Jim Challinor

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Jim Challinor
Personal information
Full name James P. Challinor
Nickname Jim
Born (1934-06-00)June 1934
Warrington, Lancashire, England, UK
Died December 1976 (age 42)
Playing information
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 13 st 5 lb (84.8 kg; 187.0 lb)
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–63 Warrington 282 135 2 0 409
1963–?? Barrow
Total 282 135 2 0 409
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958–60 Great Britain 3 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Barrow
1970–74 St. Helens
Total 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1972–74 Great Britain 21 14 1 5 67
Source: [1]

James "Jim" P. Challinor (birth registered June→August 1934 in Warrington district, Lancashire[1] — died December 1976) was an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s and '60s, and coach of the 1960s and '70s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Warrington, and Barrow, as a Wing, or Centre, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4, and at representative level coached for Great Britain, and at club level for Barrow, and St. Helens.

Making his debut for Warrington in 1952, Challinor initially played on the Wing, but later moved into the Centres. He was a member of the Warrington side that won the famous Odsal Stadium replay of the 1953–54 Northern Rugby Football League season's Challenge Cup final against Halifax, scoring the match's first try. He made 282 appearance for Warrington, scoring 135 tries, kicking 2 goals for 409 points.[2] Challinor also played in the 1960 Rugby League World Cup, helping Great Britain to victory.

In 1963 Challinor moved to Barrow. he led them to the 1966-67 Northern Rugby Football League season's Challenge Cup final at Wembley in as player-coach, losing 17-12 to Featherstone Rovers.[3]

Later Challinor coached Great Britain to victory in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup in France. He was coach of the Lions on their 1974 tour as well.

Jim Challinor died of cancer in December, 1976 aged just 42.

Jim Challinor is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame - Jim Challinor: 1952-1963". Warrington Wolves. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  3. ^ Hughes, Ed (31 October 2004). "Caught in Time: Great Britain prepare for 1972 rugby league World Cup final". The Sunday Times (UK: Times Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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