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Harry Poole (rugby league)

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Name  Harry Poole
Role  Rugby league
Died  1977

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Harry Poole (23 March 1935 — 26 March 1977) was a professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s, and 1960s, and coached in the 1970s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hunslet, and Hull Kingston Rovers (Captain), as a second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coaching at club level for Castleford, and Hull Kingston Rovers.

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International honours

Harry Poole won caps for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1964 against France, and in 1966 against New Zealand (2 matches).

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Harry Poole played, and was captain in Hull Kingston Rovers' 5-13 defeat by Widnes in the 1964 Challenge Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1964.

Eastern Division Championship Final appearances

Harry Poole played, and was captain in Hull Kingston Rovers' 13-10 victory over Huddersfield in the Eastern Division Championship final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 10 November 1962.

County Cup Final appearances

Harry Poole played loose forward/lock, and was captain in Hull Kingston Rovers' 2-12 defeat by Hunslet in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley, Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.

Coaching career

Poole was the coach in Castleford's 7-11 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1971 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 21 August 1971.

Poole later went on to coach Hull Kingston Rovers, a position he held until 1977, aged 42, when he died of a heart attack.

References

Harry Poole (rugby league) Wikipedia


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