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

Robert Dagnall by Dave Dooley:
Bob Dagnall was one of the best ever Saints` hookers. Bob 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 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 5thof 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 25
1966~67 0 0 0 11
TOTALS:8 0 0 211
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1960~610001
1961~620001
1962~630002
1963~640001
1964~650001
1965~66 0001
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
5th Mar 1960 W 9 Warrington L 1959~60 A 19 16 VIEW
12th Mar 1960 W 9 Barrow L 1959~60 H 13 12 VIEW
19th Mar 1960 L 9 Halifax L 1959~60 A 15 20 VIEW
2nd Apr 1960 W 9 Swinton L 1959~60 H 46 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1960 W 9 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1960 W 9 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1960 W 9 Hull L 1959~60 A 10 7 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960 W 9 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1960 W 9 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 VIEW
6th Aug 1960 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 VIEW
13th Aug 1960 L 9 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 VIEW
15th Aug 1960 W 9 Liverpool City L 1960~61 H 17 9 VIEW
20th Aug 1960 W 9 Hunslet L 1960~61 H 22 10 VIEW
27th Aug 1960 W 9 Widnes LC1 1960~61 A 19 17 VIEW
3rd Sep 1960 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 VIEW
7th Sep 1960 W 9 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Sep 1960 W 9 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1960 W 9 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960 W 9 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1960 W 9 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 VIEW
15th Oct 1960 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 VIEW
17th Oct 1960 W 9 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1960 W 9 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 VIEW
29th Oct 1960 W 9 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960 W 9 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1960 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 VIEW
19th Nov 1960 W 9 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 VIEW
4th Feb 1961 L 9 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961 D 9 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1961 W 9 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 VIEW
18th Feb 1961 W 9 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1961 W 9 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 VIEW
4th Mar 1961 W 9 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1961 W 9 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 VIEW
27th Mar 1961 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 VIEW
1st Apr 1961 L 9 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 VIEW
8th Apr 1961 W 9 Hull L 1960~61 A 9 4 VIEW
19th Apr 1961 W 9 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961 L 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1961 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 VIEW
6th May 1961 L 9 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961 W 9 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 VIEW
19th Aug 1961 W 9 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 VIEW
26th Aug 1961 L 9 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 VIEW
2nd Sep 1961 W 9 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 W 9 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 W 9 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961 W 9 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 W 9 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1961 W 9 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1961 L 9 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1961 W 9 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961 L 9 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 VIEW
16th Dec 1961 L 9 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 VIEW
6th Jan 1962 W 9 Barrow L 1961~62 H 30 6 VIEW
13th Jan 1962 L 9 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1962 W 9 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1962 L 9 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 VIEW
3rd Feb 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1961~62 H 36 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1962 W 9 Salford CC1 1961~62 A 15 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1962 W 9 Salford L 1961~62 H 17 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1962 L 9 Leigh L 1961~62 A 6 7 VIEW
3rd Mar 1962 L 9 Huddersfield CC2 1961~62 H 2 13 VIEW
24th Mar 1962 W 9 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 VIEW
31st Mar 1962 W 9 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1962 W 9 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 VIEW
