Jimmy Thompson (rugby league)

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Jimmy Thompson
Personal information
Full name James Thompson
Born December 1948 (age 68–69)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–77 Featherstone Rovers
1977–81 Bradford Northern 145
Carlisle
Total 145 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–78 England 6 0 0 0 0
1970–78 Great Britain 21 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

James "Jimmy" Thompson (December 1948 (age 68–69)) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 468), Bradford Northern and Carlisle, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jimmy Thompson won caps for England while at Featherstone in 1970 against France, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Australia (2 matches), in 1977 against Wales, and while at Bradford Northern in 1978 against France (sub), and Wales (sub),[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Featherstone in 1970 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), in the 1970 Rugby League World Cup Australia, France, New Zealand, and Australia, in 1971 against France (2 matches), in 1974 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup against France, New Zealand, and Australia (2 matches), and while at Bradford Northern in 1978 against Australia.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jimmy Thompson played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Featherstone Rovers' 17-12 victory over Barrow in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1967, in front of a crowd of 76,290, played Right-Second-row in the 33-14 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1973, in front of a crowd of 72,395, and played Right-Second-row in the 9-24 defeat by Warrington in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1974, in front of a crowd of 77,400.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jimmy Thompson played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Featherstone Rovers' 9-12 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1969 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 September 1969, played Right-Second-row in the 7-23 defeat by Leeds in the 1970 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, and played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Bradford Northern's 18-8 victory over York in the 1978 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1978–79 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 28 October 1978.

John Player Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Jimmy Thompson played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Bradford Northern's 6-0 victory over Widnes in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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