Bob Dagnall

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Robert Dagnall
Personal information
Full name Robert Dagnall
Born first ¼ 1932 (age 85–86)
Prescot, St. Helens, England
Playing information
Position Hooker

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1960–60 Rochdale Hornets
≤1960–≥67 St. Helens 210 8 24
1967–≥67 Pilkington Recs
Total 210 8 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–65 Great Britain 4 1 0 0 3
Source: [1]

Robert Dagnall (birth registered first ¼ 1932[2]), also known by the nickname of "Bob", is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Rochdale Hornets, St. Helens, and Pilkington Recs, as a hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.

Background

Bob Dagnall's birth was registered in Prescot district, Lancashire.

Playing career

International honours

Bob Dagnall won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens in 1961 against New Zealand (2 matches), in 1964 against France, and in 1965 against France.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Bob Dagnall played hooker in St. Helens' 12-6 victory over Wigan in the 1961 Challenge Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1961, in front of a crowd of 94,672.

County Cup Final appearances

Bob Dagnall played hooker in St. Helens' 15-9 victory over Swinton in the 1960 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 October 1960, played hooker in the 25-9 victory over Swinton in the 1961 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 11 November 1961, played hooker in the 7-4 victory over Swinton in the 1962 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 27 October 1962, played hooker in the 15-4 victory over Leigh in the 1963 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 26 October 1963, and played hooker in the 12-4 victory over Swinton in the 1964 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 October 1964.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Bob Dagnall played hooker in St. Helens' 0-4 defeat by Castleford in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965.

Honoured at St Helens R.F.C.

Bob Dagnall is a St Helens R.F.C. Hall of Fame inductee.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "St Helens Hall of Fame". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

External links

  • !Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk (statistics currently missing due to not having appeared for both Great Britain, and England)
  • Profile at saints.org.uk
  • Photograph '1961 series Great Britain v New Zealand' at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
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