Players Biography





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Biography

This marvellous footballer was a key part of the team which lifted the Championship trophy in 1975. David also won two BBC Floodlit Trophy medals with the Saints. He came to prominence after scoring a crucial try for Leigh when they defeated Leeds in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final.

David was equally at home at full back or wearing the number six jersey. He scored a very creditable 60 tries for the Saints, many emanating from his classic support play. This haul included no fewer than 12 braces. David even scored a couple of tries on his debut, a sign of things to come. He even kicked five goals for the club.

David became an international for England and Great Britain whilst playing at Knowlsey Road. He played in the 1975 World Cup competition for England. David continued his playing career at Widnes. Later he had a spell with Cronulla in 1977 and completed his playing days with the Fulham side.

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David Eckersley : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1972~73 19 2 0 37
1973~74 26 0 0 45
1974~75 3 0 0 22
1975~7612 3 0 22
TOTALS:60 5 0 126

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1973~74 2101
1975~760001
TOTALS:2102

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 6 29th Sep 1972 Swinton L 1972~73 H 33 12 2 0 0 View
D 1 7th Oct 1972 Oldham L 1972~73 A 12 12 0 0 0 View
L 1 10th Oct 1972 Leeds FT1 1972~73 H 6 14 0 0 0 View
W 6 13th Oct 1972 Bradford Northern L 1972~73 H 22 8 2 1 0 View
W 6 22nd Oct 1972 Dewsbury L 1972~73 A 17 12 1 0 0 View
W 6 27th Oct 1972 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 H 33 8 1 0 0 View
W 6 3rd Nov 1972 Dewsbury L 1972~73 H 12 7 0 0 0 View
L 6 15th Nov 1972 Australia Tour 1972~73 H 9 24 0 0 0 View
L 6 19th Nov 1972 Workington Town L 1972~73 A 4 12 0 0 0 View
W 6 24th Nov 1972 Featherstone Rovers JP2 1972~73 H 24 8 1 0 0 View
W 6 1st Dec 1972 Oldham L 1972~73 H 24 10 0 0 0 View
W 6 9th Dec 1972 Widnes JP3 1972~73 H 10 3 0 0 0 View
W 6 24th Dec 1972 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 A 33 14 2 0 0 View
D 6 26th Dec 1972 Wigan L 1972~73 H 15 15 0 0 0 View
W 6 1st Jan 1973 Widnes L 1972~73 A 22 10 2 0 0 View
L 6 13th Jan 1973 Leeds JPSF 1972~73 A 0 19 0 0 0 View
W 6 20th Jan 1973 Leeds L 1972~73 A 5 2 0 0 0 View
W 6 26th Jan 1973 Doncaster CC1 1972~73 H 41 0 0 0 0 View
W 6 30th Jan 1973 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 H 22 7 0 0 0 View
W 4 2nd Feb 1973 Barrow L 1972~73 H 33 2 2 0 0 View
L 6 11th Feb 1973 Warrington L 1972~73 A 11 13 0 0 0 View
L 4 18th Feb 1973 Wigan CC2 1972~73 A 2 15 0 0 0 View
L 4 23rd Feb 1973 Salford L 1972~73 A 10 15 1 0 0 View
W 4 2nd Mar 1973 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 H 29 0 2 0 0 View
L 4 7th Mar 1973 Swinton L 1972~73 A 7 11 0 0 0 View
L 6 11th Mar 1973 Whitehaven L 1972~73 A 7 9 0 0 0 View
W 6 16th Mar 1973 Salford L 1972~73 H 21 4 0 0 0 View
W 6 25th Mar 1973 Leigh L 1972~73 A 11 7 0 0 0 View
