Jack Grundy (rugby league)
|Full name||John James Grundy|
|Born||27 August 1926|
|Died||1978 (aged 51–52)|
He played at representative level for Great Britain and Lancashire, and at club level for United Glass Bottle ARLFC (now Eccleston Lions ARLFC (in Eccleston, St Helens) of the North West Men's League), New Church Tavern ARLFC (in St Helens), St. Helens, Barrow and Roose ARLFC (in Roose, Barrow-in-Furness) during the era of contested scrums.
Grundy won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1955 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1956 against Australia (3 matches). in 1957 against France (3 matches), and in the 1957 Rugby League World Cup against France, Australia, and New Zealand (1-try).
Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit
Grundy played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Barrow's 0–10 defeat by Wigan in the 1951 Challenge Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1951, played left-second-row, and was voted man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy in the 21–12 victory over Workington Town in the 1955 Challenge Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 30 April 1955, in front of a crowd of 66,513, and played in the 7–9 defeat by Leeds in the 1957 Challenge Cup Final during the 1956–57 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1957, in front of a crowd of 76,318.
County Cup Final appearancesEdit
Jack Grundy was the son of the rugby league forward of the 1920s for Lancashire and St. Helens Recs; Harry Grundy, and the brother of the rugby league footballer for St.Helens Recs and Liverpool Stanley, and the Secretary of Huyton RLFC; Kenneth Grundy.
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- !Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk (statistics currently missing due to not having appeared for both Great Britain, and England)[dead link]*(archived by web.archive.org) Back on the Wembley trail
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