Len McIntyre

Profile

product of Wigan junior Rugby, Len McIntyre joined St Helens and after just a few senior appearances with the Saints, he picked up a Challenge Cup winners medal in the 1956 final victory over Halifax. He then joined Barrow for whom he scored 21 tries in season, 1958-59, which is still a record for a hooker.

Len joined Oldham at the end of the Jack Keith era and for a time he adapted to the role of loose forward, but when Keith went to Halifax, “Mac” became the regular Oldham hooker. As well as being a reliable possession winner, he was also a handful in the loose and very dangerous close to the opposition’s try line. In the 1963-64 season his consistent displays earned him a Great Britain call up for the second test against the Australians at Swinton. The Kangaroos handed out a fifty point thrashing that day, but on the domestic scene, Len was to play a vital part in the Challenge Cup run early the following year. In the second round tie against Featherstone, he plunged through the smallest of gaps from acting half back, to score the only Oldham try and clinch a 9 – 7 win. Then in a never to be forgotten moment of drama in the final minute of the semi final against Hull K.R. at Headingley, he popped over a mighty drop goal to level the scores at 5 – 5. This was in the time of unlimited possession when drop goals had almost become extinct.

The only goal McIntyre ever kicked for Oldham, it sent the Oldham fans wild with delight and ensured another bite at the Wembley cherry.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Whitehaven v Oldham Away February 28, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 8, 1959 Law Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home August 15, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home August 25, 1959 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 29, 1959 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 12, 1959 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 26, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home October 3, 1959 Tour Match
Barrow v Oldham Away October 10, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home October 17, 1959 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 24, 1959 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 7, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home November 14, 1959 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 21, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 28, 1959 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away December 5, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home December 19, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home December 28, 1959 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away January 2, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home January 9, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 16, 1960 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away January 23, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 13, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away February 20, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Walney Central Home February 27, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home March 12, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home March 19, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 26, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home April 2, 1960 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Neutral April 9, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 15, 1960 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away April 16, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 18, 1960 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 23, 1960 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 30, 1960 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 6, 1960 Law Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home August 13, 1960 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away August 17, 1960 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away August 20, 1960 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away August 27, 1960 Lancashire Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away September 17, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home September 20, 1960 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 27, 1960 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away October 15, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home October 22, 1960 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 29, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 5, 1960 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away November 12, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 19, 1960 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 26, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 3, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home December 17, 1960 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 24, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1960 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 31, 1960 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 11, 1961 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 12, 1961 Law Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home August 19, 1961 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away August 21, 1961 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away August 26, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v York Home August 28, 1961 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away September 2, 1961 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v New Zealand Home September 4, 1961 Tour Match
Halifax v Oldham Away September 9, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 16, 1961 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 23, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 30, 1961 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 2, 1961 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home October 7, 1961 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 4, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 19, 1961 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 25, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home December 2, 1961 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away December 9, 1961 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 16, 1961 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 6, 1962 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 13, 1962 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 27, 1962 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away February 3, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home February 10, 1962 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home February 17, 1962 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away February 24, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 3, 1962 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away March 10, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home March 17, 1962 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away March 24, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 31, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 5, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 7, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home April 14, 1962 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 20, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 21, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 23, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home April 28, 1962 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 11, 1962 Law Cup
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 18, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Barrow Home August 21, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Leigh Home August 25, 1962 Western Division
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 28, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home August 31, 1962 Western Division
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 7, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away September 15, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 18, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 22, 1962 Western Division
Leigh v Oldham Away September 29, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v St Helens Home October 2, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 6, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 13, 1962 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away October 20, 1962 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away November 3, 1962 Division 1
Huddersfield v Oldham Away November 17, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home November 24, 1962 Division 1
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 1, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home December 8, 1962 Division 1
Halifax v Oldham Away December 22, 1962 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away February 2, 1963 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away March 2, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 9, 1963 Division 1
Workington Town v Oldham Away March 16, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away March 23, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home March 30, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home April 6, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 9, 1963 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away April 12, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 15, 1963 Division 1
Bramley v Oldham Away April 19, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home April 23, 1963 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away April 27, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home May 4, 1963 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away May 6, 1963 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away May 9, 1963 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away May 15, 1963 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away May 27, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home May 30, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Bramley Home June 1, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 17, 1963 Law Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 24, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Leigh Home August 27, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Batley Home August 31, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Widnes Home September 7, 1963 Lancashire Cup
York v Oldham Away September 14, 1963 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 16, 1963 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 18, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home September 21, 1963 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 28, 1963 Division 2
Leigh v Oldham Away September 30, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home October 5, 1963 Tour Match
Oldham v Doncaster Home October 12, 1963 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away October 19, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 26, 1963 Western Division
Doncaster v Oldham Away November 2, 1963 Division 2
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 16, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 23, 1963 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away November 30, 1963 Western Division
Oldham v Dewsbury Home December 28, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home January 4, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Salford Home January 25, 1964 Division 2
Dewsbury v Oldham Away February 1, 1964 Division 2
Keighley v Oldham Away February 8, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away February 15, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home February 22, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home February 29, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Batley v Oldham Away March 7, 1964 Division 2
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 14, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home March 21, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 27, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Leigh Home March 28, 1964 Western Division
Salford v Oldham Away March 30, 1964 Division 2
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 11, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 15, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 20, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 24, 1964 Western Division
Leigh v Oldham Away April 27, 1964 Division 2
St Helens v Oldham Away May 1, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home May 2, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Bramley Home May 6, 1964 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 15, 1964 Law Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away August 22, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home August 25, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home August 29, 1964 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 4, 1964 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Liverpool City Home September 12, 1964 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 14, 1964 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 19, 1964 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 21, 1964 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 26, 1964 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away October 3, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 10, 1964 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 17, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 24, 1964 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 31, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 21, 1964 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 30, 1965 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away February 6, 1965 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Keighley Home February 13, 1965 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 20, 1965 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away February 27, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home March 6, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home March 13, 1965 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away March 20, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 27, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 3, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 5, 1965 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 9, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 13, 1965 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 16, 1965 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away April 17, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home April 19, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Oldham Past Home May 29, 1965 Benefit Match
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 14, 1965 Law Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 6, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 11, 1965 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 13, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 16, 1965 Lancashire Cup
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 18, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 25, 1965 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 6, 1965 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 9, 1965 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away October 19, 1965 BBC