9th Apr 1962 W 9 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1962 L 9 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 VIEW
21st Apr 1962 W 9 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 VIEW
23rd Apr 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1962 L 9 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 VIEW
2nd May 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1961~62 A 16 9 VIEW
7th May 1962 W 9 SHAPE Indians* Fr 1962~63 H 43 8 VIEW
10th Aug 1962 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1962~63 H 33 2 VIEW
18th Aug 1962 W 9 Salford WDC 1962~63 A 35 24 VIEW
22nd Aug 1962 W 9 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 VIEW
30th Aug 1962 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 A 16 9 VIEW
1st Sep 1962 W 9 Salford WDC 1962~63 H 59 0 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1962 W 9 Liverpool City LC1 1962~63 H 22 0 VIEW
15th Sep 1962 W 9 Leigh WDC 1962~63 A 20 10 VIEW
18th Sep 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough LC2 1962~63 A 14 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1962 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 H 32 3 VIEW
6th Oct 1962 L 9 Warrington L 1962~63 A 13 21 VIEW
9th Oct 1962 L 9 Widnes WDCSF 1962~63 H 9 10 VIEW
13th Oct 1962 D 9 Castleford L 1962~63 H 10 10 VIEW
20th Oct 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1962~63 A 22 9 VIEW
27th Oct 1962 W 9 Swinton LCF 1962~63 N 7 4 VIEW
3rd Nov 1962 L 9 Leeds L 1962~63 A 7 14 VIEW
10th Nov 1962 L 9 Warrington L 1962~63 H 2 4 VIEW
17th Nov 1962 W 9 Castleford L 1962~63 A 8 7 VIEW
24th Nov 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1962~63 H 36 3 VIEW
1st Dec 1962 L 9 Workington Town L 1962~63 A 5 8 VIEW
15th Dec 1962 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 A 7 10 VIEW
22nd Dec 1962 W 9 Hull L 1962~63 H 27 14 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1963 L 9 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 A 2 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1963 L 9 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 VIEW
23rd Mar 1963 W 9 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1963 W 9 Wigan L 1962~63 H 20 11 VIEW
30th Mar 1963 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 VIEW
1st Apr 1963 W 9 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1963 W 9 Halifax L 1962~63 H 33 3 VIEW
20th Apr 1963 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 H 18 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1963 L 9 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 VIEW
29th Apr 1963 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 VIEW
4th May 1963 W 9 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 VIEW
6th May 1963 W 9 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 VIEW
13th May 1963 W 9 Widnes L 1962~63 H 14 6 VIEW
18th May 1963 W 9 Bramley L 1962~63 A 21 9 VIEW
25th May 1963 W 9 Halifax L 1962~63 A 33 5 VIEW
27th May 1963 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 H 16 15 VIEW
30th May 1963 W 9 Oldham L 1962~63 A 24 9 VIEW
17th Aug 1963 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1963~64 H 34 8 VIEW
24th Aug 1963 L 9 Huddersfield L 1963~64 H 7 10 VIEW
28th Aug 1963 W 9 Castleford L 1963~64 H 20 11 VIEW
31st Aug 1963 W 9 Keighley L 1963~64 A 18 6 VIEW
2nd Sep 1963 W 9 Hunslet L 1963~64 A 15 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1963 W 9 Swinton LC1 1963~64 A 12 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1963 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 H 40 5 VIEW
16th Sep 1963 W 9 Workington Town LC2 1963~64 H 28 4 VIEW
21st Sep 1963 L 9 Halifax L 1963~64 A 5 13 VIEW
23rd Sep 1963 W 9 Warrington LCSF 1963~64 A 21 14 VIEW
28th Sep 1963 L 9 Australia Tour 1963~64 H 2 8 VIEW
19th Oct 1963 W 9 Hull L 1963~64 H 11 10 VIEW
26th Oct 1963 W 9 Leigh LCF 1963~64 N 15 4 VIEW
2nd Nov 1963 W 9 Warrington L 1963~64 H 19 8 VIEW
30th Nov 1963 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 H 16 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1963 W 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 A 8 7 VIEW
14th Dec 1963 L 9 Halifax L 1963~64 H 12 13 VIEW
28th Dec 1963 W 9 Workington Town L 1963~64 A 5 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1964 L 9 Swinton L 1963~64 H 6 8 VIEW
4th Jan 1964 W 9 Salford WDC 1963~64 A 15 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1964 L 9 Hunslet L 1963~64 H 10 12 VIEW
28th Mar 1964 W 9 Salford WDC 1963~64 H 24 13 VIEW
11th Apr 1964 W 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 H 24 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1964 W 9 Whitehaven WDC 1963~64 A 3 0 VIEW
18th Apr 1964 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 A 32 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1964 W 9 Wigan L 1963~64 A 22 13 VIEW
25th Apr 1964 W 9 Widnes L 1963~64 A 19 8 VIEW
1st May 1964 W 9 Oldham WDCSF 1963~64 H 22 11 VIEW
