|Full name||James A. Ledgard|
|Born||9 June 1922
|Died||26 January 2007
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
James "Jimmy" A. Ledgard (9 June 1922 in Wakefield – 26 January 2007 in Dewsbury) was an English rugby union and Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1940s and '50s, and coach of the 1960s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Sandal RUFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Dewsbury (twice), and Leigh, as a Fullback, i.e. number 1, and coaching at club level for Bradford Northern.
Jimmy Ledgard won caps for England while at Dewsbury in 1947 against France (2 matches), and Wales, while at Leigh in 1948 against Wales, in 1949 against France, and Other Nationalities, in 1951 against Wales, and France, in 1952 against Other Nationalities (2 matches), and Wales, in 1953 against Wales, in 1955 against Other Nationalities, and won caps for Great Britain while at Dewsbury in 1947 against New Zealand (2 matches), while at Leigh in 1948 against Australia, in 1950 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand, in 1951 against New Zealand, and in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against France (5-goals), Australia (2-goals), New Zealand (1-try, 4-goals), France (2-goals) (World Cup 1954 4-caps, 1-try, 13-goals).
Jimmy Ledgard played Fullback in all four of Great Britain's 1954 Rugby League World Cup matches, including Great Britain’s 16–12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup final at Parc des Princes, Paris on 13 November 1954.
As of September 2008, With 23 goals, Jimmy is still 4th in the list of England's all-time Goal Scorers (behind George Fairbairn, Andrew Farrell, & Ernest Ward, and with 52 points he is also 4th in the list of England's all-time Point Scorers (behind George Fairbairn, Andrew Farrell, & Ernest Ward).
Rugby Football League Championship final appearances
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- When League was the new TV game
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- Obituary: Mr Jimmy Ledgard
|Rugby League Transfer Record
Dewsbury to Leigh