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David Cairns (rugby league)

David Cairns
Personal information
Full name David Cairns
Born Askam and Ireleth
Playing information
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–87 Barrow 341 80 7 289
1987–90 Salford
1990–92 Barrow
Total 341 80 7 0 289
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1981–≥86 Cumbria
1984 England 1 0 0 0 0
1984 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0

David Cairns (born Askam and Ireleth) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, '80s and '90s playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Cumbria, and at club level for Barrow (twice), and Salford, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7.[1]

Playing career

International honours

David Cairns won a cap for England while at Barrow in 1984 against Wales, and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1984 against France (2 matches).[2]

County honours

David Cairns represented Cumbria from circa-1981 to circa-1986.[1]

Rugby League County Cup final appearances

David Cairns played Scrum-half/Halfback, and was man of the match in Barrow's 12-8 victory over Widnes in the 1983–84 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 1 October 1983,[3] and played Scrum-half/Halfback in Salford's 17-22 defeat to Wigan in the 1988–89 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 23 October 1988.[4]

Club career

In 1987, David Cairns went from Barrow for a Salford club record fee, that was fixed by tribunal at £35,000[5] (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £101,000 in 2009).[6]


External links

  • International Statistics at
  • Statistics at
  • Back on the Wembley trail
  • Barrow RL’s great Britons
  • Cairns and Szymala set for Barrow RL Hall of Fame – again
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