Bev Risman

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Bev Risman
Personal information
Full nameAugustus Beverley Walter Risman
Born (1937-11-23) 23 November 1937 (age 83)
Salford, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fly Half
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1959–61 England 8
1959 British Lions 4
Rugby league
Position Stand-off, Fullback
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Leigh
1966–70 Leeds 164611
Total164061100
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Lancashire
Great Britain 5217040
England 1200
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
198788 Fulham RLFC 0000
Source: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Augustus Beverley Walter Risman OBE (born 23 November 1937) is an English former rugby union and rugby league player and rugby league coach. A dual-code international, he played rugby union for England and the British Lions, and rugby league for Great Britain.

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Background

Bev Risman was born in Salford, Lancashire, England.

Risman is the son of the rugby league player Gus Risman, the older brother of the rugby league player John Risman, and the father of John M. Risman, who was the first open double Blue. He achieved his double Blue at the University of Oxford, in both the rugby union Varsity Match, and the 1984 rugby league Varsity Match. [6]

Playing career

Bev Risman played rugby union at fly-half for England (8 Test appearances) and for the British Lions (4 Test appearances). His international début was in 1959 for England against Wales. His last international rugby union appearance was in 1961.

Switching codes, he played for Leigh (Heritage № 694), Leeds and Lancashire. He won both the Challenge Cup and Championship with Leeds and represented Great Britain in 5 Test appearances. He captained the Great Britain squad in the 1968 Rugby League World Cup where he earned three of his caps.

After retiring he became involved in coach education, the development of the game in the South of England and the organisation of student rugby league. He was inducted to the rugby league Roll of Honour in 2005, and was elected President of the Rugby Football League in 2010. [7] He was replaced by Jim Hartley in 2011. [8]

Risman was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to rugby league. [9]

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References

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  6. "Oxford University RLFC – History". ourlfc.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. Morgan, Martin (13 July 2010). "Bev Risman elected president of Rugby Football League". Workington Times and Star.[ dead link ]
  8. "Past RFL Presidents". therfl.co.uk. Rugby Football League. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  9. "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 12.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bill Goodwin
1986-1987
Coach
Widnes colours.svg
Fulham RLFC

1987-1988
Succeeded by
Bill Goodwin
1988-1989