Allan Agar

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Allan Agar
Personal information
Born (1949-06-11) 11 June 1949 (age 67)
Pontefract, West Riding of Yorkshire
Playing information
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1967–70 Featherstone Rovers
1970–75 Dewsbury
1975–77 New Hunslet
1977–80 Hull Kingston Rovers 78+21 32 16 18 146
1980–81 Wakefield Trinity 31 4 3 8
1981–82 Carlisle
1982–83 Featherstone Rovers
Total 130 36 19 26 146
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
198?–8? Featherstone Rovers
198?–8? Bramley
1989–91 Rochdale Hornets
Total 0 0 0 0

Allan Agar ((1949-06-11)11 June 1949)[1] is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, and 1980s, and coach of the 1980s, and 1990s. He played at club level for Featherstone Rovers (twice), Dewsbury, New Hunslet, Hull Kingston Rovers, Wakefield Trinity (captain) (Heritage № 878), and Carlisle, as a scrum half back, i.e. number 7. Agar then coached at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Bramley, and Rochdale Hornets. Allan Agar is the father of the rugby league player and coach Richard Agar.

Background[edit]

Born in West Riding of Yorkshire, Agar was a pupil at Normanton Grammar School alongside rugby league players Mick Morgan, and Stuart Carlton.

Playing career[edit]

Allan Agar played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Dewsbury's 9-36 defeat by Leeds in the 1972 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, in front of a crowd of 7,806, played Scrum-half/Halfback in Dewsbury's 22-13 victory over Leeds in the Championship Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 19 May 1973, played in Hull Kingston Rovers' Championship victory during the 1978–79 season, played Scrum-half/Halfback in the 26-11 defeat to Hull F.C. in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at The Boulevard, Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979, in front of a crowd of 16,605, and played Scrum-half/Halfback in the 10-5 victory over Hull F.C. in 1980 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000.

Coaching career[edit]

Allan Agar was the coach in Featherstone Rovers' 14-12 victory over Hull F.C. in 1983 Challenge Cup Final during the 1982–83 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1983, in front of a crowd of 84,969, he then went on to win the Man of Steel Award in 1983. He later coached Rochdale Hornets from July 1989 until January 1991, and was the coach in Rochdale Hornets' 14-24 defeat by St. Helens in the 1991 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1991–92 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday 20 October 1991, in front of a crowd of 9,269. Since then Agar was appointed Chief executive officer of the Featherstone Rovers.

References[edit]

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

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