Featherstone Rovers mourning death of club legend Vince Farrar

Vince Farrar.
Vince Farrar.
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FEATHERSTONE Rovers are mourning club legend Vince Farrar, who has died at the age of 70. Farrar, a Great Britain international and Challenge Cup winner with Featherstone, made his debut for the club in 1965 and went on to make more than 300 appearances in Rovers colours.

The forward, who played hooker and prop, coached Featherstone from 1981 following stints with Cronulla Sharks, Hull FC and Sheffield Eagles and was a member of the club’s hall of fame.

Rovers chairman Mark Campbell said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of Vince’s passing. He was a legendary figure of the club who will never be forgotton.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave his son, who works here at Featherstone Rovers and the rest of his family and friends. Vince achieved great things as a Featherstone player, including a memorable Challenge Cup triumph back in 1973 and he went on to represent his country and county.

“He was always around the club right up until his last few weeks with us and I can speak on behalf of all of the staff and players here in saying we will miss him dearly.”

A minute’s silence will be held before Sunday’s home game against Halifax. Campbell added: “We will use Sunday’s game to remember Vince and the service he gave to this great club. He is at peace now and we will support his family however necessary.”