Bill Shankland

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Career Stats & Summary

Became an Amatuer golfer after he retired from Rugby League. He finished 3rd at the British Open in 1939.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
William Shankland
Born
Thursday, 25th July, 1907
Died
Monday, 14th September, 1998 (Aged 91 years and 51 days)
Place Of Birth
Bondi, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Australian Test winger later had a successful career as a professional golfer. Playing for Glebe in 1928, Shankland represented NSW as five-eighth but moved to Easts the following year and shifted to his favoured wing role. Touring with the 1929-30 Kangaroos, the Easts flankman played in all four Tests on the historic tour and was top try-scorer (24 tries) and second highest point-scorer with 104pts (24t, 16g). Returning to Australia, he moved to Leeton in the Riverina as captain-coach before coming back to England and playing with Warrington. He captained the club in two Wembley Cup finals (1933 and 1936) and premiership finals (1935 and 1937) before his retirement in 1938. Shankland later turned his talents to golf and finished third in the 1939 British Open and fifth in the same event in 1948.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1929-30 4 3 -   - 9 1 2 1 25.00% Match list
Overall 1929-1930 4 3 0   0 9 1 2 1 25.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1929-1930 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Dominion XIII 1936-37 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1930-1937 3 0 0   0 2 1 0 66.67% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Division 1925 2 1 5   - 13 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1928-30 11 13 8   - 55 9 2 0 81.82% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1929 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Kangaroos 1930 1 1 2   - 7 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1930 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1925-1930 16 17 15   0 81 13 3 0 81.25% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Glebe NSWRFL 1927 7 2 1   - 8 2 5 0 28.57% Match list
Glebe NSWRFL 1928 6 - 5   - 10 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1929 9 10 2   - 34 3 4 2 33.33% Match list
Overall 1927-1929 22 12 8   0 52 7 13 2 31.82% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Glebe 1927-28 13 2 6   - 18 4 9 0 30.77% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1929 9 10 2   - 34 3 4 2 33.33% Match list
Overall 1927-1929 22 12 8   0 52 7 13 2 31.82% Match list

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