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|Full name||Ivor Watts|
28 December 1924|
Rhondda Valley, South Wales, Wales
|Died||19 March 2006
|Height||155 cm (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (10 st 6 lb)|
As of 30 August 2011
Ivor J. Watts (28 December 1924 – 19 March 2006) was a Welsh postman, and professional rugby league footballer for Hull F.C. from 1945–1960 and also represented Cumberland from 1952–1953. Ivor's last match for Hull F.C. was playing at Wembley on 14 May 1960 in the 1959–60 Challenge Cup Final against Wakefield Trinity in which Hull lost 5–38. After his last match he was then appointed Assistant coach from 1960–1970. He became head coach from 1970–1971 after Johnny Whiteley resigned. During the time Ivor coached Hull F.C. they won 28 out of 45 matches and only lost 17. The highest win was 47–5 against Doncaster.
Ivor Watts playing career started when he moved to Hull in 1945 and joined the team. He then played for them from 1945 until 1960. In between his time at Hull he also represented his former city's, Cumberland from 1952–1953 playing 12 times and scoring 3 tries. With 214 tries, Ivor Watts is second in Hull's all-time try scoring list, behind Clive Sullivan with 250 tries. Also he is Hull F.C. top try scorer for Local derby matches against Hull Kingston Rovers with Kirk Yeaman just behind him.
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