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Ken Jubb
File:Kenneth Jubb - Leeds.jpeg
Born second ¼ 1912
Wakefield district, England
Died 1993 (aged 80–81)

Kenneth "Ken"/"Jubby" Jubb (birth registered second ¼ 1912[1] – 1993) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford (Heritage No. 97) and Leeds (Heritage No.), as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2] Jubb was a Sergeant Major in the British Army during the Second World War.[3]

Background

Ken Jubb's birth was registered in Wakefield district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he was later the landlord of the Town Hall Tavern, 17 Westgate, Leeds until c. 1940 when his fellow Leeds rugby league footballer Dai Jenkins Jr. became the landlord, and he died aged c. 80–81.

Playing career

International honours

Jubb won caps for England while at Leeds in 1933 against Australia, in 1938 against Wales, in 1941 against Wales, in 1943 against Wales,[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1937 against Australia (2 matches).[5]

County honours

Jubb won a cap for Yorkshire while at Castleford playing left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 30–3 victory over Lancashire at Belle Vue, Wakefield on 29 October 1932.[6]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Jubb played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leeds' 18–2 victory over Warrington in the 1935–36 Challenge Cup Final during the 1935–36 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 18 April 1936, in front of a crowd of 51,250,[7] and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leeds' 15–16 aggregate defeat by Dewsbury in the 1942–43 Challenge Cup Final during 1942–43 season; the 9–16 defeat by Dewsbury at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 24 April 1943, in front of a cowrd of 10,740, and the 6–0 victory over Dewsbury at Headingley, Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Monday 26 April 1943, in front of a cowrd of 16,000.[8]

County League appearances

Jubb played in Castleford's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1932–33 season.[9]

County Cup Final appearances

Jubb played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leeds' 14–8 victory over Huddersfield in the 1937–38 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1937–38 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 30 October 1937.

Other notable matches

Jubb played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, for Northern Command XIII against a Rugby League XIII at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 21 March 1942.[3]

Jubb and the 1938 Championship Final

Jubb missed one of the biggest sporting events ever to take place in Leeds; Leeds 2–8 defeat by Hunslet in the Championship Final 1937–38 season at Elland Road on Saturday 30 April 1938, following his suspension for being sent off in a previous game.[10]

Tributes to Jubb

In the book Nothing but the Best. Outstanding Leeds Rugby Players 1928–1988, the former Leeds secretary Ken Dalby paid the following tribute to Jubb:

Highest today, Jubby! Resilient as an India-rubber ball, restless as a panther patrolling its patch, Ken Jubb was a rattling good forward, whose 'party piece' was a massive punt, occasionally way off target, that soared into outer space to the accompaniment of good-natured banter from Headingley Rugby Stadium's South Stand. Moreover, from time to time, as an encore to one of his pile driving touchline cover tackles, he would slip in an acrobatic extra, cartwheels and flips being his speciality. We loved the guy![11]

References

  1. "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=Npg4BymMaRl4w2WK4qC5Bg&scan=1. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 "inside programme, Northern Command v. A Rugby League XIII, 1942". rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk. 31 December 2011. http://rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk/gallery-images/86-large.jpg. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  6. "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120429133211/http://www.thecastlefordtigers.co.uk/playerprofile.php?pid=491. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 41 – 1935–36". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a
  8. Irvin Saxton (publish date tbc) "History of Rugby League – № 48 – 1942–43". Rugby Leaguer ISBN n/a
  9. "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120216084010/http://www.thecastlefordtigers.co.uk/alltime.php. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. "Ken Jubb and the 1938 Championship Final". rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk. 31 December 2011. http://www.rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk/subjects/view/ken-jubb-and-the-1938-championship-final-. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  11. Dalby, Ken. Nothing but the Best. Outstanding Leeds Rugby Players 1928–1988. 

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