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11 June 1949 |
Pontefract, West Riding of Yorkshire
|1977–80||Hull Kingston Rovers|
Allan Agar ( ) birth registered in Pontefract, is an English rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, and coach of the 1980s and '90s, playing at club level for Featherstone Rovers (twice), Dewsbury, New Hunslet, Hull Kingston Rovers, Wakefield Trinity (captain) (Heritage #878), and Carlisle, as a Scrum-half, i.e. number 7, and coaching at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Bramley, and Rochdale Hornets. Allan Agar was a pupil at Normanton Grammar School alongside rugby league players Mick Morgan, and Stuart Carlton. Allan Agar is the father of the rugby league player and coach Richard Agar.11 June 1949
Allan Agar played Scrum-half in Dewsbury's 22-13 victory over Leeds in the 1972–73 Rugby Football League Championship final at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 19 May 1973, played Scrum-half in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in 1977–78 season's 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977 , the 26-11 defeat to Hull in 1979–80 season's 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final at The Boulevard, Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979, the 1979–80 Rugby Football League Championship winning season, and the 10-5 victory over Hull in 1979–80 Wembley Stadium final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 3 May 1980.
Agar coached Featherstone Rovers to one of the biggest upsets in Wembley history that year, when they defeated Hull in the 1983 Challenge Cup final. He then went on to win the Man of Steel Award in 1983.
He later coached Rochdale Hornets from July 1989 until January 1991. Since then Agar was appointed CEO of the Featherstone Rovers.
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Player statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Coach statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Agar eager for a new challenge as battered Hull seek salvation in - article from The Independent (london)
- Cup heroes: Roger Millward
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