Bob Dagnall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
30-01-1932
N/A
Date unknown.
Rochdale Hornets
05-03-1960 v Warrington
Swinton
1967- St.Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1959-1966
210 (1)
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 V
12th Mar 1960 W 9 Barrow L 1959~60 H 13 12 V
19th Mar 1960 L 9 Halifax L 1959~60 A 15 20 V
2nd Apr 1960 W 9 Swinton L 1959~60 H 46 10 V
15th Apr 1960 W 9 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 V
16th Apr 1960 W 9 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 V
18th Apr 1960 W 9 Hull L 1959~60 A 10 7 V
23rd Apr 1960 W 9 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 1 V
26th Apr 1960 W 9 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 V
6th Aug 1960 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 V
13th Aug 1960 L 9 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 V
15th Aug 1960 W 9 Liverpool City L 1960~61 H 17 9 V
20th Aug 1960 W 9 Hunslet L 1960~61 H 22 10 V
27th Aug 1960 W 9 Widnes LC1 1960~61 A 19 17 V
3rd Sep 1960 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 V
7th Sep 1960 W 9 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 V
10th Sep 1960 W 9 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 V
17th Sep 1960 W 9 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 V
21st Sep 1960 W 9 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 V
26th Sep 1960 W 9 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 V
15th Oct 1960 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 V
17th Oct 1960 W 9 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 V
22nd Oct 1960 W 9 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 V
29th Oct 1960 W 9 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 V
5th Nov 1960 W 9 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 V
12th Nov 1960 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 V
19th Nov 1960 W 9 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 V
4th Feb 1961 L 9 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 V
11th Feb 1961 D 9 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 V
16th Feb 1961 W 9 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 V
18th Feb 1961 W 9 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 V
25th Feb 1961 W 9 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 V
4th Mar 1961 W 9 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 1 V
25th Mar 1961 W 9 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 V
27th Mar 1961 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 V
1st Apr 1961 L 9 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 V
8th Apr 1961 W 9 Hull L 1960~61 A 9 4 V
19th Apr 1961 W 9 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
22nd Apr 1961 L 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 2 V
29th Apr 1961 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 V
6th May 1961 L 9 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 V
13th May 1961 W 9 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 V
12th Aug 1961 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 V
19th Aug 1961 W 9 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 V
26th Aug 1961 L 9 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 V
2nd Sep 1961 W 9 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 V
9th Sep 1961 W 9 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 V
12th Sep 1961 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
16th Sep 1961 W 9 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 V
2nd Oct 1961 W 9 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 V
7th Oct 1961 W 9 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 V
10th Oct 1961 W 9 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 V
28th Oct 1961 L 9 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 V
11th Nov 1961 W 9 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 V
18th Nov 1961 L 9 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 V
16th Dec 1961 L 9 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 V
6th Jan 1962 W 9 Barrow L 1961~62 H 30 6 V
13th Jan 1962 L 9 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 V
20th Jan 1962 W 9 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 V
27th Jan 1962 L 9 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 V
3rd Feb 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1961~62 H 36 5 V
10th Feb 1962 W 9 Salford CC1 1961~62 A 15 2 V
