WIGAN HONOURS A LEGEND
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.