Jim Featherstone :: 1946-1953
First game: 05/1/1946, Last game: 21/2/1953, Played: 240, Tries: 47, Goals: 2, Drop goal: 1, Points: 147
Jim played for his hometown club Wigan during the Second World War, after joining them from amateurs Ince. Standing 5ft 11in and 14st this fast, hard working forward became a stalwart of a fearsome Warrington pack. He made a try scoring debut at home to Halifax, at loose forward, in a 20-0 victory. In fact he scored on his first three appearances for the club!
The following season he helped Warrington to their first ever Championship, forming a formidable second row partnership with fellow Wiganer, Bob Ryan.
In January 1949 he made his Great Britain debut in the third Test victory over Australia by 23-9, the first of his six Great Britain caps. He also gained eight England caps and he played on six occasions for Lancashire.
Unfortunately he missed out on Wembley in 1950, never to play there, all for the sake of going on the British Lions tour Down Under - on a slow boat to Australia!
In 1952 he also played in all three Tests against the Aussies, in a series that was won 2-1. His last game for the club came in February 1953, at Whitehaven, where a “weakened” side just lost 10-11. Later that year he was part of a deal with Belle Vue Rangers, in which Warrington secured the services of Welsh International Ray Price.