Bob Haigh

Last updated

Bob Haigh
Personal information
Full nameRobert Haigh
Born (1943-11-11) 11 November 1943 (age 76)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1962–70 Wakefield Trinity 250
1970–77 Leeds
1977–79 Bradford Northern 67180054
Total317180054
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Yorkshire
1969–70 England 21003
1968–71 Great Britain 70000
Source: [1] [2] [3]

Robert "Bob" Haigh (born 11 November 1943) is an English former rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 681) (captain), Leeds and Bradford Northern, as a second-row, or loose forward, i.e. number 11 or 12, or, 13, during the era of contested scrums. [1]

Contents

Playing career

International honours

Bob Haigh won caps for England while at Wakefield Trinity in 1969 against Wales, and France, in 1970 against Wales, [2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Wakefield Trinity in the 1968 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, and France, while at Leeds in the 1970 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand, and Australia, and in 1971 against France, and New Zealand. [3]

Alongside fellow Wakefield Trinity player, Ian Brooke, Bob Haigh was selected to play for Great Britain in the 1968 Rugby League World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Alongside fellow Leeds players, John Atkinson, Tony Fisher, Syd Hynes, Mick Shoebottom and Alan Smith, Bob Haigh was selected to play for Great Britain in the 1970 Rugby League World Cup in Great Britain.

County honours

Bob Haigh won cap(s) for Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity.

Championship Final appearances

Bob Haigh played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wakefield Trinity's 21-9 victory over St. Helens in the Championship Final replay during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton on Wednesday 10 May 1967, and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 17-10 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the Championship Final during the 1967–68 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 4 May 1968, [4] and played, and was man of the match winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy (At 34 years, 190 days, he's the oldest player to win the trophy) in Bradford Northern's 17-8 victory over Widnes in the Championship Final during the 1977–78 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Bob Haigh played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Wakefield Trinity's 10-11 defeat by Leeds in the 1968 Challenge Cup "Watersplash" Final during the 1967–68 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1968, in front of a crowd of 87,100. [4] played right-second-row in Leeds' 7-24 defeat by Leigh in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 15 May 1971, in front of a crowd of 85,514, and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 13-16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972.

County Cup Final appearances

Bob Haigh played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Wakefield Trinity's 18-2 victory over Leeds in the 1964 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 31 October 1964, played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leeds' 23-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1970 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, and played loose forward and was man of the match winning the White Rose Trophy in Bradford Northern's 18-8 victory over York in the 1978 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 28 October 1978.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Bob Haigh played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leeds' 9-5 victory over St. Helens in the 1970 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1970–71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 15 December 1970.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances

Bob Haigh played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leeds' 12-7 victory over Salford in the 1972–73 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

Related Research Articles

John Atkinson was an English rugby union and World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s.

David Hobbs is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Oldham, Bradford Northern and Wakefield Trinity (captain), as a prop, second-row or loose forward, and coached at club level for Bradford Northern, Wakefield Trinity and Featherstone Rovers.

Montagu(e) Alan Smith is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Brookhouse ARLFC, and Leeds, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

Ken Traill English rugby league footballer and coach

Kenneth "Ken" Traill was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s, and coached in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hunslet, Bradford Northern, Halifax and Wakefield Trinity, as a loose forward, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity.

Neil Fox MBE is an English former professional rugby league footballer and player-coach who played in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1970s and 1980s.

Brian Briggs English rugby league footballer

Brian Briggs was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Stanley Rangers, York, Huddersfield, St. Helens and Wakefield Trinity, as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Horace David Jeanes is an English former rugby union and World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Keighley RUFC and Wakefield RFC, and representative level rugby union for Yorkshire and rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (captain), Leeds and Huddersfield, as a prop, number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

John Holmes was an English World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played as a centre, stand-off and second-row forward in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Harry Murphy English rugby league footballer

Harry Murphy was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, and Keighley, as a second-row, or loose forward, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13.

Don Robinson (rugby league) English rugby league footballer and coach

Donald "Don" Robinson was an English World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and coached in the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, Yorkshire and Rugby League XIII, and at club level for St Joseph's School, Airedale Youth Club, Fryston Colliery, Kippax Juniors, Newmarket Colliery, Wakefield Trinity (captain), Leeds and Doncaster, as a centre, prop, second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 3 or 4, 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coached at Doncaster and Bramley (late-1970s).

William "Bill" Ramsey is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played as a prop, second-row or loose forward in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, Yorkshire, and Commonwealth XIII, and at club level for Hunslet, Leeds, Bradford Northern, Hull FC and Widnes during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Hunslet. During his Leeds career Ramsey appeared in 17 major Finals, including five at Wembley Stadium, London, scored a rare drop goal in the 1969 Championship Final, toured twice in 1966 and 1974, and won seven winners medals with Leeds.

Len Casey, also known by the nickname of "Iron Man", is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, Bradford Northern, Hull F.C. and Wakefield Trinity, as a prop, second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity, Hull FC, Beverley A.R.L.F.C. and the Scarborough Pirates.

Robin "Bob" Coverdale, also known by the nickname of "The Mayor of Dunswell", was an English World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s, and coached in the 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity, and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Beverley A.R.L.F.C..

Raymond "Ray" Batten is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Heworth ARLFC and Leeds as a second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity.

Sydney "Syd" Hynes is an English former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached rugby league in the 1970s and 1980s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for the sports club of the Leeds branch of National and Local Government Officers' Association (NALGO), and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Leeds (captain), as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4, and coached at club level for Leeds.

Mick Shoebottom English rugby league footballer

Michael "Mick" D. Shoebottom, also known by the nickname "Shoey", was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Bison ARLFC and Leeds, as a fullback, centre, stand-off or scrum-half, i.e. number 1, 3 or 4, 6, or 7.

Philip "Phil" Cookson is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Leeds, as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

George Henry Exley, also known by the nickname of 'Mick', was an English rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and coached rugby league in the 1940s. He played representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (captain) and Hanging Heaton WMC ARLFC, as a wing and later as second-row, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 11 or 12 during the era of contested scrums, and club level rugby union (RU) for Wakefield RFC Old Boys, and coached at club level for Batley.

Terence "Terry" A. Clawson was an English World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played from the 1950s through to the 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain between 1962 and 1974, and was part of the 1972 Rugby League World Cup winning squad. He also played for Yorkshire, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (captain), Bradford Northern, Leeds, Hull Kingston Rovers, Oldham, York, Wakefield Trinity, Hull FC and South Newcastle, as a goal-kicking prop or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12. He coached at club level for South Newcastle and Featherstone Rovers.

Graham Eccles is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played at club for Leeds Market District Boys Club ARLFC, Leeds, and Wakefield Trinity, as a prop, second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13.

References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. 1 2 Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN   1-85983-429-9