The world of Rugby League.

rleague.com

Vale Dave Chisnall

Dave Chisnall - one of the great characters of British rugby league - died today at the age of 64.
Vale Dave Chisnall
by NRL

Dave Chisnall - one of the great characters of British rugby league - died today at the age of 64.

The former Leigh, Warrington, St Helens and Great Britain prop forward, who had been suffering from cancer, was the youngest brother of a big sporting family - Les and Eric also played professional rugby league and eldest John was a boxer.

Chisnall went on the Great Britain tour to Australia in 1970 and played in the World Cup later in the year while also winning five caps for England in 1975.

He missed Leigh's famous Challenge Cup win over Leeds in 1971 through suspension but experienced Wembley glory three years later when, after making a record &;8,000 move to Warrington, he helped them to victory over Featherstone.

He was Warrington's captain at Wembley 12 months later but they failed to successfully defend their trophy when they went down to Widnes and he was also in the St Helens team that lost to Leeds in the 1978 Cup final.

Chisnall also had brief spells with Swinton and Barrow before finishing his career back at Warrington in 1982.

A St Helens spokesman said: "Everyone at Saints would like to pass on their sympathies at this sad time."




Your thoughts?


You need to login or register to contribute here



Follow rleague.com on Facebook

Related Profiles

View profile pages including statistics, results, news, photos and more on all of the following...

Popular News Stories