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Jim P. Challinor was a British rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 60s and coach of the 1970s.

Making his debut for Warrington in 1952, Challinor initially played on the wing but later moved into the centres. He was a member of the Warrington side that won the famous Odsal Stadium replay of the 1954 Challenge Cup final against Halifax, scoring the match's first try. He made 282 appearance for Warrington, scoring 135 tries, kicking 2 goals for 409 points.[1] In 1963 he moved to Barrow.

Challinor also played in the 1960 World Cup, helping Great Britain to victory. Later he coached Great Britain to victory in the 1972 World Cup in France.

Jim Challinor died of cancer in December, 1976 aged just 42.

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