Allan Agar

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Allan Agar
Personal information
Born (1949-06-11) 11 June 1949 (age 65)
Pontefract, West Riding of Yorkshire
Playing information
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1967–70 Featherstone Rovers
1970–75 Dewsbury
1975–77 New Hunslet
1977–80 Hull Kingston Rovers
1980–81 Wakefield Trinity 31 4 3 8
1981–82 Carlisle
1982–83 Featherstone Rovers
Total 31 4 3 8 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
≤1982–≥85 Featherstone Rovers
≤1986–≥87 Bramley
1989–91 Rochdale Hornets
Total 0 0 0 0

Allan Agar ( (1949-06-11) 11 June 1949 (age 65)[1]) 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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