Archie Rigg

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Archie Rigg
Personal information
Full name James Archer Rigg
Born January→March 1872
Halifax district, England
Died April→June 1951 (aged 78–79)
Halifax district, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1891–95 Halifax 89
Rugby league
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1895–1905 Halifax 244 53
≤1908–≥08 Bradford Northern
Total 244 0 53 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire 32

Archie Rigg (January→March 1872[1] — April→June 1951[2]) birth registered in Halifax, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1890s, and 1900s, and coached rugby union in the 1910s, and 1920s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Halifax, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Yorkshire, and at club level for Halifax (captain), and Bradford Northern, as a scrum-half/halfback, i.e. number 7, and coached rugby union at the newly established Halifax RUFC (formed 1919), after completing his playing career, with fellow Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee Joe Riley, his death was registered in Halifax. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Halifax was a rugby union club.

Playing career[edit]

County Honours[edit]

Archie Rigg won caps for Yorkshire (RL) while at Halifax.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Archie Rigg played, and was captain in Halifax's 7-0 victory over by Salford in the 1903 Challenge Cup final, during the 1902–03 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, in front of a crowd of 32,507.

Testimonial match[edit]

Archie Rigg's Testimonial match at Halifax took place against Huddersfield at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 23 January 1904, Halifax's first ever matchday programme was produced for the match.[3]

Club career records[edit]

Archie Rigg made his début on Saturday 19 September 1891 under rugby union rules, and was rugby league's 1896–97 Northern Rugby Football Union season top point scorer, with 112-points.[4]

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Archie Rigg is a Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee.[5]


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Death details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chilly start to Fax's Shay life.." 6 April 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 164. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  5. ^ "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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