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Jonty Parkin

Jonathon "Jonty" Parkin (born in Sharlston, West Yorkshire) was an English rugby league footballer. He joined Wakefield Trinity as an 18-year-old in 1913 and gave 17 years' service, playing 349 times and earning 17 Great Britain Test caps, 12 England appearances and 17 for Yorkshire. He played at scrum-half and also captained England.

Parkin decided he wanted to leave the Wakefield club in 1930, at the age of thirty-four, and he was put on the transfer list at £100. For some reason, Hull Kingston Rovers couldn't or wouldn't find the money; so Parkin paid the fee himself to secure his release. The game's bylaws were adjusted shortly afterwards, so that no player could ever do that again.

In 1988 Parkin was one of the first group of inductees into the British Rugby League Hall of Fame.

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