William Rhodes (rugby league)

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Not to be confused with the rugby league footballer of the 1920s for Wales, and Pontypridd, William "Billy" Rhodes
William Rhodes
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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
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

William "Billy" Rhodes was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s and '20s, and coach of the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s, 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

International honours

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

Challenge Cup final appearances

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 Stadium, Leeds.

Coaching career

Challenge Cup final appearances

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.[3]

References

  1. "Coach statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Sat 4th May 1935 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 39,000". thecastlefordtigers ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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