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.
He was born in Cardiff and began his professional rugby career with Salford in 1929.
A street in the English town of Workington was christened with the name Risman Place in his memory.
He is the father of famous rugby footballers Bev and John Risman.
He and Brian Smith both coached the Bradford Bulls in rugby league.