Bill Ashurst at Riversiders

Bill Ashurst at Riversiders

Former Wigan player Bill Ashurst and guests will be at the Riversiders meeting next Tuesday (7th October).

Ashurst, widely recognised as one of the outstanding second-row forwards in rugby league since the Second World War is launching his hard hitting autobiography which covers his full rugby league career and much more.

Bill Ashurst: Tries and Prayers - A Rugby League Journey, looks at Bill's playing and coaching year whilst charting his life growing up in Wigan up to becoming a Christian.

Bill's career was often controversial. His book pulls no punches as he looks back on a bitter defeat in the 1970 Challenge Cup Final; a record unbeaten run with Wigan; playing for Penrith and his relationship with Mike Stephenson; falling out with Vince Karalius and leaving Wigan for a second time; being assistant coach at Wigan with Alex Murphy; coaching at Wakefield Trinity and being sent off in his final playing appearance for Runcorn Highfield at Central Park.

Bill will be joined by a host of special guests on Tuesday 7th October including Andy Gregory, Alex Murphy, Jim Mills and Mike Nicholas.

Graham Lovett will compere the event at the DW Stadium, 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

To be published on 29 September 2014 @ £14.95. The book will be available at the event for £14.00, or can be ordered from the London League Publications Ltd website, for £14.00 post free in the UK. It will also be available from the Wigan Warriors club shop, Waterstones Wigan, all good bookshops and

An E-Book version will be available for Kindle readers on Amazon. 

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