Derek Hallas

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Derek Hallas
Personal information
Born England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤Dec 1953–Dec 53 Roundhay RFC
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤Dec 1953–≤Dec 53 Yorkshire
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Dec 1953–Jan 59 Keighley 175 75 11 247
Jan 1959–Oct 62 Leeds
Oct 1962–Apr 63 Keighley 14
1963–65 Parramatta Eels 43 8 7 0 38
Total 232 83 18 0 285
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥Dec 1953–≤63 Yorkshire
1961 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0

Derek Hallas was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Yorkshire, and at club level for Roundhay RFC, as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Keighley (twice), Leeds, and Parramatta Eels, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Derek Hallas won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Leeds in 1961 against France, and New Zealand.[1]

County honours[edit]

Derek Hallas represented Yorkshire (RU) while at Roundhay, and represented Yorkshire (RL) while at Keighley.

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Derek Hallas played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored two tries, in Leeds' 25-10 victory over Warrington in the Championship Final during the 1960–61 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 20 May 1961, in front of a crowd of 52,177.[2]

Club career[edit]

Derek Hallas played rugby union for Roundhay RFC, switching code to rugby league, he signed for Keighley in December 1953, signing for Leeds in January 1959 for £4,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £169,000 in 2009),[3] he resigned for Keighley in October 1962 for £3,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £108,000 in 2009),[3] before signing for Paramatta in April 1963.

Outside of rugby[edit]

As a child, Derek Hallas attended Hunslet Carr County Primary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1961–1970: The Holy Grail is captured". therhinos.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Measuring Worth – Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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