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Donald Campbell (1919 – 12 September 1944) was a Chilean rugby union player. He played as a centre. Of Scottish descent, his father, Colin played football for Chile while his younger brother Ian also played rugby for Chile.[1]

He played, like his brother, for Prince of Wales Country Club, from Santiago. He was an international player for Chile in two matches. The first took place on 12 August 1938 against Argentina in Buenos Aires. Chile lost 3-33. It was Chile's third international.[1]

A dual British and Chilean citizen, he joined the Royal Air Force, in 1941. He was a pilot in RAF Bomber Command, being killed in action during a raid over Germany, on 12 September 1944.

He was inducted at the IRB Hall of Fame in May 2012, among his brother Ian Campbell, who was present. Donald was represented by his son, Colin. Ian Campbell said:

This is a huge honour for me and I couldn't be more pleased at the fact that Donald has been included in this induction as well. He was my sporting hero. So much so that as a young boy all I wanted was to be able someday to play rugby, cricket or hockey (at all of which he excelled) with him when I grew up.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Chris Thau (15 May 2008). "Birthday accolade for father of Chilean rugby". IRB. Archived from the original on 10 September 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ Chilean rugby greats added to Hall of Fame, 26 May 2012 Archived 29 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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