Eric Harris (rugby league)

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Eric C. Harris
Personal information
Nickname Toowoomba Ghost
Born circa-1910
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1927–30 Western Suburbs
1930–39 Leeds 383 391 16 0 1208
Total 383 391 16 0 1208
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1937 British Empire 1

Eric C. 'Toowoomba Ghost' Harris was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for British Empire, and at club level for Western Suburbs (Brisbane), and Leeds, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

Playing career[edit]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Eric Harris played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Leeds' 2-8 defeat by Hunslet in the Championship Final during the 1937–38 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 30 April 1938.[1]

Career records at Leeds[edit]

Eric Harris jointly holds Leeds' "Tries In A Match" record, with 8-tries scored against Bradford Northern.[2]

Career records in rugby league[edit]

Eric Harris' sequence of 36-tries in 17-consecutive matches for Leeds remains record within rugby league.[2]

The Leeds RL Greats[edit]

The Yorkshire Evening Post named Arthur Clues, Bert Cook, Ellery Hanley, Eric Harris, Vic Hey, John Holmes, Lewis Jones, Danny McGuire, Garry Schofield and Frederick "Fred" Webster, as the greatest ever Leeds RL players.[3]

Outside of rugby league[edit]

Eric Harris became a teacher at the new Carnegie Physical Training College in Leeds, married a lady from Leeds, but returned to Australia at the start of World War II.[2]


  1. ^ "History of Leeds Rugby League Club". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Profile at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ten Leeds RL Greats". Yorkshire Evening Post. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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