Reverend Richard R Huggard was perhaps the most important mover in the history of Barnsley Rugby Club. Rector of the St. Anne's Parish Church, Dungannon 1890-1899 and afterwards at St. John's Church, Barnsley, he was one of the prolific characters in the game. He was President of Barnsley R.U.F.C. from 1905 to 1924
This imposing Ulsterman, as a sideline to his vocation, had Rugby Football running through his veins. At the latter part of the 19th Century, Rev. Huggard was involved in the game in Ulster being President of Dungannon Football Club and President of the Ulster Branch of the R.F.U.from 1897 to 1898. In 1903, Rev Huggard was the Irish touch judge for the Ireland v England game.