|Jack Prosser by SHS |
Jack Prosser apparently spurned the chance of a Welsh Rugby Union cap to ‘go north’ and sign for Leigh. He was brought over by a former Leigh player, Tom Davies, from his local club Pontypool. Jack quickly adapted to the Northern Union and featured in the Leigh pack when they won the Challenge Cup in 1921. In his first season with the Leythers, he made 38 appearances. The following year, he made just 11 outings.
A move was on the cards, with Saints signing him in late autumn 1922. Jack made his debut in the second row away against Featherstone Rovers on 18 November 1922. He was in the back row with Ned Higgins and the redoubtable loose forward Ernie Shaw. Unfortunately, the saints came away with a 5-24 defeat against the Colliers. In fact, in his seven games for the club, Jack only drew winning pay in two! His last match for the club was, ironically, at his former club Leigh. Jack did score a try, but Saints lost 3-18. Apparently, there was a bit of a dispute with him and the St. Helens club and he returned home to Wales. He was later struck of the club register. In 1939 Jack was living in Balmond Terrace, Pontypool and working as a General Labourer. He died in June 1946, aged 53, and his death was registered in Bedwelty.
|Season (Official Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|Season (Other Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|18th Nov 1922||
|22nd Nov 1922||
|25th Nov 1922||
|9th Dec 1922||
|23rd Dec 1922||
|25th Dec 1922||
|12||St. Helens Recs||L||1922~23||H||2||14||VIEW|
|30th Dec 1922||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
|WINS : 2 | LOSSES : 5 | DRAWS :|
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