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Frank Myler (born 4 December 1938) is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He played centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth for Widnes and St. Helens, and also captained the Great Britain national team.


Myler played at centre in St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the 1968-69 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968.

In the 1969–70 Northern Rugby Football League season's Championship Final Myler was awarded the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man-of-the-match in St. Helens 24-12 win against Leeds.

In 1970, he captained the Lions squad. Following a heavy defeat in the first Test the Lions under Myler did not lose another game on the whole tour. Myler was the last British captain to lift the Ashes trophy in Australia. He left the Saints in 1971 to take up the position of player coach with the Rochdale Hornets from May 1971 until October 1974. He succeeded Vince Karalius as Widnes coach in May 1975. In May 1978 Myler was succeeded as Widnes coach by Doug Laughton.

Myler was one of the original thirteen former Widnes players inducted into the Widnes Hall of Fame in 1992.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Frank Myler played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Widnes' 13-5 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1964 Challenge Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1964, in front of a crowd of 84,488.

County Cup Final appearances

Frank Myler played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 30-2 victory over Oldham in the 1968 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Friday 25 October 1968, and played stand-off/five-eighth in the 4-7 defeat by Leigh in the 1970 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 November 1970.


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