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pm47 - Memories and Comments on Billy Ashurst.

Posted by... quigs eraofthebiff - on ... Monday, May 14, 2012
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SEE FURTHER COMMENTS BELOW FROM Dave Byrne, Merseyside, UK. and
COMMENTS FROM CHRIS HILL, ST.HELENS - ENGLAND - Posted 29/04/2006

COMMENTS FROM DOWNAGREENER, WIGAN Posted 26/5/2006
Memories of bill ashurst - Wigan Pieman wrote,

billy deserves to be in the hardman vote as he is recognised as one of the hardest guys to play for wigan.

He used to get sent off on a regular basis for fighting.

his last game of rugby was ironically against wigan whilst coach of runcorn highfield. due to a players strike billy named himself as a sub for the cup game although approaching 40,and was sent off after 10 seconds for flattening andy goodway in his first involvement in the game.

he still lives in wigan, became a born again christian whilst landlord of the anderton arms ,where he read the bible over the bar to trouble makers before taking them outside and knocking hell out of them.

he now lives in the ince district of wigan and is crippled with knee problems

FURTHER MEMORIES AND COMMENTS FOR Dave Byrne, Merseyside, UK.

Players name for story: Bill Ashurst

You mention Bill Ashurst as being "clobbered" during a Saints match but nothing of him in the hard mans list.

I heard that he was playing for Great Britain in Australia and he got sent off. No surprise there but his mother invaded the pitch and hit the referee with her hand bag!!

FURTHER MEMORIES AND COMMENTS FROM CHRIS HILL, ST.HELENS - ENGLAND - Posted 29/04/2006


With reference to M47 and Bill Ashurst, never saw the guy play but was flicking through the sky channels recently as you do and came across him giving an interview on a Christian TV Channel.

He spoke about his time in Australia when he was signed for a world record fee by Penrith for £17,000.

He made his debut and wanted to make an impression and to give the fans their moneys worth as he cost a lot of money back in 1973.

The only problem was his hooker would not pass the ball to him and this only got Bill more and more aggravated. It came to a head when Bill decided enough was enough, at the next scrum he knocked out his own hooker inside the scrum.

The referee didn't know who'd done it and the player was carried off and replaced.

Bill proceeded to play a blinder and Penrith won the match.

When his coach realised what Bill had done after the match he told him to do it again in the future if it meant Penrith won the game....


Stevo on the left playing for the Penrith Panthers in Australia.


the unfortunate hooker was 'Stevo' Mike Stephenson the Sky TV commentator who unfortunately UK viewers have to put up with every week !!!

Good on ya Bill !!!

 

Further Memories from downagreener, wigan - received 26/05/2006

Club followed - LEIGH

Bill Ashurst stiff armed Stan Owen when the ref sent
him off he said to ref why thats my first offence. ref. said i know its
for your own good cause when he comes round he will kill you...

 

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