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WARRINGTON Rugby League legend Dave Chisnall died earlier today aged 64 after a long battle with cancer.
The popular prop forward who had a reputation as one of the games likeable tough guys, had two spells with Warrington, from 1971-75 before leaving after a fall out with boss Alex Murphy to join Swinton.
But the fans favourite returned to Wilderspool in 1981/82 where he completed 210 games scoring 29 tries.
One of four sporting brothers, he was a member of the all conquering team from the 72-75 era during the club’s best ever trophy success, lifting the Captain Morgan Trophy, the Player’s No6 Trophy, the Challenge Cup and the Club Championship during 1973/74, following the League Leaders’ rose bowl in 1972/73.
He skippered the team in Challenge Cup Final defeat to Widnes in 1975 before moving to Swinton later that year.
A member of Wolves’ hall of fame, he gained international honours with Great Britain, England and Lancashire.
He also played for his home town club St Helens, Leigh and Barrow.

Chissy is pictured celebrating probably his most memorable try against Bradford Northern at Wilderspool during his second spell at the club.
Pictures Eddie Whitham


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