Bob Dagnall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
30-01-1932
N/A
Date unknown.
Rochdale Hornets
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-03-1960 v Warrington
Swinton
1967- St.Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1959-1966
210 (1)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
24

Biography of Bob Dagnall



HERITAGE NO : 770
Robert Dagnall by Dave Dooley:

Bob Dagnall was one of the best ever Saints` hookers and played mostly in the era of unlimited tackles when possession from the scrum was of paramount importance. Technically he was magnificent in the scrummage and used to win the hooking battles week in week out. He excelled in winning the ball `against the feed`. He was aided and abetted in his work by the highest quality scrum-halves in Alex Murphy and Tommy Bishop. When you also consider he often packed in between props such as Cliff Watson, Ab Terry, Fred Leyland, John Tembey, John Warlow and Albert Halsall it was inevitable that Saints` classy backs usually had a lion`s share of possession to demonstrate their prowess. In open play, Bob was a first class dummy half with a neat pass and a great eye for an opening in any defence.

Bob was a St Helens lad, born in Thatto Heath, who experienced a great apprenticeship with Rochdale Hornets prior to becoming a Saint in 1960. His debut was in the 19 points to 16 away victory over Warrington on the 5th of March, 1960. In his first season he played nine matches including a debut try performance on St George`s Day in the 20 points to 8 victory over Hunslet. The following season was memorable for Bob including the famous Wembley victory over Wigan and a Lancashire Cup triumph over Swinton. Bob also bagged a brace of tries in the away win over Featherstone Rovers.

The 1961-62 season was very disappointing for the club - it was the last time that the Saints finished outside the top 8 in the league. It was however an outstanding one for Dagnall as he was capped to play for Great Britain in all three tests against the touring team New Zealand. This was a well-earned reward for outstanding club performances. Bob also gained his second Lancashire Cup winners medal with Swinton as the victims. Whilst on the topic of the `Red Rose` it seems remarkable that Bob never gained a Lancashire cap despite playing for his country 4 times.

Bob continued to turn in consistently excellent performances through to the mid-sixties. Indeed, up to the signing of Bill Sayer in 1966, Bob monopolised the number nine jersey at Knowsley Road. Between 1960 and 1964 the Saints won the Lancashire Cup on five successive occasions, Bob Dagnall was the only Saint to appear in all five finals! He also won Lancashire League winners medals in 1964/65 and 1965/66.

Bob retained close links with the Club and coached the junior team at the Club for many seasons. Outside rugby Bob was a joiner and his van (Dagnall and Fishwick) could be seen around the town for many years after he hung up his boots. His skill at winning the ball was such that Saints paid Bob for 12 months after his retirement so that other clubs could not cash in his expertise!



