Wigan Rugby League Shirt. Billy Boston earned ‘cult hero’ status at Wigan, a club where he scored almost 500 tries during his 15 year spell. After learning his trade in Rugby Union during his junior days, Billy switched codes at the age of 19.
A Brief Introduction to the Wigan Rugby League Shirt 1965
Wigan Rugby League Shirt 1965 Bily Boston is inspired by Boston and the Wigan team of 1965 who defeated Hunslet by 20-16 in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.
Hunslet and Wigan met in the 1965 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley and produced a classic. The game produced some spectacular tries with legends of the game like Billy Boston, Eric Ashton, and BrianMcTigue on the Wigan side. Among others who cannot be denied are the brave lads of Hunslet, captained by Fred Ward and with stars of their own in Brian Gabbitas, Geoff Gunney, Geoff Shelton, and goal-kicking full-back, Billy Langton. Take a look at the Video.
The Wigan team was full of legends. The great Billy Boston and three quarter partner Eric Ashton, 14 years a Wigan player. Also, he was a player-coach at the time of this final. Other legends in the side that day included Phil Clarke’s dad Colin at Hooker and big prop Brian McTigue.
Wigan’s Ray Ashby and Hunslet’s Brian Gabbitas jointly receiving the Lance Todd Trophy. Read the the full match report.
Along with Wigan Rugby League Shirt, we’ve also created a Wigan Rugby League Polo in honour of Billy Boston’s outstanding Wembley Challenge Cup performance in 1959 when Wigan defeated Hull by 30-13. Billy Boston was one of the ’10 Originals’ named on the Roll of Honour in the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.
Rugby League Cares
With every sale a donation is made to the charity Rugby League Cares that helps players transition out of the sport. Moreover, it also supports players past and present who are enduring poor health or hardship. RL Cares and Ellis Rugby partnership page.
Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton the Hall of Fame Rugby League jersey features a detailed appliqué Crest. Other features include herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Available sizes are S to 5XL.
Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton the Hall of Fame Rugby League jersey features a detailed appliqué Crest. Other features include herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Available S to 5XL.