Bev Risman represented England and toured with the British & Irish Lions in rugby union earlier than switching to rugby league with Leigh in 1961 and later shifting to Leeds. Leeds announce a minute’s silence to be held previous to Friday’s Tremendous League recreation between the Rhinos and Huddersfield
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Former dual-code worldwide Bev Risman has died on the age of 85, the Rugby Soccer League has introduced.
Risman represented England and toured with the British and Irish Lions in rugby union earlier than switching to league with Leigh in 1961 and later shifting to Leeds.
The son of one other rugby league nice in Gus Risman, he captained Nice Britain within the 1968 World Cup and gained each the Championship and Problem Cup with Leeds.
He was pressured to retire by damage in 1970 however remained an influential determine within the recreation. He helped set up scholar rugby league, managed Fulham and have become a director at London Broncos.
Risman was born in Salford however raised in Cumbria, and later returned north to function chairman at Carlisle.
He was added to the game’s roll of honour in 2005, served as RFL president in 2010 and was awarded an OBE for companies to rugby league in 2012.
RFL chief government Tony Sutton mentioned: “On behalf of the RFL and the game, we ship condolences to Bev Risman’s household and pals – and we pay tribute to a person who made such a contribution to each codes of rugby as a participant, and to rugby league in such a variety of roles after his retirement.”
Leeds introduced a minute’s silence can be held previous to Friday’s Tremendous League recreation between the Rhinos and Huddersfield, with gamers sporting black armbands as a mark of respect.
Risman made 162 appearances for Leeds, kicking 611 objectives and scoring 20 tries for the membership. 4 of his objectives got here in Leeds’ well-known win within the 1968 ‘Watersplash’ Problem Cup last towards Wakefield.
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