Gus Risman

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 1988


Born: 1 January 1911; Cardiff, Wales


Died: 17 October 1994


Position: Centre


Career Dates: 1929-1954


Clubs: Salford, Workington, Batley


Gus Risman’s career spanned a quarter of a decade. He was 41 when he won a second Challenge Cup in 1952 and won three championships with Salford as a player. He played in five Ashes series, home and away in 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937 and 1946 (the last aged 35 – another record).


He captained Wales and Great Britain many time during 36 internationals and Tests, and captained the touring Lions in Australia in 1946. His phenomenal all-round record is testament to a true great: 843 appearances, 1,678 goals kicked and 4,050 points scored.