Simon HALLIDAY

Simon Halliday - England - International Rugby Union Caps for England.

Photo/Foto: Stuart Franklin

Date: 27 October 1991

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    • POSITION
      Centre/Winger
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 13 July 1960
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Haverfordwest, Wales
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
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Simon HALLIDAY - England - International Rugby Union Caps for England.

1986 v Wales (Twickenham) W 21-18 (FN)
1986 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L 33-6 (FN)
1987 v Scotland (Twickenham) W 21-12 (FN)
1988 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W 9-6 (FN)
1988 v Ireland (Twickenham) W 35-3 (FN)
1988 v Ireland (Dublin) W 21-10
1988 v Australia (Brisbane) L 22-16
1988 v Australia (Twickenham) W 28-19
1989 v Scotland (Twickenham) D 12-12 (FN)
1989 v Ireland (Dublin) W 16-3 (FN)
1989 v France (Twickenham) W 11-0 (FN)
1989 v Wales (Cardiff) L 12-9 (FN)
1989 v Romania (Bucharest) W 58-3
1989 v Fiji (R) (Twickenham) W 58-23
1990 v Wales (Twickenham) W 34-6 (FN)
1990 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L 13-7 (FN)
1991 v USA (Twickenham) W 37-9 (W.Cup)
1991 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W 9-6 (W.Cup)
1991 v Australia (Twickenham) L 12-6 (W.Cup Final)
1992 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W 25-7 (FN)
1992 v Ireland (Twickenham) W 38-9 (FN)
1992 v France (Paris) W 31-13 (FN)
1992 v Wales (Twickenham) W 24-0 (FN)

Career Record: P23, W17, D1, L5
Test Points: 8
Tries: 2

(R) = Replacement

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Simon Halliday pictured playing rugby for England on 17th. February 1990. 

Photo G. Herringshaw.©

 


 

Harlequin's Simon Halliday was once described by Paul Ackford as one of the hardest men in rugby, a characteristic that belied his easy going personality off the field. Born in Wales, it was appropriate that Simon should make his debut against the Welsh in 1986 at Twickenham. England won the match thanks to Rob Andrew's kicking but were brought down to earth in spectacular style when they lost 33-6 to Scotland at Murrayfield in their next game. Simon's only appearance in the 1987 season was also against the Scots, but England took this one 21-12. By 1988 Halliday finally began to establish himself and played in five tests, including England's historic 35-3 thrashing of Ireland at Twickenham. By the end of the year Halliday was now playing under the captaincy of his friend and clubmate Will Carling, and in an enthralling 28-19 win over Australia the new skipper sent Simon over for his first try.

 

In 1989 Halliday was given starts in all four Five Nations Championship games, but despite impressive wins against Ireland and France, England contrived to lose 12-9 in Cardiff. Simon was to suffer further disappointment the following year when England lost the Grand Slam decider against Scotland at Murrayfield. In 1991 England did win the Grand Slam, but Halliday did not play, his place having been taken by Nigel Heslop. However, Simon capitalised on Heslop's mauling by Serge Blanco in the World Cup quarter-final to reclaim his wing slot for the semi-final against Scotland and the final against Australia. Halliday played well in the final, but as with his fellow backs, he was unable to hurt the opposition in the final third of the field and England lost 12-6. Despite that disappointment, Simon did have the consolation of helping England to another Grand Slam in 1992, and scored his second and last try in a heavy defeat of Ireland. (Jon Collins)