Augustus Beverley "Bev" Walter Risman OBE (born 23 November 1937) is an English left-footed goal-kicking former rugby union and rugby league footballer, a dual-code international, who later became a rugby league coach.
|Full name||Augustus Beverley Walter Risman|
|Born||23 November 1937|
Bev Risman played rugby union at fly-half for the English national side (8 Test appearances) and for the British Lions (4 Test appearances). His international representative début was made 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 rugby league Test caps.
Bev Risman played fullback, and scored 5-Conversions in Leeds' 22-11 victory over Castleford in the 1968 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968.
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. He was replaced by Jim Hartley in 2011.
Bev Risman is the son of the rugby league footballer Gus Risman, the older brother of the rugby league footballer John Risman, and the father of John M. Risman (birth registered during first ¼ 1965 in Leigh, Lancashire), who was the first open double Blue, he achieved his double (Dark) Blue while at the University of Oxford, in both the Rugby Union Varsity, and the 1984 Rugby League Varsity Matches, and Michael Adam Risman (birth registered during second ¼ 1968 in Bradford district).
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