David Cairns (rugby league)

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David Cairns
Personal information
Full name David Stephen Cairns
Born (1959-03-01) 1 March 1959 (age 58)
Askam-in-Furness
Playing information
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–87 Barrow 341 80 7 289
1987–90 Salford
1990–92 Barrow
Total 341 80 7 0 289
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1981–≥86 Cumbria
1984 England 1 0 0 0 0
1984 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0

David Cairns ( (1959-03-01) 1 March 1959 (age 58)[1]) born in Askam-in-Furness, Lancashire, is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Cumbria, and at club level for Barrow (twice), and Salford, as a scrum-half/halfback, i.e. number 7.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

David Cairns won a cap for England while at Barrow in 1984 against Wales,[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1984 against France (2 matches).[4]

County honours[edit]

David Cairns represented Cumbria from circa-1981 to circa-1986.[2]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

David Cairns played scrum-half/halfback, and was man of the match in Barrow's 12-8 victory over Widnes in the 1983 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 1 October 1983,[5] the entire Barrow team was inducted into the Barrow Hall of Fame in 2003, and played scrum-half/halfback in Salford's 17-22 defeat by Wigan in the 1988 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1988–89 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 23 October 1988.[6]

John Player Trophy Final appearances[edit]

David Cairns played scrum-half/halfback 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.

Club career[edit]

In 1987, David Cairns was transferred from Barrow for a Salford club record fee, that was fixed by tribunal at £35,000[7] (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £106,400 in 2013).[8]

Honoured at Barrow Raiders[edit]

David Cairns, and Eddie Szymala were both inducted into the Barrow Hall of Fame as individuals in 2010, having previously been inducted as part of 1983–84 Lancashire County Cup winning team in 2003.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1983-1984 Lancashire Cup Final". nwemail.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1988-1989 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Story So Far - 110 Years At The Willows". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 6 June 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Cairns and Szymala set for Barrow RL Hall of Fame – again". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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