Harold Wagstaff

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 1988

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Born: 1891; Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

 

Died: 1939

 

Position: Centre

 

Career Dates: 1906-1925

 

Club: Huddersfield






Wagstaff played in the early twentieth century as a centre for Huddersfield, between 1906 and 1925. He became the youngest professional Rugby League player, aged 15 for Huddersfield, and then the youngest to play for a representative side, aged 17 for Yorkshire.

 

In 1912, aged 19, he was made captain of Huddersfield and just two years later, captained Great Britain. He led the 1915 Huddersfield side to the Challenge Cup, Championship Trophy, Yorkshire Cup and Yorkshire League – something only achieved three times in the history of the sport.