Brian Edgar

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Brian Edgar
Personal information
Full name Joseph Brian Edgar
Born 26 March 1936
Great Broughton, Cumberland, England
Died 4 October 2001 (aged 65)
Seaton, Cumbria, England
Playing information
Weight 15 st 00 lb (95.3 kg; 210.0 lb)
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1954–≤54 Workington RFC
Rugby league
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954–68 Workington Town 384 99 27 0 303
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Cumberland 13
1962 England 1 0 0 0 0
1958–66 Great Britain 11 0 0 0 0

Brian Edgar (26 March 1936 – 4 October 2001 (aged 65)) born in Great Broughton, Cumberland, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Workington RFC[1], and playing representative level rugby league for Great Britain (captain), and England, and at club level for Workington Town, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums, he died in Seaton, Cumbria.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Edgar won a cap for England (RL) while at Workington in 1962 against France,[1] and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Workington in 1958 against Australia, and New Zealand, in 1961 against New Zealand, in 1962 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand, in 1965 against New Zealand, and in 1966 against Australia (3 matches).[2]

Edgar and Leeds' Joseph "Joe" Thompson are the only Forwards to be selected for three Australasian tours.

Four Workington players were selected for the 1958 tour of Australia, and New Zealand; Harry Archer, Brian Edgar, Ike Southward, and Bill Wookey (later of Barrow).

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Brian Edgar played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in Workington Town's 9–13 defeat by Wigan in the 1958 Challenge Cup final during the 1957–58 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1958.[3]


  1. ^ "England Statistics at". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1957–1958 Challenge Cup Final". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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