David Chisnall

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David Chisnall
Personal information
Full name David Chisnall
Nickname Dave, Chissy
Born (1948-04-10)10 April 1948
St. Helens, Lancashire, England
Died 11 January 2013(2013-01-11) (aged 64)
St. Helens, Merseyside, England[1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1970–≥70 Leigh
Aug 1971–Oct 75 Warrington 194+16 29 0 0 87
1975–≥77 Swinton
≤1975–≥77 Leigh
≤1977–≥79 St. Helens
≤1979–≥81 Barrow
≤1982–Apr 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

David "Dave" 'Chissy' Chisnall ((1948-04-10)10 April 1948 – 11 January 2013(2013-01-11)[2]) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, and 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Leigh (twice), Warrington (twice) (Captain), Swinton, St. Helens, and Barrow, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

Early life[edit]

Chisnall was born in St. Helens, Lancashire,[3] and was the brother of the rugby league footballer, Eric Chisnall.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Dave Chisnall won caps for England while at Warrington in 1975 against Wales (sub), 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]

Dave Chisnall played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, 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]

Dave Chisnall played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, 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, i.e. number 15, (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]

Dave Chisnall played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, 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's 11-26 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Craven Park, Kingston upon 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]

Dave Chisnall played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, 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]

Dave Chisnall played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, 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]

Dave Chisnall was signed by Swinton from Warrington in exchange for Brian Butler.

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. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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