Ronald James

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Ronald James
Personal information
Full name Ronald James
Nickname Ron/Ronnie
Born Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1960–≤60 Ystalyfera RFC
≤1960–60 Maesteg RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–72 Halifax 45 1028 2191
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965 Commonwealth XIII 1 2 4

Ronald "Ron"/"Ronnie" James is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Ystalyfera RFC, and Maesteg RFC, as a Fullback, i.e. number 15, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Commonwealth XIII, and at club level for Halifax, as a Fullback, i.e. number 1.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ron James represented Commonwealth XIII (RL) while at Halifax in the 7-15 defeat by New Zealand at Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre, London on Wednesday 18 August 1965.[1]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ron James played Fullback, and scored 2-conversions in Halifax's 10-0 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1963 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 2 November 1963.

Career Records[edit]

Ron James holds Halifax's "Most Career Points" record with 2191 points, and is one of less than ten Welshmen to have scored more than 2000-points in their rugby league career.[2]

Testimonial match[edit]

Ron James' Testimonial match at Halifax took place in 1971.

Honoured at Halifax RLFC[edit]

Ron James is a Halifax RLFC Hall Of Fame Inductee.[3]


  1. ^ "…and win at Crystal Palace". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North - Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6
  3. ^ "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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