Phil Larder

Profile

Born locally in Moorside, Phil played for the Werneth club before switching codes and going to play for Oldham Rugby Union. His good form down at Keb Lane made the more senior clubs take notice and before his arrival at Watersheddings he had played for Broughton Park, Manchester, Loughborough College and Sale, picking up Lancashire county recognition along the way.

His debut for Oldham came in a pre-season friendly against Blackpool when he immediately endeared himself to the home fans by scorching 60 yards up the touchline for a super try. Phil is one of the few players to have scored most tries/goals in a season, three times finishing top try scorer and on four occasions being best goal kicker, although never both in the one season.

He passed the century mark of goals in 1971-72 and 1972-73. His consistency on keeping the scoreboard ticking over made him the most prolific “three-quarter” points scorer in the history of the club.

Although he played occasionally on the wing, the great majority of his games were at centre, with the Larder/Elliott wing partnership enjoying much success in what was to prove to be a most enduring and productive three-quarter pairing.

Phil has been club coach at Keighley and Sheffield Eagles, as well as a spell in charge of the Great Britain team.

In 1988 he wrote a book on Rugby League coaching methods.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home August 10, 1968 Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 6, 1968 Lancashire Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 14, 1968 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home September 16, 1968 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home September 21, 1968 League Championship
Doncaster v Oldham Away September 28, 1968 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 5, 1968 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away October 9, 1968 Lancashire Cup
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away October 12, 1968 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 15, 1968 BBC
Oldham v Widnes Home October 19, 1968 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Neutral October 25, 1968 Lancashire Cup
Salford v Oldham Away October 30, 1968 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 9, 1968 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home November 15, 1968 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away December 1, 1968 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home December 7, 1968 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away December 20, 1968 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home December 22, 1968 League Championship
Oldham v Huyton Home January 4, 1969 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 8, 1969 League Championship
Huyton v Oldham Away January 11, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 18, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 25, 1969 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away February 1, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 25, 1969 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 1, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home March 3, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home August 16, 1969 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away September 13, 1969 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 26, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home October 4, 1969 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away October 11, 1969 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away November 8, 1969 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 22, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 13, 1969 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away December 26, 1969 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home January 10, 1970 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away January 17, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 24, 1970 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away January 31, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home February 7, 1970 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home February 21, 1970 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Salford v Oldham Away February 27, 1970 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 13, 1970 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away March 15, 1970 League Championship
Huyton v Oldham Away March 18, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home March 23, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home March 27, 1970 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 28, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home April 3, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 6, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home April 10, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home April 15, 1970 League Championship
York v Oldham Away August 22, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home August 26, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home August 29, 1970 Lancashire Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 2, 1970 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away September 5, 1970 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 7, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home September 12, 1970 League Championship
Doncaster v Oldham Away September 19, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 21, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 26, 1970 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 3, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v York Home October 10, 1970 League Championship
Huyton v Oldham Away October 17, 1970 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 23, 1970 BBC
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home October 26, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home November 2, 1970 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away November 14, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home November 21, 1970 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away November 29, 1970 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 12, 1970 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 19, 1970 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 26, 1970 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away January 23, 1971 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away February 6, 1971 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away February 6, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 10, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home February 13, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home February 24, 1971 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away March 13, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 17, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Doncaster Home March 20, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 9, 1971 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away April 10, 1971 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away April 17, 1971 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 23, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home August 21, 1971 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away August 25, 1971 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away August 28, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home September 1, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 8, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Huyton Home September 19, 1971 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 24, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 29, 1971 BBC