17th Feb 1962 W 9 Salford L 1961~62 H 17 12 V
24th Feb 1962 L 9 Leigh L 1961~62 A 6 7 V
3rd Mar 1962 L 9 Huddersfield CC2 1961~62 H 2 13 V
24th Mar 1962 W 9 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 V
31st Mar 1962 W 9 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 V
3rd Apr 1962 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 V
7th Apr 1962 W 9 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 V
9th Apr 1962 W 9 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 1 V
14th Apr 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 V
20th Apr 1962 L 9 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 V
21st Apr 1962 W 9 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
23rd Apr 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 V
28th Apr 1962 L 9 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 V
2nd May 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1961~62 A 16 9 V
7th May 1962 W 9 SHAPE Indians* Fr 1962~63 H 43 8 V
10th Aug 1962 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1962~63 H 33 2 V
18th Aug 1962 W 9 Salford WDC 1962~63 A 35 24 V
22nd Aug 1962 W 9 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 V
25th Aug 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 V
30th Aug 1962 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 A 16 9 V
1st Sep 1962 W 9 Salford WDC 1962~63 H 59 0 1 V
8th Sep 1962 W 9 Liverpool City LC1 1962~63 H 22 0 V
15th Sep 1962 W 9 Leigh WDC 1962~63 A 20 10 V
18th Sep 1962 W 9 Blackpool Borough LC2 1962~63 A 14 3 V
22nd Sep 1962 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 H 32 3 V
6th Oct 1962 L 9 Warrington L 1962~63 A 13 21 V
9th Oct 1962 L 9 Widnes WDCSF 1962~63 H 9 10 V
13th Oct 1962 D 9 Castleford L 1962~63 H 10 10 V
20th Oct 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1962~63 A 22 9 V
27th Oct 1962 W 9 Swinton LCF 1962~63 N 7 4 V
3rd Nov 1962 L 9 Leeds L 1962~63 A 7 14 V
10th Nov 1962 L 9 Warrington L 1962~63 H 2 4 V
17th Nov 1962 W 9 Castleford L 1962~63 A 8 7 V
24th Nov 1962 W 9 Huddersfield L 1962~63 H 36 3 V
1st Dec 1962 L 9 Workington Town L 1962~63 A 5 8 V
15th Dec 1962 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 A 7 10 V
22nd Dec 1962 W 9 Hull L 1962~63 H 27 14 1 V
9th Mar 1963 L 9 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 A 2 3 V
11th Mar 1963 L 9 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 V
23rd Mar 1963 W 9 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 V
26th Mar 1963 W 9 Wigan L 1962~63 H 20 11 V
30th Mar 1963 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 V
1st Apr 1963 W 9 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 1 V
6th Apr 1963 W 9 Halifax L 1962~63 H 33 3 V
20th Apr 1963 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 H 18 5 V
27th Apr 1963 L 9 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 V
29th Apr 1963 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 V
4th May 1963 W 9 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 V
6th May 1963 W 9 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 V
13th May 1963 W 9 Widnes L 1962~63 H 14 6 V
18th May 1963 W 9 Bramley L 1962~63 A 21 9 V
25th May 1963 W 9 Halifax L 1962~63 A 33 5 V
27th May 1963 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 H 16 15 V
30th May 1963 W 9 Oldham L 1962~63 A 24 9 V
17th Aug 1963 W 9 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1963~64 H 34 8 V
24th Aug 1963 L 9 Huddersfield L 1963~64 H 7 10 V
28th Aug 1963 W 9 Castleford L 1963~64 H 20 11 V
31st Aug 1963 W 9 Keighley L 1963~64 A 18 6 V
2nd Sep 1963 W 9 Hunslet L 1963~64 A 15 7 V
7th Sep 1963 W 9 Swinton LC1 1963~64 A 12 2 V
14th Sep 1963 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 H 40 5 V
16th Sep 1963 W 9 Workington Town LC2 1963~64 H 28 4 V
21st Sep 1963 L 9 Halifax L 1963~64 A 5 13 V
23rd Sep 1963 W 9 Warrington LCSF 1963~64 A 21 14 V
28th Sep 1963 L 9 Australia Tour 1963~64 H 2 8 V
19th Oct 1963 W 9 Hull L 1963~64 H 11 10 V
26th Oct 1963 W 9 Leigh LCF 1963~64 N 15 4 V
2nd Nov 1963 W 9 Warrington L 1963~64 H 19 8 V
30th Nov 1963 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 H 16 0 V
7th Dec 1963 W 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 A 8 7 V
14th Dec 1963 L 9 Halifax L 1963~64 H 12 13 V
28th Dec 1963 W 9 Workington Town L 1963~64 A 5 0 V
1st Jan 1964 L 9 Swinton L 1963~64 H 6 8 V
4th Jan 1964 W 9 Salford WDC 1963~64 A 15 5 V
11th Jan 1964 L 9 Hunslet L 1963~64 H 10 12 V
28th Mar 1964 W 9 Salford WDC 1963~64 H 24 13 V
