Billy Boston

  • Playing Career

Playing Career


Vital Statistics

Monday, 6th August, 1934
Current Age
88 years and 300 days
Place Of Birth
Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

Awards & Accolades

English Hall Of Fame
International Hall Of Fame

Playing Career Statistics

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Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Tour Matches Great Britain 43 66 -   - 198 32 11 0 74.42% List
Test Series 17 16 -   - 21 10 7 0 58.82% List
The Ashes 9 9 -   - 54 5 4 0 55.56% List
European Championship 2 5 -   - 15 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches England Knights 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
World Cup 3 2 -   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List


Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1954-63 32 25 -   - 75 21 10 1 65.63% List
Other 1955 2 5 -   - 15 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1954-1963 34 30 0   0 90 23 10 1 67.65% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1954-1960 3 2 -   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List

Your Say

Keith Bowen says: In many people's eyes one of the very best, if not the best player of all time. Vastly under rated but his try scoring record speaks for itself.
Although out on the wing, Billy was the complete footballer. Yes he had strength and he used it but what wasn't appreciated was his all round ability. Supremely gifted he had all the attributes and more to make him a contender to be the greatest ever. (10/04/2012)

Anonymous says: Mr billy Boston was taught by my father terry fleetwood at catterick signals 1951 -1953 he became a pti physical training instructor due to fact the signals course was not for him his physique stood him out from everyone else and whilst at catterick were he regulary won the YMCA table tennis competition and was awarded with ciigerates which he presented to my father (31/07/2013)

joe tighe says: billy boston as a man he is a brilliant person and as a rugby player he was up there with the very best players such as tom van volenovan brian bevan and mick Sullivan.what price would these four bring today.i rate boston as the best of all he was the perfect player he was the complete rugby player,but nobody talks about his ability to swivel his hips while running at full pelt to shrug off a apposing player.i have seen this on many occasions when he left them floundering at thin air,and players lying on the floor in his wake, plus his jack hammer hand off (08/04/2015)

Briian says: His career spanned 18 years, including 11 matches for Blackpool.He amassed 571 tries,registered the fastest
Every century of touchdowns in just 68 games (09/01/2016)

David E. Watkins says: I was from the Cynon Valley,so I had heared of imagine my surprise in the autumn of 1953,while shivvering in my flimsy PT.Kit outside the Kemmel Education Centre of 1Tr.Sig.Regt.Catterick Camp a Welsh voice rang out ordering us to Turn Right and follow him up the rain soaked hill onto the Moors.On several occaisions during my stay there I travelled back to Cardiff with him and the West African Defence Regt.guy he had befriended who unable to spend leave at home,was made welcome in Tiger Bay my Billy,s Mam. There were other Rugby players around at that time ,one being Brian Gabbitas??who was on my course.and I soon became aware of the general feeling that Billy,s Colour was the reason he never played for Wales!!
Sadly,I have,over the years made Welsh Media enquiries as to how Billy was doing....but they were always ignored.????? WHY??? That Great Guy..Did Right ....going North!!! (26/05/2020)

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