Jack Feetham

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Jack Feetham
Jack Feetham - Salford - Senior Service - 1935.jpg
Senior Service Cigarette card featuring Jack Feetham
Personal information
Full nameJohn Feetham
Bornunknown
Hull, England[1]
Diedunknown
Playing information
PositionProp, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1926–29 Hull Kingston Rovers 84 24 0 0 72
1929–47 Salford 409 109 0 0 327
Total 493 133 0 0 399
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932 England 1 0 0 0 0
1929–33 Great Britain 8 2 0 0 6
Source: [2][3][4]

John "Jack" Feetham (birth unknown – death unknown) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers (Heritage Nº), and Salford, as a prop, or loose forward, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Background[edit]

Jack Feetham's birth was registered in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jack Feetham won a cap for England while at Salford in 1932 against Wales,[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Kingston Rovers in 1929–30 against Australia, while at Salford in 1932 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1933 against Australia (3 matches).[4]

Les Diables Rouges[edit]

Jack Feetham 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.[5]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Jack Feetham played loose forward in Salford's 3–15 defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1933–34 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 28 April 1934.[6]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jack Feetham played loose forward in Salford's 7–4 victory over Barrow in the 1938 Challenge Cup Final during the 1937–38 season at Wembley Stadium, London, in front of a crowd of 51,243.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

About Jack Feetham's time, there was Salford's 2–15 defeat by Warrington in the 1929 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1929–30 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 November 1929, the 10–8 victory over Swinton in the 1931 Lancashire County 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 County 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 County 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 County Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 17 October 1936, and he played loose forward in the 7–10 defeat by Wigan in the 1938 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 October 1938.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2001). 100 Greats: Salford Rugby League Club. Stroud: Tempus. pp. 52–53. ISBN 978-0-7524-2196-4.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. ^ "1933–1934 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. ^ "22nd October 1938: Salford 7 Wigan 10 (Lancashire Cup Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

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