Graham Bray

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Graham Bray
Personal information
Full nameGraham Bray
Born (1953-04-10) 10 April 1953 (age 67)
Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1972–77 Featherstone Rovers 65+4 18 0 0 54
1977–80/81 Hull F.C. 143 55 165
Total 212 73 0 0 219
Source: [1]

Graham Bray (born 10 April 1953) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played at club level for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 510), and Hull FC, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

Playing career[edit]

Graham Bray was born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Playing career[edit]

Bray made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 1 January 1972,[2] he had played 16-matches for Featherstone Rovers who went on to be League Leaders in the Championship during the 1976–77 season, when in January 1977, midway through the season, he transferred to Hull F.C. who went on to be League Leaders in the Second Division, he is therefore one of only a few (only?) players to have won both a Championship, and Second Division winners medal in the same season, he scored 21-tries for Hull F.C. in the 1978–79 season, that season being the second-highest try-scorer for Hull F.C. (behind Paul Prendiville with 25-tries), and the ninth-highest try-scorer in the league, he played his last match for Hull F.C. during the 1988–81 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Bray played left wing, i.e. number 5, in Featherstone Rovers' 9-24 defeat by Warrington in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1974, in front of a crowd of 77,400, and played right wing, i.e. number 2, in Hull FC's 5-10 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980 Challenge Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1980, in front of a crowd of 95,000.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Bray played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored a try in Featherstone Rovers' 12-16 defeat by Leeds in the 1976 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1976.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Bray played right wing, i.e. number 2, in Hull FC's 13-3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979-80 season at The Boulevard, Kingston upon Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952

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