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#21 jamescolin

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:33 PM

In part of this thread we diverted away from half backs. In that case I can remember Ginger Anderson and Ginger Dixon. Both props. First names Joe and Malcolm.

#22 distantdog

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:59 AM

Don't know how distant you are DD but there's some delay on your computer.


Ha. Gateshead so the internet runs on steam here. Apologies, l was so excited about actually remembering something l just had to post it!!!

#23 Steve Slater

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Alan Agar, Tex Hudson & Dale Fennell, all within 10 years. Phil Butler wasn't far off being ginger too. Was Peter Banner blonde or ginger?



#24 Maureen T-k

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:00 PM

Well we are having "gingerisms" Robin Evans is Ginger
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#25 The Phantom Horseman

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

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#26 LOWFIELD

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

If you took the population as a whole only about 1% of people carry the double recessive allele, which would give Red Hair. If you then consider that half backs (including sub HBs) only make up 1/7th (approx) of a team. Therefore the number of Red Heads that have historically played at Half Back for one team is only going to have a 1/7 th of one percent probability of all the players that have ever played for that team.

In other words let's say For every 1000 players that have or will have pllayed for Rovers,only 3 half backs should be ginger. We know however, that that number will be higher because of the geographical position of Featherstone, being in the North of England. 1% of red heads represents the total as a world population. Obviously in warmer/ tropical countries where the dominant allele prevails there are few if any ginger people.
Whereas, Scotland incredibly contributes 1/5 of all red haired people as a world population.

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Edited by LOWFIELD, 19 March 2014 - 11:30 PM.


#27 Robin Evans

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:08 PM


If you took the population as a whole only about 1% of people carry the double recessive allele, which would give Red Hair. If you then consider that half backs (including sub HBs) only make up 1/7th (approx) of a team. Therefore the number of Red Heads that have historically played at Half Back for one team is only going to have a 1/7 th of one percent probability of all the players that have ever played for that team.

In other words let's say For every 1000 players that have or will have pllayed for Rovers,only 3 half backs should be ginger. We know however, that that number will be higher because of the geographical position of Featherstone, being in the North of England. 1% of red heads represents the total as a world population. Obviously in warmer/ tropical countries where the dominant allele prevails there are few if any ginger people.
Whereas, Scotland incredibly contributes 1/5 of all red haired people as a world population.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:47 PM

There was a player at Wakey in the sixties called Harold Poynton, he played 6 and whilst receding I think he may have been a ginge.  Apparently ginger men tend to go bald quicker than non ginge's because they have fewer hair follicles, so normal male pattern baldness is a bigger problem for them.  We have ginger in my family, although I'm not a ginge, but my grandma still had a touch in her hair to her dying day. I certainly thought Deyck Fox was ginger when he first played at Fev.  Many people called Fox tend to be ginger - presumably their name comes from a nickname,l although none of the famous Rugby playing Fox family were ginger.


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#29 Andrew Vause

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

I was speaking to a fellow fan on Sunday about a topic and I felt very saddened that he felt unable to post as he feared that it would upset the PC brigade, such a shame as the nature of the topic was in no way offensive.

I will post it and hopefully it should stimulate and develop the thread. The topic was on the back of red headed half backs being rare. It was about the fact that there haven't been many black or black/caucasian mixed heritage players that have played at half back either.

A quick think off of the top of my head; early Ellery Hanley, Danny Wilson, Kyle Eastmond, Karl Pryce, Rodger Simpson (occasionally) and Jason Robinson at Hunslet Parkside juniour level. There are probably many others any suggestions?

Edited by Andrew Vause, 24 March 2014 - 09:21 PM.


#30 LOWFIELD

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

I was speaking to a fellow fan on Sunday about a topic and I felt very saddened that he felt unable to post as he feared that it would upset the PC brigade, such a shame as the nature of the topic was in no way offensive.

I will post it and hopefully it should stimulate and develop the thread. The topic was on the back of red headed half backs being rare. It was about the fact that there haven't been many black or black/caucasian mixed heritage players that have played at half back either.

A quick think off of the top of my head; early Ellery Hanley, Danny Wilson, Kyle Eastmond, Karl Pryce, Rodger Simpson (occasionally) and Jason Robinson at Hunslet Parkside juniour level. There are probably many others any suggestions?

The only 1 on your list i reckon was a genuine half back mate is danny Wilson, all the others were makeshift half backs and looked very uncomfortable in that postion, i cant think of many more off the top of my head



#31 Andrew Vause

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

Think you're correct Dave. I meant Leon Pryce not Karl. Leon for me was never a half back either, he was more of a centre, but I get pelters for suggesting this.

#32 LOWFIELD

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:59 PM

Think you're correct Dave. I meant Leon Pryce not Karl. Leon for me was never a half back either, he was more of a centre, but I get pelters for suggesting this.

Never in a month of Sundays is he a stand off, Im struggling to think of many more. Good friend of mine played international for Jamaica many years ago and he told me himself they really struggled for half backs. he actually played at 6 but he was a full back by trade but he was most suited


Edited by LOWFIELD, 24 March 2014 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

plenty in the ozzie game


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#34 Andrew Vause

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:50 PM

plenty in the ozzie game


I'm not a follower of the modern Aussie game OR, so I'm not sure now, I know George Gregan and the current Aussie RU scrum half (can't recall his name) are of African heritage.My memories of the game down under are from the 80s and early 90s. I recall several half backs who were of white/oceanic heritage such as Fred Ah Koui and Cliff Lyons and Olsen Fillipaianna (sp)but at that time there were very few players of african or mixed african heritage it may have changed now, not sure.

#35 LOWFIELD

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

I'm not a follower of the modern Aussie game OR, so I'm not sure now, I know George Gregan and the current Aussie RU scrum half (can't recall his name) are of African heritage.My memories of the game down under are from the 80s and early 90s. I recall several half backs who were of white/oceanic heritage such as Fred Ah Koui and Cliff Lyons and Olsen Fillipaianna (sp)but at that time there were very few players of african or mixed african heritage it may have changed now, not sure.

Theres not many now really,