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Jim Drake (rugby league)

For other people of the same name, see Jim Drake.
Jim Drake
Personal information
Full name James Gerald Drake
Nickname Jim
Born 20 February 1931
Workington, England
Died 8 October 2008(2008-10-08) (aged 77)
Hull, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 15 st 7 lb (98.4 kg; 217.0 lb)
Position Fullback, Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–61 Hull 243 38
1961–65 Hull Kingston Rovers 64
Total 307 38 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Cumberland 5
1958 English League XIII 1
1960 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

James "Jim" Gerald Drake (20 February 1931 in Workington – 8 October 2008 in Hull) was an English rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, 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.

Playing career

International honours

Jim Drake won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull in 1960 against France.[1]

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

County honours

Jim Drake represented Cumberland.

Challenge Cup final appearances

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

Club career

Through injury, Jim Drake missed Hull's 10-9 victory over Halifax in the 1955-56 Rugby Football League Championship final at Maine Road, Manchester on Saturday 12 May 1956.

Genealogical Information

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


External links

  • International Statistics at
  • Statistics at
  • Jim Drake: Tough rugby league prop for Hull and Great Britain
  • Stats → Past Players → D at
  • Statistics at
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