Jim Drake (rugby league)

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Jim Drake
Personal information
Full name James Gerald Drake
Born 20 February 1931
Workington, England
Died 8 October 2008 (aged 77)
Hull, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 15 st 7 lb (217 lb; 98 kg)
Position Fullback, Prop, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–61 Hull F.C. 243 38
1961–65 Hull Kingston Rovers 78 7 0 0 21
Total 321 45 0 0 21
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Cumberland 5
1958 English League XIII 1
1960 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

James "Jim" Gerald Drake (20 February 1931 in Workington – 8 October 2008 in Hull) was an English rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative for Great Britain, English League XIII, and Cumberland, and at club level for Heworth ARLFC, Hull, and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a Fullback, Prop, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 1, 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Drake was the older (by 10-minutes) twin brother of fellow professional rugby league footballer, Bill Drake.

Through injury, Drake missed Hull's 10-9 victory over Halifax in the Championship Final during the 1955–56 season at Maine Road, Manchester on Saturday 12 May 1956.

Drake played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 for English League XIII while at Hull in the 8-26 defeat by France on Saturday 22 November 1958 at Knowsley Road, St. Helens.

Drake played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Hull's 13-30 defeat by Wigan in the 1959 Challenge Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1959.[1][2]

Drake won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull in 1960 against France.[3]

Drake played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 2-12 defeat by Hunslet in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.

Drake also represented Cumberland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1958-1959 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "A complete history of Hull FC's Challenge Cup finals". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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