W 6 27th Mar 1973 Leeds L 1972~73 H 19 12 1 0 0 View
W 6 30th Mar 1973 Whitehaven L 1972~73 H 15 9 1 0 0 View
W 6 6th Apr 1973 Barrow L 1972~73 A 6 5 0 0 0 View
W 4 17th Apr 1973 Bradford Northern L 1972~73 A 24 8 1 0 0 View
L 4 20th Apr 1973 Wigan L 1972~73 A 2 12 0 0 0 View
W 6 23rd Apr 1973 Widnes L 1972~73 H 15 5 0 0 0 View
W 4 27th Apr 1973 Leigh Ch1 1972~73 H 29 14 0 1 0 View
W 6 2nd May 1973 Wakefield Trinity Ch2 1972~73 H 28 0 0 0 0 View
L 6 6th May 1973 Leeds ChSF 1972~73 A 2 7 0 0 0 View
L 6 10th Aug 1973 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1973~74 H 15 18 2 1 0 View
W 6 17th Aug 1973 Whitehaven L 1973~74 H 26 19 1 0 0 View
W 6 20th Aug 1973 Barrow FTP(1) 1973~74 A 12 6 1 0 0 View
W 6 24th Aug 1973 Leigh L 1973~74 A 23 2 0 0 0 View
W 6 27th Aug 1973 Barrow FTP(2) 1973~74 H 20 8 1 0 0 View
L 6 2nd Sep 1973 Workington Town LC1 1973~74 A 5 11 1 0 0 View
W 6 15th Sep 1973 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1973~74 H 34 16 0 0 0 View
W 6 21st Sep 1973 Whitehaven L 1973~74 A 26 7 1 0 0 View
W 6 30th Sep 1973 Dewsbury L 1973~74 A 21 8 1 0 0 View
W 6 5th Oct 1973 Hull K.R. L 1973~74 H 39 15 2 0 0 View
L 6 13th Oct 1973 Leeds L 1973~74 A 15 20 0 0 0 View
W 6 16th Oct 1973 Whitehaven FT1 1973~74 H 35 5 2 0 0 View
W 6 19th Oct 1973 Warrington L 1973~74 H 24 6 2 0 0 View
W 6 28th Oct 1973 Castleford L 1973~74 A 17 7 0 0 0 View
W 6 6th Nov 1973 Rochdale Hornets FT2 1973~74 H 15 7 0 0 0 View
W 6 11th Nov 1973 Warrington L 1973~74 A 11 5 1 0 0 View
W 6 13th Nov 1973 Australia Tour 1973~74 H 11 7 0 0 0 View
W 6 25th Nov 1973 Hull K.R. L 1973~74 A 14 9 0 0 0 View
L 6 4th Dec 1973 Bramley FTSF 1973~74 A 12 13 0 0 0 View
L 6 8th Dec 1973 Oldham L 1973~74 A 11 12 1 0 0 View
W 6 16th Dec 1973 Whitehaven JP2 1973~74 H 28 2 2 0 0 View
L 6 22nd Dec 1973 Featherstone Rovers L 1973~74 A 8 13 0 0 0 View
W 6 26th Dec 1973 Wigan L 1973~74 A 20 10 1 0 0 View
D 6 29th Dec 1973 Wakefield Trinity JP3 1973~74 A 18 18 1 0 0 View
W 6 6th Jan 1974 Wakefield Trinity JP3 (rep) 1973~74 H 16 10 0 0 0 View
L 6 12th Jan 1974 Warrington JPSF 1973~74 A 9 20 0 0 0 View
L 1 20th Jan 1974 Rochdale Hornets L 1973~74 A 7 11 0 0 0 View
W 1 27th Jan 1974 Salford L 1973~74 A 12 11 0 0 0 View
W 1 3rd Feb 1974 Keighley CC1 1973~74 H 27 5 2 0 0 View
W 1 10th Feb 1974 Featherstone Rovers L 1973~74 H 8 0 1 0 0 View
W 1 17th Feb 1974 Rochdale Hornets L 1973~74 H 38 5 0 0 0 View
W 1 24th Feb 1974 Bramley CC2 1973~74 H 10 5 1 0 0 View
W 1 3rd Mar 1974 Castleford L 1973~74 H 25 5 0 0 0 View
L 1 10th Mar 1974 Leigh CC3 1973~74 A 5 11 0 0 0 View
W 1 16th Mar 1974 Bramley L 1973~74 A 20 4 0 0 0 View
D 1 19th Mar 1974 Salford L 1973~74 H 19 19 0 0 0 View
L 1 26th Mar 1974 Widnes L 1973~74 H 0 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 31st Mar 1974 Oldham L 1973~74 H 33 12 1 0 0 View
W 6 5th Apr 1974 Leeds L 1973~74 H 17 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 10th Apr 1974 Wakefield Trinity L 1973~74 A 15 2 0 0 0 View
D 6 12th Apr 1974 Wigan L 1973~74 H 9 9 1 0 0 View
L 6 15th Apr 1974 Widnes L 1973~74 A 9 12 0 0 0 View
