Allan Agar

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Allan Agar
Personal information
Born (1949-06-11) 11 June 1949 (age 71)
Pontefract, England
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1967–70 Featherstone Rovers 40000
1970–75 Dewsbury 15334391181
1975–77 New Hunslet 56231311106
1977–80 Hull Kingston Rovers 113321617145
1980–81 Wakefield Trinity 3143826
1981–82 Carlisle 33121139
1982–83 Featherstone Rovers 00000
Total3901057238497
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
198182 Carlisle RLFC 0000
198385 Featherstone Rovers 1044565343
198587 Bramley
198991 Rochdale Hornets
199192 Featherstone Rovers 271211444
Total1315776744
Source: [1] [2]

Allan Agar (born 11 June 1949) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s and 1990s. He played at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 483) (two spells), Dewsbury, New Hunslet, Hull Kingston Rovers (Heritage №), Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 878) (captain), and Carlisle, as a stand-off or scrum-half, i.e. number 6 or 7, and coached at club level for Featherstone Rovers (two spells), Bramley and Rochdale Hornets. .

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Background

Allan Agar was born in Pontefract, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he was a pupil at Normanton Grammar School alongside fellow rugby league footballers; Mick Morgan and Stuart Carlton, and he is the father of the rugby league footballer, and coach; Richard Agar.

Honours

Rugby League Man Of Steel 1983

Challenge Cup Winner 1979/80, 1982/83

Championship Winner 1972/73, 1978/79

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Winner 1977/78

Playing career

Allan Agar played scrum-half in the 10–5 victory over Hull F.C. in 1979–80 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.

He played stand-off in Dewsbury's 9–36 defeat by Leeds in the 1972–73 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, in front of a crowd of 7,806.

He played scrum-half in Dewsbury's 22–13 victory over Leeds in the Championship Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 19 May 1973.

He played in Hull Kingston Rovers' Championship winning squad during the 1978–79 season

He played scrum-half in the 13-3 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at The Boulevard, Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979, in front of a crowd of 18,500

He was an unused interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 26-11 victory over St. Helens in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977-78 season at Craven Park, Hull on Tuesday 13 December 1977.

Coaching career

Agar became coach of Featherstone Rovers, and in his first season took them to a 14–12 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1982–83 Challenge Cup Final. he then went on to win the Man of Steel Award in 1983. He later coached Rochdale Hornets from July 1989 until January 1991, and was the coach in Rochdale Hornets' 14–24 defeat by St. Helens in the 1991–92 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1991–92 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday 20 October 1991, in front of a crowd of 9,269. Agar was later appointed Chief executive officer of the Featherstone Rovers.

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References

  1. "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Fox
1987–1991
Coach
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Featherstone Rovers

1991–1992
Succeeded by
Steve Martin
1992–1994
Preceded by
Jim Crellin
1988–1989
Coach
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Rochdale Hornets

1989–1991
Succeeded by
Brian Juliff
1991
Preceded by
Chris Forster
1985
Coach
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Bramley RLFC

1985-1987
Succeeded by
Tony Fisher
1988-1989
Preceded by
Vince Farrar
1981–1982
Coach
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Featherstone Rovers

1983–1985
Succeeded by
George Pieniazek
1985–1986
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Club founded
Joint Coach
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Carlisle RLFC

1981–1982
Succeeded by
Mick Morgan
1982–1983