Bill Telford

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Bill Telford
Personal information
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Richmond
1928 Glebe 1 0 0 3
Total 0 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Ponsonby
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1956–1957 New Zealand
1961–1963 New Zealand
1965 New Zealand
Source: RLP

Bill "Snow" Telford was a New Zealand rugby league player and coach who coached his country several times, including in the 1957 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Telford played for the Richmond club in the Auckland Rugby League competition.[1]

In 1928 Telford played for Glebe in the NSWRL Premiership.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1948 Telford managed the Auckland side for coach Stan Prentice.[1]

Telford first coached New Zealand between 1956 and 1957, leading the 1956 tour of Australia and coaching the team at the 1957 World Cup.

He advised the West Coast when they traveled to Auckland in 1960.[1]

His second spell as head coach of the Kiwis was between 1961 and 1963 and included the 1961 tour of Great Britain and France and the 1963 tour of Australia.

Telfords final spell as head coach came in 1965 when he led the tour of Great Britain and France. Telford finished his New Zealand coaching career with 8 Test victories, 3 draws and 17 losses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
Preceded by
Harold Tetley
Coach
New Zealand Kiwis

1956-1957
Succeeded by
Travers Hardwick
Preceded by
Des White
Coach
New Zealand Kiwis

1961-1963
Succeeded by
Maurie Robertson
Preceded by
Maurie Robertson
Coach
New Zealand Kiwis

1965
Succeeded by
Lory Blanchard