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If you're looking for that perfect Father's Day gift, then come along to Kogarah on Sunday (August 29) and meet Billy Smith. The St George legend will be autographing his book, "A Saint from Head to Toe" before and after the Dragons v Manly game at St George Leagues Club.
A centre who turned into a champion half back, Billy Smith made 233 first grade appearances with St George from 1963-77, scoring 30 tries, 24 goals and 23 field goals for a total of 161 points. In all, he played 296 all grade matches which remains as a club record.
He represented NSW 15 times between 1964-1973 and played 18 Tests for Australia between 1964-1970. He played in six grand finals 1963-66, 1971 & 1975, winning on four occasions. He twice won the Harry Sunderland Medal for best Australian player in an Ashes series.
A player who never took a backward step, Billy Smith suffered a smashed jaw in 1969 before coming back to captain Australia in the 1970 World Cup.
Billy will be in the foyer of St George Leagues Club, on Sunday 29th August, to sign copies of his book from 10.30 to 12.00 and after the game from 5.30 to 6.30.
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