Jim Higgins (rugby league)

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James Higgins
Personal information
Full nameJames Higgins
Bornc. 1922
Playing information
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight14 st 8 lb (93 kg)
PositionProp, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–54 Wakefield Trinity 220 14 0 0 42

James "Jim" Higgins (born c. 1922) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s. He played at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 526), as a prop, or hooker, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 9, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jim Higgins played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Wakefield Trinity's 13-12 victory over Wigan in the 1946 Challenge Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1946, in front of a crowd of 54,730.[1]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jim Higgins played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Wakefield Trinity's 2-5 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1945 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 3 November 1945, played right-prop in the 10–0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1946 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1946–47 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 November 1946, played right-prop in the 7–7 draw with Leeds in the 1947 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1947–48 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 1 November 1947, and played right-prop in the 8–7 victory over Leeds in the 1947 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1947–48 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 November 1947.[2]

Contemporaneous Article Extract[edit]

"Formerly a centre with Greenacres Junior side, he joined Trinity in 1945 from St. Mary's Juniors (Oldham) and immediately became first-choice blind-side prop forward. It was a position he held regularly for eight seasons in which he gave great service and consistent endeavour."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  2. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  3. ^ Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 - 1960. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a

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