau Gwent on 29 February 1924. He joined the Welsh Guards in 1943 and served in Italy during the Second World War. Having been playing rugby union for his hometown of Abertillery since 1945, LLewellyn signed with English rugby league club St Helens in January 1948.

During the 1952–53 Northern Rugby Football League season Llewellyn played right wing, i.e. number 2, in St. Helens' 5-22 defeat by Leigh in the 1952 Lancashire Cup Final at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 November 1952. During the 1952–53 Northern Rugby Football League season Llewellyn played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored a try in St. Helens' 10-15 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1953 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 25 April 1953.[2] During the 1953–54 Northern Rugby Football League season, he played right wing in the 16-8 victory over Wigan in the 1953 Lancashire Cup Final at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 24 October 1953. LLewellyn equalled the St. Helens' club record for most tries in a match twice by scoring six against Castleford on 3 March 1956, and again against Liverpool City on 20 August 1956. During the 1956–57 Northern Rugby Football League season, he and played right wing in the 3-10 defeat by Oldham in the 1956 Lancashire Cup Final at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 20 October 1956.

Llewellyn was one of less than twenty Welshmen to have scored more than 200-tries in their rugby league career.[3] Only three players (Tom van Vollenhoven, Les Jones, and Alf Ellaby) have scored more than his 240 tries for the St Helens club. In retirement, he stayed in St. Helen's, working as an English language, and PE teacher, and later became deputy head at two local secondary schools. Llewellyn died in St Helens, Merseyside, in 2002.

References

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org (RL)". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953).
  3. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North – Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6

External links

  • Profile at saints.org.uk
  • Obituary: Steve Llewellyn, by Dave Hadfield - The Independent (London), Dec 23, 2002
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Saints slaughter Kangaroos
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