Gus Risman

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Birthday
21, 1911
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Oct 17, 1994 (83)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1911
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Oct 17, 1994 (83)

About

Former rugby league footballer who won the 1942 Challenge Cup as a player-coach for the Leeds Rhinos at the age of forty-one. He was made a member of the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 1988.

Before Fame

He was born in Cardiff and began his professional rugby career with Salford in 1929.

Trivia

A street in the English town of Workington was christened with the name Risman Place in his memory.

Family Life

He is the father of famous rugby footballers Bev and John Risman.

Associated With

He and Brian Smith both coached the Bradford Bulls in rugby league.

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