Tributes flood in for Wakefield Trinity legend Albert ‘Budgie’ Firth

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Wakefield Trinity legend Albert ‘Budgie’ Firth has died after a long illness, aged 77.

Mr Firth, pictured second from the right on the bottom row, was a talented second row and prop, who played more than 200 times for Trinity.

He was part of the team that won the Challenge Cup in 1960 and repeated the success two years later at Wembley Stadium.

The former Stanley Rangers and York player passed away on Monday night.

Mr Firth moved to Scarborough with his wife Carol after finishing his playing career.

She said: “He was the most remarkable and strong man I have ever met.

“He was loved by so many people and very proud to have played for Trinity.”

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