Bill Ramsey (rugby league) is confirmed dead at the age of 76.
Bill was best known as a English rugby league player (Leeds).
Bill Ramsey
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Ramsey
Bornfourth ¼ 1943 (age 76–77)
Leeds district, England
Playing information
PositionProp, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1962–67Hunslet125
1967–74Leeds197397
1974Bradford Northern
1975–76Hull F.C.
197?–7?Widnes589
Total38048700
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
196?–6?Commonwealth XIII≥1
196?–7?Yorkshire60000
1965–74Great Britain80000
Coaching information
Club
Years
Team
Gms
W
D
L
W%
197?–7?
Hunslet
Source:
William "Bill" Ramsey (birth registered fourth ¼ 1943) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played as a prop, second-row or loose forward in the 1960s and 1970s, and coached in the 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, Yorkshire, and Commonwealth XIII, and at club level for Hunslet, Leeds, Bradford Northern, Hull FC and Widnes during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Hunslet. During his Leeds career Ramsey appeared in 17 major Finals, including five at Wembley Stadium, London, scored a rare drop goal in the 1969 Championship Final, toured twice in 1966 and 1974, and won seven winners medals with Leeds.
Contents
1 Background
2 Playing career
2.1 Hunslet
2.2 Leeds
2.2.1 International honours
2.2.2 Championship Final appearances
2.2.3 County League appearances
2.2.4 Challenge Cup Final appearances
2.2.5 County Cup Final appearances
2.2.6 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances
2.3 Bradford Northern
2.4 Hull
2.4.1 Players No.6 Trophy Final appearances
2.5 Widnes
2.5.1 County Cup Final appearances
2.5.2 Players No.6 Trophy Final appearances
3 Genealogical information
4 References
5 External links
Background
Bill Ramsey's birth was registered in Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire,
Playing career
Hunslet
Ramsey played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Hunslet's 16-20 defeat by Wigan in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016. Ramsey represented Commonwealth XIII in 1965 against New Zealand at Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre, London on Wednesday 18 August 1965, Ramsey won caps for Great Britain while at Hunslet in 1965 against New Zealand (2 matches), in 1966 against France, Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches),
Ramsey played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Hunslet's 8-17 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1965 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1965–66 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 October 1965.
Leeds
Ramsey was transferred from Hunslet to Leeds in 1967 for £10,000, (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £298,500 in 2013), he made his début, and scored a try for Leeds against Keighley on Friday 8 December 1967.
International honours
Bill Ramsey won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1974 against New Zealand.
Championship Final appearances
Bill Ramsey played, and scored a drop goal in Leeds' 16-14 victory over Castleford in the Championship Final during the 1968–69 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 24 May 1969.
During Bill Ramsey's time at Leeds there was a 9-5 victory over St. Helens in the Championship Final during the 1971–72 season.
County League appearances
Bill Ramsey played in Leeds' victories in the Yorkshire County League during the 1967–68 season, 1968–69 season and 1969–70 season.
Challenge Cup Final appearances
Bill Ramsey played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leeds' 11-10 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1968 Challenge Cup "Watersplash" Final during the 1967–68 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1968, played Loose forward in the 7-24 defeat by Leigh in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 15 May 1971, in front of a crowd of 85,514, and played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in the 13-16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972, in front of a crowd of 89,495.
County Cup Final appearances
Bill Ramsey played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, (replaced by interchange/substitute Merv Hicks) in Leeds' 22-11 victory over Castleford in the 1968 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968, played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, and scored a try in the 23-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1970 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in the 36-9 victory over Dewsbury in the 1972 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, and was an interchange/substitute in the 7-2 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1973 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973.
BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances
Bill Ramsey played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leeds' 9-5 victory over St. Helens in the 1970 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1970–71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 15 December 1970.
Bradford Northern
Ramsey signed for Bradford Northern on 27 January 1974, he stayed at the club until 8 September that year.
Hull
Ramsey spent the 1975–76 Northern Rugby Football League season with Hull F.C.
Players No.6 Trophy Final appearances
Ramsey played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Hull FC's 13-19 defeat by Widnes in the 1975–76 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 24 January 1976.
Widnes
Ramsey played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 13-16 defeat by Leeds in the 1977 Challenge Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1977.
County Cup Final appearances
Ramsey played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 16-11 victory over Workington Town in the 1976 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1976–77 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 30 October 1976.
Players No.6 Trophy Final appearances
Ramsey played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 4-9 defeat by Warrington in the 1977–78 Players No.6 Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 January 1978
Genealogical information
Bill Ramsey's marriage to Marlene (née Chilton) was registered during first ¼ 1960 in Leeds district. They had children; Gary (born c. 1966)
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