8 April 1944 |
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Lionel Williamson (born 8 April 1944) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and 1970s. A talented winger, he played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership with the Newtown club and also represented Queensland and Australia.
Gaining selection in Australia's 1968 World Cup squad, he scored two tries in the Final against France. He moved to Sydney to play with Newtown from 1969 and played 6 continuous seasons with the club. During this time he also played for Innisfail in North Queensland.
In 2008, the centenary year of rugby league in Australia, Williamson was named in the Newtown Jets 18-man team of the century.
Williamson is the brother of former Queensland and Newtown winger Henry Williamson, and the uncle of former Adelaide Rams, Canberra Raiders, Northern Eagles and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles goal kicking utility player Luke Williamson.
- Lionel Williamson at nrlstats.com
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- QRL Northern Division at sportingpulse.com
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