Billy Winstanley

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William Winstanley
Personal information
Full name William Winstanley
Born c. 1886
Platt Bridge, Wigan, England
Died unknown
Playing information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 13 st 9 lb (87 kg)
Position Prop, Hooker, Second-row, Loose forward

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1906–11 Leigh
1911–19 Wigan 67 4 12
Total 67 4 0 0 12
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire
1910–12 England 4 0 0 0 0
1910–12 Great Britain 5 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3][4]

William Winstanley (c. 1886 – death unknown), also known by the nickname of "Billy", was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and 1910s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Platt Bridge ARLFC, Leigh, and Wigan, as a prop, hooker, second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 9, 11 or 12, or 13 during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Background[edit]

Billy Winstanley was born in Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Billy Winstanley, won caps for England while at Leigh in 1910 against Wales, while at Wigan in 1911 against Wales, and Australia, and in 1912 against Wales.[3]

While at Leigh he was selected to go on the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, and won caps for Great Britain against Australia, Australasia (2 matches), and New Zealand.[5]

While at Wigan he played in 1911-12 against Australia (3 matches).[4]

County League appearances[edit]

Billy Winstanley played in Wigan's victories in the Lancashire County League during the 1910–11 season, 1911–12 season, and 1912–13 season.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Papers Past – Evening Post – 14 May 1910 – Football". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 14 May 1910. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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