Granville James

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Granville James
Personal information
Full name Granville James
Born Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1949–49 Newbridge RFC
Rugby league
Position Loose forward/Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949–≥53 Hunslet
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–53 Wales 5

Granville James is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, and 1950s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Newbridge RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Hunslet, as a loose forward/lock, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums.[1]

Rugby union club career[edit]

Four players from Newbridge RFC left to play rugby league for the 1949–50 Northern Rugby Football League season, they were; Tommy Harris to Hull, Bill Hopkins[2][3] to Hull, Granville James to Hunslet, and Glyn Meredith to Wakefield Trinity.[4]

International honours[edit]

Granville James won 5 caps for Wales (RL) in 1950–1953 while at Hunslet.[5]


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
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  4. ^ "Percival Thomas Harris". Yorkshire Post. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Statistics at". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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