Joe Bradbury

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Joe Bradbury
Personal information
Full name James Bradbury[1]
Nickname Joe
Born Wigan, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930–40 Salford 299 15 0 45
≥1946–≤46 Huddersfield
Total 299 15 0 0 45
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

James "Joe" Bradbury was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, playing at club level for Salford, and Huddersfield, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

Les Diables Rouges[edit]

Joe Bradbury was one of the players who successfully toured in France with Salford in 1934, during which the Salford team earned the name "Les Diables Rouges", the seventeen players were; Joe Bradbury, Bob Brown, Aubrey Casewell, Paddy Dalton, Bert Day, Cliff Evans, Jack Feetham, George Harris, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins, Alf Middleton, Sammy Miller, Harold Osbaldestin, Les Pearson, Gus Risman, Billy Watkins, and Billy Williams.[2]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Joe Bradbury played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Salford's 3–15 defeat by Wigan in the 1933–34 Rugby Football League Championship final at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 28 April 1934,[3] and played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Huddersfield's 4–13 defeat by Wigan in the 1945–46 Rugby Football League Championship final at Maine Road, Manchester on Saturday 18 May 1946.[4]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

About Joe Bradbury's time, there was Salford's 10-8 victory over Swinton in the 1931 Lancashire Cup final during the 1931–32 season at The Cliff, Broughton, Salford on Saturday 21 November 1931, the 21-12 victory over Wigan in the 1934 Lancashire Cup final during the 1934–35 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 October 1934, the 15-7 victory over Wigan in the 1935 Lancashire Cup final during the 1935–36 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 19 October 1935, the 5-2 victory over Wigan in the 1936 Lancashire Cup final during the 1936–37 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 17 October 1936, and he played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in the 7-10 defeat by Wigan in the 1938 Lancashire Cup final during the 1938–39 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 October 1938.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2001). 100 Greats: Salford Rugby League Club. Stroud: Tempus. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7524-2196-4. 
  2. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1933-1934 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1945-1946 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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