Bill Burgess (rugby league, born 1897)
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William "Bill" Burgess (birth registered April→June 1897 — death unknown) birth registered in Barrow-in-Furness district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, 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.
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, 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).
Honoured at Barrow Raiders
Bill Burgess is a Barrow Raiders Hall of Fame inductee.
Bill Burgess was the father of rugby league footballer Bill Burgess.
Outside of rugby league
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "Hall of Fame at barrowrlfc.com". barrowrlfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.