"Jim Gibbs" (1909-1996) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played club football in the Newcastle Rugby League for Souths and in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs/Canterbury-Bankstown.
Gibbs was born in New Zealand and in 1911 at age two his family moved to Australia and settled in Glebe, New South Wales. He began his senior football career in 1927 and was one of five brothers that played for South Newcastle. The others were Jack, Bill, Harry and Alf Gibbs/Alf. Alf would also go on to be an Australian Test match (rugby league)/Test front-rower.
Gibbs was first selected to represent New South Wales in 1933 and was then selected to go on the 1933-34 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. He made his debut in 1933, becoming Kangaroo No. 184 and Newcastle's fourth international in the process. He also played in the tour of New Zealand in 1935. He was selected to go on the 1937-38 Kangaroo tour.
Gibbs joined Canterbury-Bankstown for the 1940 NSWRFL season where he was able to secure a first grade position and play in the final against Sydney Roosters/Eastern Suburbs before returning to Newcastle. He played his last game for South Newcastle in 1946.More Jim Gibbs on Wikipedia.