William Burgess (rugby league born 1897)

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For his son, the rugby league footballer of the 1960s for Great Britain, England, Barrow, and Salford, see William Burgess (rugby, born 1939).
William Burgess
Personal information
Full name William Burgess
Nickname Bill
Born April→June 1897
Barrow-in-Furness district
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1919–33 Barrow 464 55 537 1239
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1919–≤33 Lancashire 17
1923–30 England 8 4 11 0 34
1924–30 Great Britain 16 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

William "Bill" Burgess (birth registered April→June 1897[1] — death unknown) birth registered in Barrow-in-Furness district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, '20s and '30s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Barrow, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

International honours[edit]

Bill Burgess won caps for England while at Barrow in 1923 against Wales, in 1924 against Other Nationalities, in 1925 against Wales (2 matches), in 1926 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, in 1928 against Wales, and in 1930 against Other Nationalities,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1924 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1926-27 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1928 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1929-30 against Australia (2 matches).[3]

Honoured at Barrow Raiders[edit]

Bill Burgess is a Barrow Raiders Hall of Fame inductee.[4]

Genealogical Information[edit]

Bill Burgess was the father of rugby league footballer Bill Burgess.

Outside of rugby league[edit]

Following his retirement from playing rugby league, Bill Burgess was the Landlord of the Washington Hotel, Roose Road, Barrow-in-Furness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame at barrowrlfc.com". barrowrlfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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