Albert Halsall

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Albert Halsall
Personal information
Full nameAlbert Halsall
Born19 April 1942
Wigan district, England
Died25 August 2011(2011-08-25) (aged 69)
Wigan, Greater Manchester, England
Playing information
Weight15 st 7 lb (98 kg)
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≤1966–66 Salford
1966–70 St. Helens 114+8130039
1970–≥70 Swinton
1972–73 Oldham RLFC 41003
Total126140042
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≥1966–≤70 Lancashire 3
Source: [1]

Albert Halsall (19 April 1942 [2] – 25 August 2011) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Lancashire, and at club level for Salford, St. Helens (Heritage № 831), Swinton and Oldham RLFC (Heritage № 757), as a prop, or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

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Background

Albert Halsall's birth was registered in Wigan district, Lancashire, and his death aged 69 was registered in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Playing career

County honours

Albert Halsall represented Lancashire on three occasions while at St. Helens. [3]

Championship Final appearances

Albert Halsall played left-prop, i.e. number 8, scored 3-tries, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in St. Helens' 35–12 victory over Halifax in the Championship Final during the 1965–66 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 May 1966, in front of a crowd of 30,165, and played left-prop in St. Helens' 24–12 victory over Leeds in the Championship Final during the 1969–70 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 16 May 1970.

County League Championships

Albert Halsall played in St. Helens' victories in the Lancashire County League during the 1965–66 season, 1966–67 season and 1968–69 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Albert Halsall played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in St. Helens' 21–2 victory over Wigan in the 1966 Challenge Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 21 May 1966, in front of a crowd of 98,536.

County Cup Final appearances

Albert Halsall played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in St. Helens' 4–7 defeat by Leigh in the 1970 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 November 1970, and played left-prop in Swinton's 11–25 defeat by Salford in the 1972 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 21 October 1972.

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References

  1. Saints Heritage Society profile
  2. "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. "Profile at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.