Billy Smith - A Saint From Head To

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Historian Helen Elward and Graeme `Changa' Langlands have released the biography of Billy Smith. The biography is called `Billy Smith - A Saint From Head To Toe'.

The great Kevin Ryan launched the book at the St.George Leagues Club today (14/4/2004).

Smith's contribution to St.George is summed up in the book's introduction:

"Billy Smith, one of the most talented, respected and universally admired figures in Rugby League's history, is renowned for his toughness, tenacity and versatility. He was an incredible footballer and a dominant force in St.George, NSW and Australian teams. Saints fans remember with pride their dynamic Little General's trademark short diagonal dashes, his marvellous passes, his feroc ous tackling, and his great heart and love of the game. He lasted 17 seasons in first grade, establishing a club record of 296 grade games, and gave everything but his life for the red and whites. His career is one of the greatest survival stories in the history of the game."

The biography is on sale at the St.George Leagues Club and the St.George Football Club for $20.

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