11th Apr 1964 W 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 H 24 10 V
15th Apr 1964 W 9 Whitehaven WDC 1963~64 A 3 0 V
18th Apr 1964 W 9 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 A 32 7 V
22nd Apr 1964 W 9 Wigan L 1963~64 A 22 13 V
25th Apr 1964 W 9 Widnes L 1963~64 A 19 8 V
1st May 1964 W 9 Oldham WDCSF 1963~64 H 22 11 V
6th May 1964 W 9 Hull L 1963~64 A 17 9 V
22nd Aug 1964 W 9 Leigh L 1964~65 A 19 6 V
24th Aug 1964 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 H 28 4 V
29th Aug 1964 W 9 Widnes L 1964~65 H 29 6 V
31st Aug 1964 W 9 Whitehaven L 1964~65 A 15 5 V
5th Sep 1964 W 9 Liverpool City LC1 1964~65 A 41 11 V
19th Sep 1964 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 A 17 6 V
26th Sep 1964 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 V
29th Sep 1964 W 9 Warrington LCSF 1964~65 A 10 8 V
3rd Oct 1964 W 9 Workington Town L 1964~65 H 32 6 V
10th Oct 1964 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 A 31 9 V
24th Oct 1964 W 9 Swinton LCF 1964~65 N 12 4 V
31st Oct 1964 W 9 Oldham L 1964~65 H 22 6 V
7th Nov 1964 W 9 Warrington L 1964~65 H 26 10 V
14th Nov 1964 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 A 25 12 V
21st Nov 1964 W 9 Barrow L 1964~65 H 37 3 V
19th Dec 1964 W 9 Leigh L 1964~65 H 10 7 V
1st Jan 1965 W 9 Swinton L 1964~65 A 11 5 V
9th Jan 1965 W 9 Liverpool City L 1964~65 H 23 3 V
16th Jan 1965 L 9 Warrington L 1964~65 A 4 6 V
27th Jan 1965 W 9 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl 1964~65 H 19 2 V
6th Feb 1965 W 9 Castleford CC1 1964~65 H 22 9 V
13th Feb 1965 L 9 Workington Town L 1964~65 A 3 4 V
16th Feb 1965 W 9 Salford L 1964~65 H 12 6 V
20th Feb 1965 W 9 Huddersfield L 1964~65 H 28 6 V
27th Feb 1965 L 9 Wigan CC2 1964~65 A 2 7 V
13th Mar 1965 W 9 Oldham L 1964~65 A 15 9 V
16th Mar 1965 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 H 2 9 V
20th Mar 1965 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 A 4 5 V
23rd Mar 1965 L 9 Wigan L 1964~65 H 6 10 V
27th Mar 1965 L 9 Salford L 1964~65 A 8 11 V
17th Apr 1965 W 9 Widnes L 1964~65 A 14 2 V
19th Apr 1965 W 9 Swinton L 1964~65 H 16 5 V
24th Apr 1965 W 9 Barrow Ch1 1964~65 H 23 7 V
30th Apr 1965 W 9 Hull K.R. Ch2 1964~65 H 24 6 V
15th May 1965 W 9 Wakefield Trinity ChSF 1964~65 H 10 5 V
22nd May 1965 L 9 Halifax ChF 1964~65 N 7 15 V
14th Aug 1965 L 9 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 V
20th Aug 1965 W 9 Halifax L 1965~66 H 15 4 V
24th Aug 1965 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1965~66 A 17 9 V
28th Aug 1965 W 9 Castleford L 1965~66 A 19 15 V
18th Sep 1965 W 9 Castleford L 1965~66 H 21 6 V
27th Sep 1965 W 9 Widnes L 1965~66 A 9 4 V
1st Oct 1965 W 9 Oldham L 1965~66 H 23 17 V
5th Oct 1965 W 9 Leigh FT1 1965~66 H 25 19 V
9th Oct 1965 W 9 Barrow L 1965~66 H 18 14 V
23rd Oct 1965 W 9 Workington Town L 1965~66 H 43 4 V
30th Oct 1965 W 9 Barrow L 1965~66 A 15 10 V
9th Nov 1965 W 9 Huddersfield L 1965~66 H 11 4 V
13th Nov 1965 W 9 Workington Town L 1965~66 A 7 3 V
7th Dec 1965 W 9 Swinton FTSF 1965~66 H 9 5 V
14th Dec 1965 L 9 Castleford FTF 1965~66 H 0 4 V
17th Dec 1965 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1965~66 H 21 9 V
1st Jan 1966 W 9 Salford L 1965~66 H 16 3 V
8th Jan 1966 L 9 Oldham L 1965~66 A 9 13 V
14th Feb 1966 W 9 Leigh L 1965~66 H 17 2 V
26th Feb 1966 W 15 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1965~66 A 10 0 Y V
1st Mar 1966 W 9 Warrington L 1965~66 H 22 6 V
12th Mar 1966 W 9 Huddersfield L 1965~66 A 8 7 V
23rd Mar 1966 W 9 Leigh L 1965~66 A 6 5 V
11th Apr 1966 L 9 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 V
25th Apr 1966 W 9 Liverpool City L 1965~66 A 28 3 V
30th Apr 1966 W 15 Warrington Ch1 1965~66 H 35 7 V
10th Sep 1966 W 9 Liverpool City L 1966~67 A 35 12 V
12th Sep 1966 W 9 Barrow L 1966~67 A 15 9 V
7th Oct 1966 W 9 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 V
1st Nov 1966 D 9 Barrow FT2 1966~67 A 11 11 V
11th Nov 1966 W 9 Castleford L 1966~67 H 13 2 V
18th Nov 1966 W 9 Barrow L 1966~67 H 16 11 V
2nd Dec 1966 L 9 Castleford L 1966~67 A 7 25 V
27th Dec 1966 W 9 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 V
21st Jan 1967 L 9 Workington Town L 1966~67 H 5 6 V
4th Mar 1967 L 9 Leeds L 1966~67 A 20 26 V
27th Mar 1967 L 9 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 203 OTHER 7 = 211
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 1 Subs) = 210

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