Willie Aspinall

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William H. Aspinall
Personal information
Full name William H. Aspinall
Nickname Willie
Playing information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 11 st 7 lb (73 kg)
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1962–71 Warrington 268 55 40 30 305
1971–≥74 Rochdale Hornets
Total 268 55 40 30 305
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1966 Great Britain 1 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

William "Willie" H. Aspinall is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 1970s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Warrington, and Rochdale Hornets, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Willie Aspinall won a cap for Great Britain while at Warrington on the 1966 Great Britain Lions tour against New Zealand.[1]

Club career[edit]

Willie Aspinall gained two winners' medals while at Warrington, the 16-5 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1965 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Friday 29 October 1965, and victory in the Lancashire County League during the 1967–68 season. He played Stand-off/Five-eighth, and scored a drop goal in Warrington's 2-2 draw with St. Helens in the 1967 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1967–68 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 7 October 1967, played Stand-off/Five-eighth, he did not play (Tony Scahill[1] played Stand-off/Five-eighth) in Warrington's 10-13 defeat by St. Helens in the 1967 Lancashire County Cup Final replay during the 1967–68 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 2 December 1967, and played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, in Rochdale Hornets' 16-27 defeat by Warrington in the 1973–74 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1973–74 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 February 1974.

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Willie Aspinall is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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