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1959~601 0 0 9
1960~613 0 0 32
1961~62 1 0 0 33
1962~633 0 0 38
1963~640 0 0 28
1964~65 0 0 0 35
1965~66 0 0 0 24
1966~67 0 0 0 11
TOTALS:8 0 0 210
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1960~610001
1961~620001
1962~630002
1963~640001
1964~650001
1965~66 0001
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
5th Mar 1960 1
W
9 Warrington L A 19 16 VIEW
12th Mar 1960 2
W
9 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
19th Mar 1960 3
L
9 Halifax L A 15 20 VIEW
2nd Apr 1960 4
W
9 Swinton L H 46 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1960 5
W
9 Wigan L H 12 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1960 6
W
9 Whitehaven L H 41 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1960 7
W
9 Hull L A 10 7 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960 8
W
9 Hunslet L A 20 8 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1960 9
W
9 Oldham L A 10 2 VIEW
6th Aug 1960 --
W
9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 10 VIEW
13th Aug 1960 10
L
9 Oldham L A 4 16 VIEW
15th Aug 1960 11
W
9 Liverpool City L H 17 9 VIEW
20th Aug 1960 12
W
9 Hunslet L H 22 10 VIEW
27th Aug 1960 13
W
9 Widnes LC1 A 19 17 VIEW
3rd Sep 1960 14
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 18 VIEW
7th Sep 1960 15
W
9 Wigan LC2 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Sep 1960 16
W
9 Leigh L A 28 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1960 17
W
9 Oldham L H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960 18
W
9 Swinton L A 15 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1960 19
W
9 Halifax L H 32 4 VIEW
15th Oct 1960 20
W
9 Blackpool Borough L A 34 13 VIEW
17th Oct 1960 21
W
9 Leigh LCSF A 15 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1960 22
W
9 Wigan L H 11 6 VIEW
29th Oct 1960 23
W
9 Swinton LCF N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960 24
W
9 Whitehaven L H 18 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1960 25
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 38 5 VIEW
19th Nov 1960 26
W
9 Barrow L A 29 15 VIEW
4th Feb 1961 27
L
9 Warrington L H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961 28
D
9 Widnes CC1 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1961 29
W
9 Widnes CC1(rep) A 29 10 VIEW
18th Feb 1961 30
W
9 Widnes L H 44 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1961 31
W
9 Castleford CC2 A 18 10 VIEW
4th Mar 1961 32
W
9 Liverpool City L A 52 2 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1961 33
W
9 Salford L H 45 2 VIEW
27th Mar 1961 34
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L A 2 4 VIEW
1st Apr 1961 35
L
9 Workington Town L A 11 12 VIEW
8th Apr 1961 36
W
9 Hull L A 9 4 VIEW
19th Apr 1961 37
W
9 Widnes L A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961 38
L
9 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 28 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1961 39
W
9 Featherstone Rovers L H 38 0 VIEW
6th May 1961 40
L
9 Leeds ChSF A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961 41
W
9 Wigan CCF N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961 --
W
9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 29 14 VIEW
19th Aug 1961 42
W
9 Leeds L H 20 5 VIEW
26th Aug 1961 43
L
9 Swinton L A 6 15 VIEW
2nd Sep 1961 44
W
9 Leigh LC1 H 43 8 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 45
W
9 Salford L A 24 7 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 46
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 47
W
9 Whitehaven L H 44 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961 48
W
9 Oldham LC2 H 30 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 49
W
9 Whitehaven L A 10 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1961 50
W
9 Salford LCSF H 21 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1961 51
L
9 Warrington L A 7 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1961 52
W
9 Swinton LCF N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961 53
L
9 Widnes L A 12 13 VIEW
16th Dec 1961 54
L
9 Oldham L H 8 9 VIEW
6th Jan 1962 55
W
9 Barrow L H 30 6 VIEW
13th Jan 1962 56
L
9 Leeds L A 3 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1962 57
W
9 Warrington L H 11 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1962 58
L
9 Workington Town L A 7 23 VIEW
3rd Feb 1962 59
W
9 Huddersfield L H 36 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1962 60
W
9 Salford CC1 A 15 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1962 61
W
9 Salford L H 17 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1962 62
L
9 Leigh L A 6 7 VIEW
3rd Mar 1962 63