W 6 17th Apr 1974 Bramley L 1973~74 H 19 13 1 0 0 View
W 6 28th Apr 1974 Castleford MCC2 1973~74 H 25 9 1 0 0 View
W 6 3rd May 1974 Leeds MCCSF 1973~74 A 23 10 0 0 0 View
L 6 18th May 1974 Warrington MCCF 1973~74 N 12 13 0 0 0 View
W 6 25th Oct 1974 Rochdale Hornets L 1974~75 H 23 5 0 0 0 View
L 14 12th Nov 1974 Salford FT2 1974~75 H 7 11 0 0 0 View
W 6 15th Nov 1974 Bramley L 1974~75 H 12 10 0 0 0 View
L 14 24th Nov 1974 Wakefield Trinity L 1974~75 A 5 13 0 0 0 View
W 6 29th Nov 1974 Castleford L 1974~75 H 17 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 15th Dec 1974 Warrington L 1974~75 H 20 2 1 0 0 View
D 6 21st Dec 1974 Castleford L 1974~75 A 10 10 1 0 0 View
W 6 26th Dec 1974 Wigan L 1974~75 H 20 7 0 0 0 View
W 6 29th Dec 1974 Salford L 1974~75 A 14 0 0 0 0 View
W 6 12th Jan 1975 Keighley L 1974~75 A 13 5 0 0 0 View
L 6 25th Jan 1975 Leeds L 1974~75 A 10 11 0 0 0 View
W 6 2nd Feb 1975 Salford L 1974~75 H 18 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 8th Feb 1975 Bramley CC1 1974~75 A 30 5 1 0 0 View
W 6 12th Feb 1975 Bradford Northern L 1974~75 H 20 11 0 0 0 View
L 6 22nd Feb 1975 Wakefield Trinity CC2 1974~75 A 9 13 0 0 0 View
L 6 7th Mar 1975 Featherstone Rovers L 1974~75 H 8 12 0 0 0 View
W 6 11th Mar 1975 Wakefield Trinity L 1974~75 H 16 6 0 0 0 View
W 1 14th Mar 1975 Rochdale Hornets L 1974~75 A 4 2 0 0 0 View
W 6 23rd Mar 1975 Bradford Northern L 1974~75 A 26 15 0 0 0 View
W 6 28th Mar 1975 Wigan L 1974~75 A 21 2 0 0 0 View
W 3 6th Apr 1975 York L 1974~75 A 10 9 0 0 0 View
W 6 15th Apr 1975 Dewsbury L 1974~75 H 36 14 0 0 0 View
L 6 8th Aug 1975 Salford* Fr Gallie Cup 1975~76 A 15 17 0 0 0 View
W 6 17th Aug 1975 Swinton L 1975~76 A 10 8 0 0 0 View
W 6 22nd Aug 1975 Featherstone Rovers L 1975~76 H 17 3 1 0 0 View
W 7 31st Aug 1975 Oldham LC1 1975~76 A 19 17 0 0 0 View
W 6 6th Sep 1975 Huddersfield L 1975~76 A 22 21 3 0 0 View
W 6 14th Sep 1975 Swinton LC2 1975~76 A 17 2 0 0 0 View
W 6 16th Sep 1975 Leeds L 1975~76 H 24 2 2 0 0 View
L 6 23rd Sep 1975 Salford LCSF 1975~76 H 8 21 0 0 0 View
W 6 28th Sep 1975 Blackpool Borough JP1 1975~76 A 36 11 1 0 0 View
L 6 5th Oct 1975 Featherstone Rovers L 1975~76 A 15 29 0 3 0 View
W 4 8th Oct 1975 Rochdale Hornets FTP 1975~76 A 15 7 0 0 0 View
W 6 9th Nov 1975 Batley JP2 1975~76 H 47 9 1 0 0 View
W 6 16th Nov 1975 Castleford L 1975~76 H 22 9 0 0 0 View
W 6 18th Nov 1975 Hull FT2 1975~76 H 36 13 1 0 0 View
L 6 22nd Nov 1975 Hull JP3 1975~76 A 8 9 0 0 0 View
W 6 30th Nov 1975 Huddersfield L 1975~76 H 47 3 2 0 0 View
W 6 2nd Dec 1975 Barrow FTSF 1975~76 H 11 9 1 0 0 View
W 14 14th Dec 1975 Oldham L AB 1975~76 A 15 3 0 0 0 Y View
W 14 16th Dec 1975 Dewsbury FTF 1975~76 H 22 2 0 0 0 Y View
D 6 26th Dec 1975 Wigan L 1975~76 A 12 12 0 0 0 View
W 3 28th Dec 1975 Hull K.R. L 1975~76 A 18 4 0 0 0 View
W 14 1st Jan 1976 Widnes L 1975~76 H 12 4 0 0 0 View
W 3 11th Jan 1976 Bradford Northern L 1975~76 H 19 7 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 122 OTHER 2 = 126
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 3 Subs) = 124
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