Dave Chisnall (rugby league)

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Dave Chisnall
David Chisnall - Warrington.jpeg
Personal information
Full nameDavid Chisnall
Born10 April 1948
St. Helens, England
Died11 January 2013 (aged 64)[1][2]
St. Helens, England
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1970–≥70 Leigh
1971–75 Warrington 194+16 29 0 0 87
1975–≥77 Swinton
≤1975–≥77 Leigh
≤1977–≥79 St. Helens
≤1979–≥81 Barrow
≤1982–84 Warrington 0 0
Total 210 29 0 0 87
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975 England 5 0 0 0 0
1970 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [3][4][5]

David Chisnall (10 April 1948 – 11 January 2013), also known by the nickname of "Dave", was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Leigh (two spells), Warrington (Heritage № 716) (two spells) (captain), Swinton, St. Helens and Barrow, as a prop.[3]

Early life[edit]

Chisnall was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, he was the younger brother of the rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 1970s for Leigh; Les Chisnall, and the rugby league footballer; Eric Chisnall, and he died aged 64 in St. Helens, Merseyside.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Chisnall won caps for England while at Warrington in 1975 against Wales (interchange/substitute), in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, Wales, and New Zealand, in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (non-test),[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Leigh in 1970 against Australia, and in the 1970 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand.[5]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Chisnall played left-prop, in Warrington's 24–9 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1974, in front of a crowd of 77,400, and played left-prop, and was captain in the 7–14 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Challenge Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1975, in front of a crowd of 85,998.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Chisnall played left-prop, in Leigh's 2–11 defeat by Swinton in the 1969 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 November 1969, played left-prop in the 7–4 victory over St. Helens in the 1970 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 November 1970, and played as an interchange/substitute, (replacing prop Tony Cooke) in Warrington's 16–0 victory over St. Helens in the 1982 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1982–83 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 October 1982.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Chisnall played left-prop, in Leigh's 11–6 victory over Wigan in the 1969 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1969–70 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 16 December 1969, played left-prop in Warrington's 0–0 draw with by Salford in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, played left-prop in the 5–10 defeat by Salford in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975, played left-prop in Leigh's 4–12 defeat by Castleford in the 1976 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1976–77 season at Hilton Park, Leigh on Tuesday 14 December 1976, played left-prop in St. Helens' 11–26 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977, and played left-prop, and scored a try in the 7–13 defeat by Widnes in the 1978 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1978–79 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 12 December 1978.

Player's No.6/John Player Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Chisnall played left-prop, in Warrington's 27–16 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1973–74 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1973–74 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 February 1974, and played left-prop in Barrow's 5–12 defeat by Warrington in the 1980–81 John Player Trophy Final during the 1980–81 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 January 1981.

Captain Morgan Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Chisnall played left-prop, in Warrington's 4–0 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1973–74 Captain Morgan Trophy Final during the 1973–74 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 26 January 1974, in front of a crowd of 5,259.

Club career[edit]

David Chisnall made his début for Warrington on Friday 20 August 1971, he was transferred from Warrington to Swinton in exchange for Brian Butler, and he played his last match for Warrington (in his second spell) on Monday 23 April 1984.

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Dave Chisnall is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hadfield, Dave. "Dave Chisnall: Powerful, pacey Warrington prop". The Independent. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ ,"Dave Chisnall – one of the big characters of rugby league – passes away". St Helens Star. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com (archived)". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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