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Bobby Barr

  • Date of Birth25 May 1907
  • BirthplaceNorthamptonshire
  • Appearances241

In 241 appearances at full-back, Bobby Barr did not score a try for Leicester, but that statistic did not stop him from playing for England or from becoming one of only two men (the other is John Parsons) to hold the three senior positions at the club as captain, secretary and president.

Born in Northamptonshire, Barr joined Leicester in 1928 and played his last game on the eve of the Second World War. He represented Leicestershire, and then a Leicestershire/East Midlands XV who defeated the 1931 South Africans at Welford Road and did well enough to earn three England caps that year as well as playing for the Barbarians in the 1935 Mobbs Memorial Match at Northampton.

A territorial Army officer during the Second World War, Barr was awarded the Military Cross when he was repatriated after five years as a prisoner following captured in Boulogne.