L
9 Huddersfield CC2 H 2 13 VIEW
24th Mar 1962 64
W
9 Widnes L H 13 8 VIEW
31st Mar 1962 65
W
9 Swinton L H 5 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962 66
W
9 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 27 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1962 67
W
9 Hull L A 12 8 VIEW
9th Apr 1962 68
W
9 Leigh L H 42 4 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1962 69
W
9 Blackpool Borough L A 15 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1962 70
L
9 Wigan L H 16 18 VIEW
21st Apr 1962 71
W
9 Liverpool City L A 14 2 VIEW
23rd Apr 1962 72
W
9 Blackpool Borough L H 37 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1962 73
L
9 Wigan L A 3 12 VIEW
2nd May 1962 74
W
9 Huddersfield L A 16 9 VIEW
7th May 1962 --
W
9 SHAPE Indians* Fr H 43 8 VIEW
10th Aug 1962 --
W
9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 33 2 VIEW
18th Aug 1962 75
W
9 Salford WDC A 35 24 VIEW
22nd Aug 1962 76
W
9 Leigh WDC H 21 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1962 77
W
9 Blackpool Borough WDC H 21 12 VIEW
30th Aug 1962 78
W
9 Liverpool City WDC A 16 9 VIEW
1st Sep 1962 79
W
9 Salford WDC H 59 0 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1962 80
W
9 Liverpool City LC1 H 22 0 VIEW
15th Sep 1962 81
W
9 Leigh WDC A 20 10 VIEW
18th Sep 1962 82
W
9 Blackpool Borough LC2 A 14 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1962 83
W
9 Liverpool City WDC H 32 3 VIEW
6th Oct 1962 84
L
9 Warrington L A 13 21 VIEW
9th Oct 1962 85
L
9 Widnes WDCSF H 9 10 VIEW
13th Oct 1962 86
D
9 Castleford L H 10 10 VIEW
20th Oct 1962 87
W
9 Huddersfield L A 22 9 VIEW
27th Oct 1962 88
W
9 Swinton LCF N 7 4 VIEW
3rd Nov 1962 89
L
9 Leeds L A 7 14 VIEW
10th Nov 1962 90
L
9 Warrington L H 2 4 VIEW
17th Nov 1962 91
W
9 Castleford L A 8 7 VIEW
24th Nov 1962 92
W
9 Huddersfield L H 36 3 VIEW
1st Dec 1962 93
L
9 Workington Town L A 5 8 VIEW
15th Dec 1962 94
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 10 VIEW
22nd Dec 1962 95
W
9 Hull L H 27 14 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1963 96
L
9 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 2 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1963 97
L
9 Halifax CC1 A 2 9 VIEW
23rd Mar 1963 98
W
9 Bramley L H 38 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1963 99
W
9 Wigan L H 20 11 VIEW
30th Mar 1963 100
W
9 Featherstone Rovers L A 17 10 VIEW
1st Apr 1963 101
W
9 Workington Town L H 29 0 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1963 102
W
9 Halifax L H 33 3 VIEW
20th Apr 1963 103
W
9 Featherstone Rovers L H 18 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1963 104
L
9 Hull L A 7 15 VIEW
29th Apr 1963 105
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 16 VIEW
4th May 1963 106
W
9 Widnes L A 25 2 VIEW
6th May 1963 107
W
9 Oldham L H 22 8 VIEW
13th May 1963 108
W
9 Widnes L H 14 6 VIEW
18th May 1963 109
W
9 Bramley L A 21 9 VIEW
25th May 1963 110
W
9 Halifax L A 33 5 VIEW
27th May 1963 111
W
9 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 16 15 VIEW
30th May 1963 112
W
9 Oldham L A 24 9 VIEW
17th Aug 1963 --
W
9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 8 VIEW
24th Aug 1963 113
L
9 Huddersfield L H 7 10 VIEW
28th Aug 1963 114
W
9 Castleford L H 20 11 VIEW
31st Aug 1963 115
W
9 Keighley L A 18 6 VIEW
2nd Sep 1963 116
W
9 Hunslet L A 15 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1963 117
W
9 Swinton LC1 A 12 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1963 118
W
9 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 40 5 VIEW
16th Sep 1963 119
W
9 Workington Town LC2 H 28 4 VIEW
21st Sep 1963 120
L
9 Halifax L A 5 13 VIEW
23rd Sep 1963 121
W
9 Warrington LCSF A 21 14 VIEW
28th Sep 1963 122
L
9 Australia Tour H 2 8 VIEW
19th Oct 1963 123
W
9 Hull L H 11 10 VIEW
26th Oct 1963 124
W
9 Leigh LCF N 15 4 VIEW
2nd Nov 1963 125
W
9 Warrington L H 19 8 VIEW
30th Nov 1963 126
W
9 Liverpool City WDC H 16 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1963 127
W
9 Wakefield Trinity L A 8 7 VIEW
14th Dec 1963 128
L
9 Halifax L H 12 13 VIEW
28th Dec 1963 129
W
9 Workington Town L A 5 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1964 130
L
9 Swinton L H 6 8 VIEW
4th Jan 1964 131
W
9 Salford WDC A 15 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1964 132
L
9 Hunslet L H 10 12 VIEW
28th Mar 1964 133
W
9 Salford WDC H 24 13 VIEW
11th Apr 1964 134
W
9 Wakefield Trinity L H 24 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1964 135
W
9 Whitehaven WDC A 3 0 VIEW
18th Apr 1964 136
W
9 Liverpool City WDC A 32 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1964 137
W
9 Wigan L A 22 13 VIEW
