Bill Bryant (rugby league)

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William Bryant
Personal information
Full name William Bryant
Nickname Bill
Born (1940-12-22) 22 December 1940 (age 76)
Lower Agbrigg district, Wakefield, England
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1957–70 Castleford 253 75 0 0 225
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–67 Yorkshire 6 0 0 0 0
1964–67 Great Britain 5 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

William "Bill" Bryant (born (1940-12-22) 22 December 1940 (age 76) in Lower Agbrigg district, Wakefield[1]) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Normanton, Castleford, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Bill Bryant won caps for Great Britain while at Castleford in 1964 against France (2 matches), in 1966 against Australia (2 matches), and in 1967 against France.[3]

County honours[edit]

Bill Bryant won caps playing Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, for Yorkshire while at Castleford in the 14-6 victory over Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 9 September 1964, the 3-19 defeat by Cumberland at Hull Kingston Rovers's stadium on 8 September 1965, the 15-9 victory over New Zealand at Castleford's stadium on 20 September 1965, the 16-13 victory over Lancashire at Swinton's stadium on 10 November 65, the 17-22 defeat by Lancashire at Leeds' stadium on 21 September 1966, and the 34-23 victory over Cumberland at Castleford's stadium on 25 October 1967.[4]

County League appearances[edit]

Bill Bryant played in Castleford's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1964–65 season.[5]

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Bill Bryant played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in Castleford's 4-0 victory over St. Helens in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965, played Left-Second-row in the 7-2 victory over Swinton in the 1966 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1966–67 season at Wheldon Road, Castleford on Tuesday 20 December 1966, and played Left-Second-row in the 8-5 victory over Leigh in the 1967 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1967–68 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 January 1968.

Honoured at Castleford Tigers[edit]

Bill Bryant is a Tigers Hall Of Fame Inductee.[6]

Genealogical information[edit]

Bill Bryant is the younger brother of the rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s for Castleford, and Bramley, Edward Bryant/Eddie Bryant (birth registered July→September 1938 in Wakefield district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame at castigers.com". castigers. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009. [permanent dead link]

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