Billy Cunliffe

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Billy Cunliffe
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Oct 1914–Sep 30 Warrington 438 38 6 0 126
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921–26 England 10 0 0 0 0
1920–26 Great Britain 11 0 0 0 0

Billy Cunliffe was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Warrington, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums. Cunliffe is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[1] Cunliffe is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[1]

Cunliffe was selected to go on the 1920 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, and 1924 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. He won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1920 against Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1921-22 against Australia (3 matches), in 1924 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand, and in 1926 against New Zealand.[2] and also won caps for England while at Warrington in 1921 against Wales, Other Nationalities, and Australia, in 1922 against Wales, in 1923 against Wales (2 matches), in 1925 against Wales (2 matches), in 1926 against Wales, and Other Nationalities,[3]

Cunliffe played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in Warrington's 10-22 defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1925–26 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 8 May 1926.[4]

Billy Cunliffe was the older brother of the Forward for Warrington, Tom Cunliffe, the brothers shared a joint testimonial match in the 1927–28 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1925-1926 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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