Bill Burgess (rugby league, born 1897)

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William Burgess
Personal information
Full name William Burgess
Born second ¼ 1897
Barrow-in-Furness district, England
Died unknown
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1919–33 Barrow 464 55 537 1239
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1919–≤33 Lancashire 17
1923–30 England 8 4 11 0 34
1924–30 Great Britain 16 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3]

William Burgess (birth registered second ¼ 1897[4] – death unknown), also known by the nickname of "Bill", was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Barrow, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[1]


Bill Burgess' birth was registered in Barrow-in-Furness district, Lancashire.

International honours

Bill Burgess won caps for England while at Barrow in 1923 against Wales, in 1924 against Other Nationalities, in 1925 against Wales (2 matches), in 1926 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, in 1928 against Wales, and in 1930 against Other Nationalities,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1924 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1926-27 against New Zealand (3 matches), in 1928 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1929-30 against Australia (2 matches).[3]

Honoured at Barrow Raiders

Bill Burgess is a Barrow Raiders Hall of Fame inductee.[5]

Genealogical Information

Bill Burgess was the father of the rugby league footballer; Bill Burgess.

Outside of rugby league

Following his retirement from playing rugby league, Bill Burgess was the Landlord of the Washington Hotel[permanent dead link], Roose Road, Barrow-in-Furness.


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame at". 31 December 2016. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

External links

  • Hall of Fame at
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