The Ellis Rugby Jim Mills Podcast Episode 3 with Special Guest Jim Mills former Cardiff Rugby Union, Halifax, Salford, Bradford Northern, Wides, Workington Town, North Sydney and Wales and Great Britain Rugby League player.
This Podcast is the third episode of the Ellis Rugby Podcast. Ellis Rugby Founder Kevin Ellis interviews Wales Rugby League and Great Britain international.
Jim Mill’s Career in Rugby
Jim Mills began his rugby career playing for Cardiff Rugby Union. He turned to professional rugby league signing for Halifax. He then had spells with Salford, Bradford Northern, Widnes and Workington Town, and also enjoyed a spell in Australia with North Sydney.
Affectionately known as “Big Jim”. As well as being an extremely good footballer he had a fearsome reputation. He enjoyed an exceptional international career for both Great Britain and Wales. Mills won caps for Great Britain in 1974 against Australia and New Zealand. He was also one of Wales’s key players in the 1975 World Cup Championship when he helped the Welsh team to a famous victory over England in Brisbane. He played for Great Britain in all three Ashes tests of the 1978 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France.
His best domestic form was with the great Widnes team of the 1970s. Known as the ‘Cup Kings’ he won the Lancashire Cup in 1974. The Challenge Cup victory over Warrington in 1975 when Mills scored a try in the 14-7 victory. In 1975 they again won the Lancashire Cup and during that season also won the Player’s No.6 Trophy over Hull F.C. 19-13. Further success followed in 1978 with a Lancashire County Cup victory over Workington Town 15-13. In 1978 they enjoyed a 13-7 victory over St. Helens in the 1978 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final. And in 1979, they won at Wembley again 12–3 defeating Wakefield Trinity in the Challenge Cup.
He also played in Widnes’ victory over the touring Australian side. The Open Rugby inaugural World XIII was revealed in June 1978 and included Mills.
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We offer a number of shirts inspired by the likes of Jim Mills and the many great Great Britain Rugby League players. We have the famous Wales 1975 jersey, as well as some great vintage RL jerseys.
Listen to the Ellis Rugby Jim Mills Podcast
A great interview where Jim shares his experiences of domestic and international rugby league. The best team he ever played in. His favourite playing shirt. And the young player he tips for stardom. A compelling listen.
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