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Billy Johnston
England
Full name William Redpath Johnston
Born circa 1887, Bristol
Died date unknown
Major teams England
Position Fullback

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1910-1914 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 1 84.37
Five/Six Nations 1910-1914 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 1 90.00

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Test debut England v Wales at Twickenham, Jan 15, 1910 match details
Last Test France v England at Colombes, Apr 13, 1914 match details
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England fullback Bill Johnston, one of a remarkable succession of Bristol players to hold the position, was Irish-born. A debutant against Wales in 1910, he enhanced the solid impression made on that occasion with a brave defensive display against Ireland a month later, frequently halting Irish footrushes by diving among their feet - a requirement of old-style fullback that helps explain why his eventual tally of 16 caps would remain an English record until overtaken by Bob Hiller in the early 1970s.


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Mar 21, 1914
The England XV for the match against Scotland in 1914
The England XV for the match against Scotland in 1914
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