25th Apr 1964 138
W
9 Widnes L A 19 8 VIEW
1st May 1964 139
W
9 Oldham WDCSF H 22 11 VIEW
6th May 1964 140
W
9 Hull L A 17 9 VIEW
22nd Aug 1964 141
W
9 Leigh L A 19 6 VIEW
24th Aug 1964 142
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L H 28 4 VIEW
29th Aug 1964 143
W
9 Widnes L H 29 6 VIEW
31st Aug 1964 144
W
9 Whitehaven L A 15 5 VIEW
5th Sep 1964 145
W
9 Liverpool City LC1 A 41 11 VIEW
19th Sep 1964 146
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 17 6 VIEW
26th Sep 1964 147
W
9 Featherstone Rovers L A 30 15 VIEW
29th Sep 1964 148
W
9 Warrington LCSF A 10 8 VIEW
3rd Oct 1964 149
W
9 Workington Town L H 32 6 VIEW
10th Oct 1964 150
W
9 Blackpool Borough L A 31 9 VIEW
24th Oct 1964 151
W
9 Swinton LCF N 12 4 VIEW
31st Oct 1964 152
W
9 Oldham L H 22 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1964 153
W
9 Warrington L H 26 10 VIEW
14th Nov 1964 154
W
9 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 25 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1964 155
W
9 Barrow L H 37 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1964 156
W
9 Leigh L H 10 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1965 157
W
9 Swinton L A 11 5 VIEW
9th Jan 1965 158
W
9 Liverpool City L H 23 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1965 159
L
9 Warrington L A 4 6 VIEW
27th Jan 1965 --
W
9 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl H 19 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1965 160
W
9 Castleford CC1 H 22 9 VIEW
13th Feb 1965 161
L
9 Workington Town L A 3 4 VIEW
16th Feb 1965 162
W
9 Salford L H 12 6 VIEW
20th Feb 1965 163
W
9 Huddersfield L H 28 6 VIEW
27th Feb 1965 164
L
9 Wigan CC2 A 2 7 VIEW
13th Mar 1965 165
W
9 Oldham L A 15 9 VIEW
16th Mar 1965 166
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L H 2 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1965 167
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L A 4 5 VIEW
23rd Mar 1965 168
L
9 Wigan L H 6 10 VIEW
27th Mar 1965 169
L
9 Salford L A 8 11 VIEW
17th Apr 1965 170
W
9 Widnes L A 14 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1965 171
W
9 Swinton L H 16 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1965 172
W
9 Barrow Ch1 H 23 7 VIEW
30th Apr 1965 173
W
9 Hull Kingston Rovers Ch2 H 24 6 VIEW
15th May 1965 174
W
9 Wakefield Trinity ChSF H 10 5 VIEW
22nd May 1965 175
L
9 Halifax ChF N 7 15 VIEW
14th Aug 1965 --
L
9 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup A 9 11 VIEW
20th Aug 1965 176
W
9 Halifax L H 15 4 VIEW
24th Aug 1965 177
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 17 9 VIEW
28th Aug 1965 178
W
9 Castleford L A 19 15 VIEW
18th Sep 1965 179
W
9 Castleford L H 21 6 VIEW
27th Sep 1965 180
W
9 Widnes L A 9 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1965 181
W
9 Oldham L H 23 17 VIEW
5th Oct 1965 182
W
9 Leigh FT1 H 25 19 VIEW
9th Oct 1965 183
W
9 Barrow L H 18 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1965 184
W
9 Workington Town L H 43 4 VIEW
30th Oct 1965 185
W
9 Barrow L A 15 10 VIEW
9th Nov 1965 186
W
9 Huddersfield L H 11 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1965 187
W
9 Workington Town L A 7 3 VIEW
7th Dec 1965 188
W
9 Swinton FTSF H 9 5 VIEW
14th Dec 1965 189
L
9 Castleford FTF H 0 4 VIEW
17th Dec 1965 190
W
9 Blackpool Borough L H 21 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1966 191
W
9 Salford L H 16 3 VIEW
8th Jan 1966 192
L
9 Oldham L A 9 13 VIEW
14th Feb 1966 193
W
9 Leigh L H 17 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1966 --NPS
W
15 Wakefield Trinity CC1 A 10 0 VIEW
1st Mar 1966 194
W
9 Warrington L H 22 6 VIEW
12th Mar 1966 195
W
9 Huddersfield L A 8 7 VIEW
23rd Mar 1966 196
W
9 Leigh L A 6 5 VIEW
11th Apr 1966 197
L
9 Swinton L A 6 20 VIEW
25th Apr 1966 198
W
9 Liverpool City L A 28 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1966 199
W
15 Warrington Ch1 H 35 7 VIEW
10th Sep 1966 200
W
9 Liverpool City L A 35 12 VIEW
12th Sep 1966 201
W
9 Barrow L A 15 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1966 202
W
9 Blackpool Borough L H 25 6 VIEW
1st Nov 1966 203
D
9 Barrow FT2 A 11 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1966 204
W
9 Castleford L H 13 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1966 205
W
9 Barrow L H 16 11 VIEW
2nd Dec 1966 206
L
9 Castleford L A 7 25 VIEW
27th Dec 1966 207
W
9 Warrington L A 9 8 VIEW
21st Jan 1967 208
L
9 Workington Town L H 5 6 VIEW
4th Mar 1967 209
L
9 Leeds L A 20 26 VIEW
27th Mar 1967 210
L
9 Swinton L H 5 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 165 | LOSSES : 50 | DRAWS : 3

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