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home October 2, 1971 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 8, 1971 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 18, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home October 23, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home October 27, 1971 Tour Match
Oldham v Widnes Home October 30, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home November 6, 1971 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 14, 1971 Players No.6 Cup
York v Oldham Away November 21, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home November 28, 1971 John Players Top Tries
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home December 12, 1971 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away December 19, 1971 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 27, 1971 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 1, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home January 8, 1972 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away January 15, 1972 League Championship
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away January 22, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 29, 1972 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Bramley Home February 5, 1972 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away February 12, 1972 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away February 26, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Doncaster Home March 4, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v York Home March 11, 1972 League Championship
Doncaster v Oldham Away March 18, 1972 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 22, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home March 25, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home April 5, 1972 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away April 10, 1972 League Championship
Huyton v Oldham Away April 13, 1972 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 22, 1972 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away August 19, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home August 23, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home August 26, 1972 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away September 1, 1972 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hull FC Home September 10, 1972 League Championship
Huyton v Oldham Away September 17, 1972 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 24, 1972 Players No.6 Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away September 29, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 3, 1972 BBC
Oldham v St Helens Home October 7, 1972 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 14, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Great Britain Home October 18, 1972 Friendly
Oldham v Widnes Home October 21, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home November 4, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 7, 1972 BBC
Oldham v Huyton Home November 12, 1972 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away November 17, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 25, 1972 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 1, 1972 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 5, 1972 BBC
Oldham v Salford Home December 13, 1972 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away December 17, 1972 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 24, 1972 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 26, 1972 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 31, 1972 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away January 6, 1973 League Championship
Oldham v York Home January 14, 1973 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 19, 1973 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 28, 1973 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home February 11, 1973 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 17, 1973 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away February 25, 1973 League Championship
Castleford v Oldham Away March 3, 1973 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home March 11, 1973 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away March 18, 1973 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home March 21, 1973 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home April 1, 1973 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home April 8, 1973 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 13, 1973 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 21, 1973 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 23, 1973 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away April 29, 1973 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away August 18, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Dewsbury Home August 25, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home September 1, 1973 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Bramley Home September 8, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home November 7, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home November 11, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home November 25, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home December 8, 1973 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away December 15, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home December 23, 1973 Division 1
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 26, 1973 Division 1
Whitehaven v Oldham Away December 30, 1973 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Away January 1, 1974 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 6, 1974 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away January 13, 1974 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home February 16, 1974 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home March 3, 1974 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away March 17, 1974 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away March 24, 1974 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away March 29, 1974 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away March 31, 1974 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away April 7, 1974 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home April 13, 1974 Division 1
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 15, 1974 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home September 1, 1974 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 8, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home September 10, 1974 BBC
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 14, 1974 Division 2
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 17, 1974 BBC
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 20, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Workington Town Home September 29, 1974 Players No.6 Cup
New Hunslet v Oldham Away October 6, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Hull FC Home October 12, 1974 Division 2
Whitehaven v Oldham Away October 18, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Huyton Home October 26, 1974 Division 2
Swinton v Oldham Away November 3, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home November 9, 1974 Players No.6 Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home November 16, 1974 Division 2
Doncaster v Oldham Away November 24, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Batley Home November 30, 1974 Division 2
Workington Town v Oldham Away December 8, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 15, 1974 Division 2
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 26, 1974 Division 2
Huyton v Oldham Away December 29, 1974 Division 2
