Darrel Chapman

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Darrel Barrie Chapman
Born
Saturday, 11th September, 1937
Died
Friday, 9th October, 1992 (Aged 55 years and 28 days)

Biography

Kempsey fullback played for Northern NSW against NZ in 1959 before forcing his way into the NSW side. Chosen for the 1959-60 Kangaroo tour, Chapman played in 18 matches (no Tests) before coming to Souths. He captained the Rabbitohs for four seasons from 1961-64 and after his retirement, built a prominent career in coaching and administration. Chapman served on the NSWRL coaching panel and held positions with the NSW Department of Sport, the Australian Coaching Education Council and the National Rugby League Coaching Scheme. A teacher who moved into the sports science field with the Lismore campus of the University of New England, Chapman lost a long battle with cancer in 1992 at the age of 55.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1960 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1960 1 1 0   0 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1959 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1959 1 1 0   0 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1960 ? 4 -   - 12  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1961 ? 1 -   - 3  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1962 ? 3 -   - 9  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1963 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1964 ? 2 -   - 6  
Overall 1960-1964 ? 10 0   0 30 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1960-64 ? 10 -   - 30 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1960-1964 ? 10 0   0 30 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Bill Haydon says: Darrell was born in 1937 and played 73 games for Souths between 1960-64 and 1 game for NSW. (03/10/2009)

Alberto Rosso says: Chapman was a phys ed teacher in the early 60s at a number of schools including Homebush Boys High. Subsequently he went on to become a leading academic in the field of sports science at what is now Southern Cross University. His life and career are memorialised in annual Darrel Chapman Fun Run in Lismore, NSW.

Note to eds short bio and image at http://dcfr.scu.edu.au/index.php/7/

Note to editor (22/10/2011)

barry grier says: Followed SOUTHS in my younger years,and still remember Darrel Chapman as one of the great fullbacks of that era,was an exciting player to watch.. (30/09/2012)

Mick Cawley says: Darrel was my primary school teacher at Condell Park Primary School in the early sixties and of course the coach of the six stone sevens school footy team. Naturally we won the comp that year. He was probably the best teacher i had all through school. I was just looking at an old photo of the team which is why i googled the name.
Sorry to hear of his passing (24/10/2013)

hugh fletcher says: I first met Darryl when he was a student at Woodlawn College in Lismore. I was a student at Grafton High School at the time and played football against him during interschool football carnivals. He was a very talented footballer, as was the entire Woodlawn College who produced many fine footballers over the years. I also met Darryl on many occasions when I was working and living in Armidale, he was a student at the Armidale Teachers College. (27/10/2013)

Norm Lunn (Junior) says: In the late 1950,s Darrel taught at the Lower Creek Public School which is located half way between Kempsey and Armidale on the Macleay River
After school he used to practice his goal kicking and I was the bunny that had to retrieve the ball after each attempt
He used to board at the Lower Creek Post Office while teaching and would travel to Kempsey CYM every weekend (14/03/2016)

Bruce Pryor says: Darrel was a teacher at Randwick Boys High School when I was a student there. He coached us in 3rd grade Rugby in 1966 and we went through to win the comp that year by having only one try scored against us for the entire season and that occurred in the final . He was an inspiration to me and I always think fondly of him and was sad when I heard of his passing. (02/02/2017)

R senior says: I went to Randwick Boys High from 1964 to 1968 Darrel Chapman was the sports master at that time & was assisted by Alan Cardy. Darrel was a huge inspiration to me in those years as i was recovering from surgery to my feet, many fond memories of those days, a great Rabbitoh as well, taken way too early. (12/08/2018)

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