Dave Campbell

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
09-10-1954
N/A
25 -10-1973
Widnes ICI
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
10-02-1974 v Featherstone Rovers
Warrington
1977-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1974-1976
17 (2)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
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Biography of Dave Campbell



HERITAGE NO : 899
The St Helens RFC programme for the game against Rochdale Hornets on 6th November 1973 carried news of a new signing: "After a number of successful trials in the A team we have signed David Campbell a very speedy winger. His vital statistics are 18 years, 5ft 9ins, 11 stone, being formerly with Widnes ICI RUFC. Last season he scored the fantastic total of 79 tries whilst playing for the Widnes ICI club."

He made his debut at home to Featherstone Rovers on 10 February 1974, when Saints won 8-0. Billy Benyon was his centre that day. He scored his first try against Warrington at Knowsley Road on 15 December 1974 and went on to make 17 appearances for the club, scoring 8 tries, the last during a 13-12 victory against Warrington in a first round Challenge Cup tie on 12 February 1977. In fact, he played three times against the Wires for Saints and scored in each of them. He was a speedy winger, on either flank, who would never let the team down when selected. Yet it was a competitive time at Knowsley Road, with the likes of Frank Wilson, Les Jones, Roy Mathias and John Wills around.

After his playing days David took up the whistle and became a well known first grade referee.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1973~74 0 0 0 1
1974~75 3 0 0 7
1975~76 3 0 0 6
1976~77 2 0 0 3
TOTALS:8 0 0 17
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1974~75 0001
1975~760001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
10th Feb 1974 1
W
2 Featherstone Rovers L H 8 0 VIEW
29th Nov 1974 2
W
2 Castleford L H 17 5 VIEW
15th Dec 1974 3
W
2 Warrington L H 20 2 1 VIEW
21st Dec 1974 4
D
2 Castleford L A 10 10 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1974 --NPS
W
14 Wigan L H 20 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1975 5
W
14 Widnes L A 11 10 VIEW
5th Jan 1975 6
W
2 Halifax L H 19 3 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1975 7
W
5 York L A 10 9 VIEW
20th Apr 1975 --
L
5 Wales * Fr Testimonial H 22 31 VIEW
2nd May 1975 8
W
2 Bradford Northern PT2 (rep) H 14 5 VIEW
8th Aug 1975 --
L
5 Salford* Fr Gallie Cup A 15 17 VIEW
17th Aug 1975 9
W
5 Swinton L A 10 8 VIEW
30th Mar 1976 10
W
2 Salford L H 24 7 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1976 11
W
2 Warrington L A 16 10 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1976 12
L
5 Keighley L A 12 14 VIEW
19th Apr 1976 13
L
14 Widnes L A 7 23 VIEW
25th Apr 1976 14
W
5 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 33 8 VIEW
16th Jan 1977 15
W
2 Barrow L H 17 10 1 VIEW
4th Feb 1977 16
L
5 Castleford L A 12 16 VIEW
12th Feb 1977 17
W
5 Warrington CC1 A 13 12 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 14 | LOSSES : 5 | DRAWS : 1

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