Jimmy Chalmers

The former Oldham half-back Jimmy Chalmers passed away on September 26, aged 94.

Jimmy Chalmers

Jimmy Chalmers

A native of Hawick, he had represented South Scotland against the touring Australian Wallabies and had played 37 first team matches for the Hawick union club before signing for the Watersheddings side in 1947.

He played just 17 matches for the Roughyeds before being struck down with tuberculosis which brought his playing career to a premature end.

The ailing Scotsman was later awarded a benefit resulting in Oldham playing a Rugby League 13 at Watersheddings in 1952. Despite the RL13 being bolstered by two Huddersfield players Frank Dyson and Dick Cracknell, who, in time, would both sign for Oldham, the Roughyeds ran out 18-8 winners.

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