The British Ruby Legend Passed Away From Unknown Causes
Former Wigan, Penrith, And Team GB Back Rower, Bill Ashurst, Has Died Aged 74.
Rugby icon Bill Ashurst has died aged 74, from unknown causes.
Wigan and Team GB star, who also played for Australian team Penrith
Panthers, was remembered by all three squads as: “One of the best
back-rowers of the 70's and 80's”.
starting his sports career in Football, Ashurst turned down an offer
from Blackburn Rovers to play for the Wigan rugby team, which he
stated was: “Due to me wanting to stay in my home town for a little
Ashurst retired from Rugby in January 1989, following years of
success in Great Britain and Australia.
was surrounded by friends and family when he died.