Vince Farrar

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Vincent Farrar
Personal information
Full name Vincent Farrar
Nickname Vince
Born 25 February 1947
Pontefract, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 13 July 2017 (aged 70)
Playing information
Position Prop, Hooker, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–77 Featherstone Rovers 287+22 61 0 0 183
1974 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
1977–81 Hull F.C.
1984–85 Sheffield Eagles 22 2 0 0 8
Total 331 63 0 0 191
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1971/72–≥77/8 Yorkshire ≥8
1977 England 1 0 0 0 0
1978 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1980–82 Featherstone Rovers 65 23 40 2 35

Vincent Farrar (birth registered January→March 1947[1] - 13 July 2017) birth registered in Pontefract district, was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (captain) (Heritage № 451), Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Hull F.C. and Sheffield Eagles (captain), as a prop, hooker, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 9, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, was captain of Hull during the 1978–79 season, and 1979–80 season,[2] and coaching at club level for Featherstone Rovers.[3][4][5]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Vince Farrar won a cap for England while at Featherstone Rovers in 1977 against France,[6] and won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull in 1978 against Australia.[7]

County honours[edit]

Vince Farrar won caps for Yorkshire while at Featherstone Rovers; during the 1971–72 season as an interchange/substitute against Lancashire, and Cumberland, during the 1974–75 season against Cumbria, and Other Nationalities, during the 1975–76 season against Lancashire, during the 1976–77 season against Lancashire, and during the 1974–75 season against Cumbria, and Lancashire.

Championship appearances[edit]

Vince Farrar was Captain in Featherstone Rovers' Championship victory during the 1976–77 season.[8]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Vince Farrar played right-prop, i.e. number 10, and scored a try in Featherstone Rovers' 33-14 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1973, in front of a crowd of 72,395, and was an interchange/substitute in Hull F.C.'s 5-10 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Vince Farrar played hooker in Featherstone Rovers' 9-12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1969 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 September 1969, played loose forward/lock in the 7-23 defeat by Leeds in the 1970 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in the 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, and played right-prop in the 7-17 defeat by Castleford in the 1977 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1977–78 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1977.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Vince Farrar played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Hull F.C.'s 13-3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979-80 season at the Boulevard, Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979.

Club career[edit]

Vince Farrar made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 21 August 1965,[9] in 1977 he was transferred to Hull F.C. for a fee £10,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £90,560 in 2016).[10]

Testimonial match[edit]

Vince Farrar's benefit season/testimonial match at Featherstone Rovers took place during the 1975–76 season, including the match against Wakefield Trinity at Post Office Road, Featherstone on Friday 16 April 1976.

Honoured at Featherstone Rovers[edit]

Farrar is a Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame inductee.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Death of Featherstone Rovers legend Farrar". pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rovers Mourn Legend Farrar". featherstonerovers.co.uk. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Former Hull FC captain Vince Farrar passes away". pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "EnglandStatistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Featherstone then and now". bbc.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952
  10. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Legendary duo join Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame". pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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