6th May 1964 W 9 Hull L 1963~64 A 17 9 VIEW
22nd Aug 1964 W 9 Leigh L 1964~65 A 19 6 VIEW
24th Aug 1964 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 H 28 4 VIEW
29th Aug 1964 W 9 Widnes L 1964~65 H 29 6 VIEW
31st Aug 1964 W 9 Whitehaven L 1964~65 A 15 5 VIEW
5th Sep 1964 W 9 Liverpool City LC1 1964~65 A 41 11 VIEW
19th Sep 1964 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 A 17 6 VIEW
26th Sep 1964 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 VIEW
29th Sep 1964 W 9 Warrington LCSF 1964~65 A 10 8 VIEW
3rd Oct 1964 W 9 Workington Town L 1964~65 H 32 6 VIEW
10th Oct 1964 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 A 31 9 VIEW
24th Oct 1964 W 9 Swinton LCF 1964~65 N 12 4 VIEW
31st Oct 1964 W 9 Oldham L 1964~65 H 22 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1964 W 9 Warrington L 1964~65 H 26 10 VIEW
14th Nov 1964 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 A 25 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1964 W 9 Barrow L 1964~65 H 37 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1964 W 9 Leigh L 1964~65 H 10 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1965 W 9 Swinton L 1964~65 A 11 5 VIEW
9th Jan 1965 W 9 Liverpool City L 1964~65 H 23 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1965 L 9 Warrington L 1964~65 A 4 6 VIEW
27th Jan 1965 W 9 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl 1964~65 H 19 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1965 W 9 Castleford CC1 1964~65 H 22 9 VIEW
13th Feb 1965 L 9 Workington Town L 1964~65 A 3 4 VIEW
16th Feb 1965 W 9 Salford L 1964~65 H 12 6 VIEW
20th Feb 1965 W 9 Huddersfield L 1964~65 H 28 6 VIEW
27th Feb 1965 L 9 Wigan CC2 1964~65 A 2 7 VIEW
13th Mar 1965 W 9 Oldham L 1964~65 A 15 9 VIEW
16th Mar 1965 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 H 2 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1965 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 A 4 5 VIEW
23rd Mar 1965 L 9 Wigan L 1964~65 H 6 10 VIEW
27th Mar 1965 L 9 Salford L 1964~65 A 8 11 VIEW
17th Apr 1965 W 9 Widnes L 1964~65 A 14 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1965 W 9 Swinton L 1964~65 H 16 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1965 W 9 Barrow Ch1 1964~65 H 23 7 VIEW
30th Apr 1965 W 9 Hull K.R. Ch2 1964~65 H 24 6 VIEW
15th May 1965 W 9 Wakefield Trinity ChSF 1964~65 H 10 5 VIEW
22nd May 1965 L 9 Halifax ChF 1964~65 N 7 15 VIEW
14th Aug 1965 L 9 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 VIEW
20th Aug 1965 W 9 Halifax L 1965~66 H 15 4 VIEW
24th Aug 1965 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1965~66 A 17 9 VIEW
28th Aug 1965 W 9 Castleford L 1965~66 A 19 15 VIEW
18th Sep 1965 W 9 Castleford L 1965~66 H 21 6 VIEW
27th Sep 1965 W 9 Widnes L 1965~66 A 9 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1965 W 9 Oldham L 1965~66 H 23 17 VIEW
5th Oct 1965 W 9 Leigh FT1 1965~66 H 25 19 VIEW
9th Oct 1965 W 9 Barrow L 1965~66 H 18 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1965 W 9 Workington Town L 1965~66 H 43 4 VIEW
30th Oct 1965 W 9 Barrow L 1965~66 A 15 10 VIEW
9th Nov 1965 W 9 Huddersfield L 1965~66 H 11 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1965 W 9 Workington Town L 1965~66 A 7 3 VIEW
7th Dec 1965 W 9 Swinton FTSF 1965~66 H 9 5 VIEW
14th Dec 1965 L 9 Castleford FTF 1965~66 H 0 4 VIEW
17th Dec 1965 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1965~66 H 21 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1966 W 9 Salford L 1965~66 H 16 3 VIEW
8th Jan 1966 L 9 Oldham L 1965~66 A 9 13 VIEW
14th Feb 1966 W 9 Leigh L 1965~66 H 17 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1966 W 15 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1965~66 A 10 0 Y VIEW
1st Mar 1966 W 9 Warrington L 1965~66 H 22 6 VIEW
12th Mar 1966 W 9 Huddersfield L 1965~66 A 8 7 VIEW
23rd Mar 1966 W 9 Leigh L 1965~66 A 6 5 VIEW
11th Apr 1966 L 9 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 VIEW
25th Apr 1966 W 9 Liverpool City L 1965~66 A 28 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1966 W 15 Warrington Ch1 1965~66 H 35 7 VIEW
10th Sep 1966 W 9 Liverpool City L 1966~67 A 35 12 VIEW
12th Sep 1966 W 9 Barrow L 1966~67 A 15 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1966 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 VIEW
1st Nov 1966 D 9 Barrow FT2 1966~67 A 11 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1966 W 9 Castleford L 1966~67 H 13 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1966 W 9 Barrow L 1966~67 H 16 11 VIEW
2nd Dec 1966 L 9 Castleford L 1966~67 A 7 25 VIEW
27th Dec 1966 W 9 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 VIEW
21st Jan 1967 L 9 Workington Town L 1966~67 H 5 6 VIEW
4th Mar 1967 L 9 Leeds L 1966~67 A 20 26 VIEW
27th Mar 1967 L 9 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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