Harold Box

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Harold Box
Personal information
Full name Harold Box
Nickname Boxy
Born July→September 1952 (age 64–65)
Pontefract district
Playing information
Position Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–79/80 Featherstone Rovers 274+9 57 476 0 1123
Sep 1980–84/85 Wakefield Trinity 134 20 59 10 191
Total 417 77 535 10 1314
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979/80–≥79/80 Yorkshire ≥2
Other Nationalities
1979–81 Wales 5 1 2 7

Harold Box (July→September 1952[1]) is a professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, and 1980s, playing at representative level for Wales, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 493), and Wakefield Trinity (captain) (Heritage № 879), as a Fullback, i.e. number 1.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Harold Box won 5 caps for Wales in 1979–1981 while at Featherstone Rovers.[3]

County honours[edit]

Harold Box won caps for Yorkshire while at Featherstone Rovers; during the 1979–80 season against Cumbria, and Lancashire, and won caps for Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Harold Box played Fullback in Featherstone Rovers' 9-24 defeat by Warrington in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1974, in front of a crowd of 77,400.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Harold Box played Fullback in Featherstone Rovers' 12-16 defeat by Leeds in the 1976 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1976.

Club career[edit]

Harold Box made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 17 January 1970,[4] and made his début for Wakefield Trinity in the 16-14 victory over St. Helens at Knowsley Road, St Helens, Merseyside on Sunday 14 September 1980, he later broke his arm in a victory over Halifax.

Testimonial match[edit]

Harold Box's Testimonial match at Featherstone Rovers took place against Wales on Sunday 11 May 1980.

Outside of rugby league[edit]

Harold Box is the steward of Featherstone Working men's club.


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952

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