Bill Marsh (rugby league)

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Bill Marsh
Personal information
Full name William Lawrence Marsh
Born (1929-04-23)23 April 1929
Died 2 April 2002(2002-04-02) (aged 72)
Lurnea, New South Wales
Playing information
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–55 Balmain 76 24 2 0 76
1956 Cootamundra
1957–60 Balmain 66 6 0 0 18
Total 142 30 2 0 94
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1955–58 New South Wales 8 3 0 0 9
1956 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
1956–58 Australia 8 2 0 0 6
1958 NSW City 1 1 0 0 3

Bill Marsh (1929-2002) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s. A New South Wales interstate and Australia international representative forward, he played his club football in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership for Balmain.[1]

Marsh started playing for Balmain in the NSWRFL Premiership's first grade in 1950.[2] He was selected to play for the New South Wales team against France and Queensland in 1955. He also won an award for being the best Sydney footballer that year.[3] After moving to Cootamundra as captain-coach in 1956, Marsh gained selection for the Country New South Wales team and then became Kangaroo No. 329 when he represented Australia on the 1956-57 Kangaroo tour,[4] playing in Tests against Great Britain and France. Marsh returned to Balmain for the 1957 NSWRFL season and helped host country Australia to victory in the 1957 Rugby League World Cup tournament. In 1958 Marsh was in the front row in the Australian Test team in all three Tests against the Ashes-winning Great Britain team.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Marsh". Scorers. stats.rleague.com. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bill Marsh". nrlstats.com. Sports Data. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile - Bill Marsh". yesterdayshero.com.au. SmartPack International. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Australian Players Register". Annual Report - 2005. Australian Rugby League. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bill Marsh". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 19 June 2013.