Oldham v New Hunslet Home January 5, 1975 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home January 12, 1975 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away January 17, 1975 Division 2
Oldham v Swinton Home February 2, 1975 Division 2
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home February 9, 1975 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away February 16, 1975 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away February 23, 1975 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 26, 1975 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home March 9, 1975 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 15, 1975 Division 2
Oldham v Barrow Home April 6, 1975 Division 2
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 20, 1975 Division 2
Oldham v England Home April 22, 1975 Benefit Match
St Helens v Oldham Away April 25, 1975 Premiership
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 10, 1975 Law Cup
Oldham v Keighley Home August 24, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home August 31, 1975 Lancashire Cup
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away September 7, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home September 21, 1975 Division 1
Huyton v Oldham Away September 28, 1975 Players No.6 Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home September 30, 1975 BBC
Keighley v Oldham Away October 5, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 12, 1975 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away October 18, 1975 Division 1
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away October 26, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v Dewsbury Home November 2, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v Australia Home November 4, 1975 Centenary Match
Salford v Oldham Away November 9, 1975 Players No.6 Cup
Oldham v Dewsbury Home November 11, 1975 BBC
Oldham v Salford Home November 16, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home November 30, 1975 Division 1
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 7, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home December 14, 1975 Division 1
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away December 21, 1975 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1975 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away February 22, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v York Home February 29, 1976 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 7, 1976 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away March 14, 1976 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 21, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home March 24, 1976 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away March 30, 1976 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away April 2, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home April 4, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home April 7, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home April 11, 1976 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away April 16, 1976 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away April 19, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home April 25, 1976 Division 1
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 15, 1976 Law Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away August 22, 1976 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home September 11, 1977 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 18, 1977 Division 2
Doncaster v Oldham Away October 2, 1977 Division 2
Oldham v Barrow Home October 23, 1977 John Player Cup
Oldham v Whitehaven Home October 30, 1977 Division 2
Salford v Oldham Away November 1, 1977 BBC
Huddersfield v Oldham Away November 6, 1977 John Player Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away November 13, 1977 Division 2
Oldham v Halifax Home November 20, 1977 Division 2
Swinton v Oldham Away November 27, 1977 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away December 4, 1977 Division 2
Oldham v Batley Home December 11, 1977 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 26, 1977 Division 2
York v Oldham Away January 8, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Keighley Home January 15, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Leigh Home January 29, 1978 Division 2
Batley v Oldham Away February 4, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home February 26, 1978 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home March 12, 1978 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home March 19, 1978 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 24, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 27, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home April 2, 1978 Division 2
Whitehaven v Oldham Away April 9, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v York Home April 12, 1978 Division 2
Halifax v Oldham Away April 16, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 6, 1978 Law Cup
Salford v Oldham Away August 18, 1978 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away August 27, 1978 BBC
Oldham v Keighley Home September 3, 1978 Division 2
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 10, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 17, 1978 Division 2
Doncaster v Oldham Away September 17, 1978 Division 2
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 24, 1978 John Player Cup
Keighley v Oldham Away October 1, 1978 Division 2
Halifax v Oldham Away October 22, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home November 26, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Halifax Home December 10, 1978 Division 2
Huyton v Oldham Away December 17, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1978 Division 2
Oldham v Ace Amateurs Home February 28, 1979 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 4, 1979 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Huyton Home March 11, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Bramley Home March 25, 1979 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away April 1, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home April 8, 1979 Division 2
Swinton v Oldham Away April 13, 1979 Division 2
Batley v Oldham Away April 15, 1979 Division 2
New Hunslet v Oldham Away April 22, 1979 Division 2
Dewsbury v Oldham Away April 25, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 29, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Hull FC Home May 7, 1979 Division 2
Bramley v Oldham Away May 13, 1979 Division 2
York v Oldham Away May 20, 1979 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 3, 1979 Law Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home August 12, 1979 Friendly
Swinton v Oldham Away August 19, 1979 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home August 26, 1979 Lancashire Cup
Doncaster v Oldham Away September 2, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Huyton Home September 9, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Leeds Home September 16, 1979 John Player Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home September 19, 1979 BBC
Batley v Oldham Away September 23, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home October 7, 1979 Division 2
Swinton v Oldham Away November 18, 1979 Division 2
Oldham v Dewsbury Home November 25, 1979 Division 2
Huyton v Oldham Away December 2, 1979 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away March 2, 1980 Division 2
Oldham v Whitehaven Home March 9, 1980 Division 2
Oldham v Keighley Home March 16, 1980 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home March 30, 1980 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 4, 1980 Division 2
Oldham v Halifax Home April 9, 1980 Division 2
Bramley v Oldham Away April 20, 1980 Division 2
Oldham v Rl Select Home April 27, 1980 Benefit Match
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home September 14, 1980 Division 1