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Title: ... p114 - Jim Drake - Comments Memories by Bill, Hull

 which soon made him one of the most feared forwards in the game

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Bill, Hull

Hull

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11/04/2006

Both of the Drake twins Jim and Bill are still alive, the other brother
who also played is still with us aswell. All three are well into there 70's
now, Jim lives in Hull, Bill and Joe live in York.

 

Jim signed for Hull FC from York amateur club Heworth,he was an old
school tank of a prop with an aggresive approach which soon made him one of
the most feared forwards in the game. He became one of the cornerstones for the
mighty Hull pack in 1956/58.

In 1958 he gained selection for the Great Britain Australasian tour through his tremendous power play. Only to
withdraw due to a cartilage injury, caused in a tackle by the man that replaced him on the tour, Brian Mctigue.

After 10 years with Hull FC he moved to Hull KR to finish his career retiring in 1965.



Appears in the following pages ....P114_Jim DRAKE
Date of posting ... 06-Jun-2006
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