WIGAN HON­OURS A LEG­END

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In 1953 a shy young man was re­luc­tantly per­suaded to leave his na­tive Cardiff and be­come a pro­fes­sional rugby league player for Wigan. He ini­tially didn’t want to go so, af­ter a brief se­cret chat, his mother de­manded a king’s ran­som to get rid of the club’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives, not re­al­is­ing they had brought pre­cisely that amount in cash, con­cealed in a brief­case.

Billy Bos­ton need not have wor­ried, though, be­cause he be­came one of the great­est play­ers of all time, scor­ing nearly 500 tries. Now in his 80s he was re­cently hon­oured with a statue out­side the Wigan ground, a fit­ting trib­ute to a fine sports­man.

Thanks to stupid EU reg­u­la­tions, dis­card­ing al­most a quar­ter of our fish catch has been a scan­dal for years. Dare we hope for a change via Brexit?

Billy Bos­ton in full flow was an awe­some sight for play­ers and spec­ta­tors alike. Watch out for a forth­com­ing ar­ti­cle on rugby league.

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