Jonty Parkin

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 1988


Born: 5 November 1894; Wakefield, West Yorkshire


Died: 9 April 1972 


Position: Scrum-half


Career Dates: 1913-32


Clubs: Wakefield, Hull KR

Jonty Parkin was a scrum-half whose career spanned the early twentieth century, from 1913-1932. Parkin won nearly 30 international caps for England and Great Britain whilst at Wakefield Trinity – the club for whom he appeared just under 350 times.

He toured Australia three times, captaining the side in 1924 and 1928, and guided Great Britain to two Ashes wins. His spell as international captain spanned nine years until he voluntarily gave it up. He spent his last two professional years at Hull KR after astonishingly paying his own £100 transfer to join the Hull club.