Billy Rhodes (rugby league)

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William Rhodes
W(illiam). Rhodes - Dewsbury.jpg
Godfrey Phillips Cigarette card featuring William Rhodes
Personal information
Full name William Rhodes
Nickname Billy
Born England
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1912–≥21 Dewsbury
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921 England 2 1 13 0 29
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
28 Aug 1926–23 Apr 1958 Castleford 826 400 35 391 48

William "Billy" Rhodes was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s, and 1920s, and coached in the 1920s to the 1950s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Dewsbury, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5, and coaching at club level for Castleford.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Billy Rhodes won caps for England while at Dewsbury in 1921 against Wales, and Other Nationalities.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Billy Rhodes played Wing, and scored two tries in Dewsbury's 8-5 victory over Oldham in the 1912 Challenge Cup Final during the 1911-12 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds.

Coaching career[edit]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Billy Rhodes was the coach in Castleford's 11-8 victory over Huddersfield in the 1935 Challenge Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1935, in front of a crowd of 39,000.[3]

Club career[edit]

Billy Rhodes was the coach of Castleford from Saturday 28 August 1926 until Wednesday 23 April 1958.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coach statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sat 4th May 1935 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 39,000". thecastlefordtigers ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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