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Billy Boston, A Rugby League Hero and Hardman ...#

Billy Boston Rugby League Hardman, Hero and Legend. Billy Boston played for Great Britain, Wigan, Blackpool Borough, during the Era of the Biff

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Played for Great Britain, Wigan, Blackpool Borough,
Billy Boston played Rugby League for Great Britain, Wales, English Rugby League Great Britain, Wigan, Blackpool Borough,

Where is he now?

Billy Boston lives at Hawkley Hall Wigan, he is now retired. He was the landlord of the Griffin pub in Wigan which had become a mecca to RL supporters in Wigan and visiting supporters. He is a regular at the JJB stadium and can be often seen in the West stand with the dignitaries, though it isn't really Billies style. He has time for anyone and everyone and always has a great tale to tell and opinions and about modern players. If you want to wind him up ask his opinion of Offiah(thanks Ed I Tackle)
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Billy Boston Player Profile

Boston had the honour of being the first black rugby league man to represent Great Britain in a tour 'down under'. He was the first of many great coloured players to pull on the GB jersey. He started his professional career with Wigan in 1953.

Boston made 31 tests appearances scoring 24 test match tries. He was a point scoring machine for Wigan, twice scoring 7 tries in a match. He made 6 appearances at Wembley, winning three. He went on to play for Wigan for 15 years, amassing an amazing 478tries. He played two more years with the Blackpool Borough side. In first class matches he scored 571, the most by any British player, and only bettered by Brian Bevan, the brilliant aussie flanker who played out his career in the UK.

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Player stats for Billy Boston , (if available)

-Billy Boston Rugby League Statistics - played with Great Britain, Wigan, Blackpool Borough,, Era of the Biff

stats from Cherry and White Wigan League site, to visit --->CLICK HERE <---<> (thanks Bilko @ Wigan)
Position: Winger
Wigan Playing Career: 1953-1968
Date of Birth: August 16th 1934
Signed: Summer 1953 for £3,000.
Wigan Debut: 21st November 1953 v Barrow (H) - Won 27-15 (Central Park)
Last Wigan Match: 27th April 1968 v Wakefield (A - Champ Play Off SF) - Lost 9-26 (Belle Vue)
First Wigan Try: On Debut
Last Wigan Try: 24th April 1968 v Leeds (A - Champ Play Off R2) - Won 11-7 (Headingley)
Billy Boston stats from Wigan Rugby League Days


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Links (if available) inc videos and interviews. Links to outside websites.

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Australia vs Great Britain, World Cup 1957

Added 17-Nov-2013

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..61,83,107,


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1958 Wigan met Workington - Challenge Cup Final

Added 17-Nov-2013

Billy Boston featuring Wigan met Workington in the 1958 Challenge Cup Final

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 107,


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1959 Wigan defeat Hull- Challenge Cup Final

Added 17-Nov-2013

Billy Boston and McTigue featuring in Wigan defeat Hull in the 1959 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley - great try by Flying Boston ...

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..107, 86,


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1963 wakefield v wigan cup final part 1

Added 23-Nov-2013

Played at Wembley, May 11 1963. Wakefield won 25-10 infront of nearly 85,000 spectators.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 24, 86, 107, 119,


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1963 wakefield v wigan cup final part 2

Added 23-Nov-2013

Played at Wembley, May 11 1963. Wakefield won 25-10 infront of nearly 85,000 spectators.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 24, 86, 107, 119,


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1963 wakefield v wigan cup final part 3

Added 23-Nov-2013

Played at Wembley, May 11 1963. Wakefield won 25-10 infront of nearly 85,000 spectators.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 24, 86, 107, 119,


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1965 Challenge Cup Final - Hunslet v Wigan

Added 17-Nov-2013

Featuring This Player in 1965 Challenge Cup Final - Hunslet v Wigan ...

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. 107,86,95


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Australian Rugby League in the 1970s

Added 17-Nov-2013

..Extracted from the doco 'The Spirit of Australian Sport: Rugby League' this video takes a look at league in the 1970s. Covering international matches between the Australian Kangaroos and the British league teams as well domestic premiership and NSW Vs Queensland games.

The video footage includes the great teams of Manly, Easts, St George &amp; Parramatta and interviews with the likes of Harry Bath, Ron Coote, Greg Hartley and Tom Raudonikus. The video finishes off with the start of State of Origin ..  

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..101,107,23,29,32,35,47,49,63,69,74,75,77,79,83,85,88,91,


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Alex Murphy OBE's greatest Rugby League 1-13

Added 20-Jun-2017

Rugby League legend Alex Murphy OBE picks out his greatest ever 1-13 players - and it turns into quite the team!

This Vid found on Sports Website

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... 22, 56, 64, 69, 73, 86, 107,


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Billy Boston - short clip from lengthy interview

Added 17-Nov-2013

(21-10-06) Billy Boston one of the Legends of Rugby League gave www.narlvi.co.uk a 1.5 Hour interiew and this is a clip from that interview. In this snippet of the interview BB discusses the 1954 Abandoned Game between NSW and the touring GB team

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ...


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Highlights from Central Park Wigan

Added 17-Nov-2013

A short video documenting some of the greatest times witnessed by the much missed Central Park, the former home of Wigan RLFC Features some great film of Boston in action

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..107,


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That's Rugby League 1960's testing

Added 17-Nov-2013

Rugby League through the 60's has some great highlights

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..24,2,27,29,30,32,53,56,58,61,62,63,64,69,73,82,85,86,88,97,100,107,


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UK Legends of Rugby League

Added 17-Nov-2013

Short clips of interiews with THE NATIONAL ARCHIVE OF RUGBY LEAGUE VIDEO INTERVIEWS.
Those interviewed were Fox (119)  Murphy (56) Karalius (22) Boston (107)

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..22, 56, 107, 119,


Stories about Billy Boston , (submitted by you the punters) Have you got a story about Billy Boston Click Here

p107 - Billy Boston memories and comments by Steve, Nelson, New Zealand

I saw him play for Wigan against my team Hull Kingston Rovers at Craven park .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 03-May-2004


p107 - Billy Boston More Memories and comments by Steve, Nelson NZ

My mate saw him at Salford, having a rest on the wing eating a meat pie someone had given him. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 10-May-2004


p107 - Billy Boston - BBs last game against Bradford by Mike Joy, New Zealand

I do remember they gave him the ball to kick the conversion towards the end of the game which Wigan .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 01-May-2006


p107 - Billy Boston Comments by Michelle Hafez, England

I recently met up with Billy Boston through work - Billy told us a few stories from the old days .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 07-May-2007


p107 - Memories of Billy Bostons last game at Odsal in 1968 - by Bill Anderson

Further to the recollection by Mike Joy on Billy Boston and his last game at Odsal in 1968. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 30-Nov-2009


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