Edgar Wrigley

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Edgar Wrigley
Personal information
Born (1886-06-15)15 June 1886
Masterton, New Zealand
Died 2 June 1958(1958-06-02) (aged 71)
Huddersfield, England
Playing information
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Rugby union
Position Second five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1903–07 Wairarapa 18
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1905–05 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Position Wing, Centre, Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Runcorn
Huddersfield
Hunslet
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1907–08 New Zealand 8 0 10 0 20
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1927–31 Hull
Bradford Northern
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: Scrum.com RLP

Edgar Wrigley was a New Zealand rugby footballer who represented his country in both rugby union and rugby league.

Early years[edit]

Wrigley was born in Masterton, New Zealand and was a plumber by trade.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

Wrigley played rugby union for the Red Star club in Masterton and between 1903 and 1907 he played 18 games for Wairarapa. His brothers, Harry and Tom, also represented the Union.

When Wrigley made his All Blacks debut in 1905 he was only 19 years 79 days of age and was the youngest person to play a test for the All Blacks. This record stood until 1994, when it was broken by Jonah Lomu.

Rugby league career[edit]

Wrigley was selected to be part of the professional All Blacks 1907-1908 tour of Australia and Great Britain. He played in eight tests for the Kiwis and was noted for his goalkicking abilities.[1]

Following the tour Wrigley returned to Britain for a full-time professional career, signed with Runcorn for £400 and a guarantee of employment as a plumber.[1] He later moved to Huddersfield before joining Hunslet for a fee of £550.[2]

He later coached Hull[3] and Bradford Northern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Haynes From All Blacks to All Golds: Rugby League's Pioneers, Christchurch, Ryan and Haynes, 1996. ISBN 0-473-03864-1
  2. ^ Derek Birley Land of sport and glory: sport and British society, 1887-1910, 1995. ISBN 0-7190-4494-4
  3. ^ "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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