Billy Gore

William Gore
Personal information
Full name William Gore
Nickname Billy
Born 19 November 1919
Blaina, Wales
Died 13 April 2010 (aged 90)
Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1947–≥47 Newbridge RFC
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Sep 1947 Warrington 1

William "Billy" Gore (19 November 1919 13 April 2010 (aged 90)) born in Blaina, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Newbridge RFC, as a Hooker, i.e. number 2, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Warrington, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums,[1] he died in Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny

International Honours

Billy Gore won caps for Wales (RU) while at Newbridge RFC in 1947 against Scotland, France, and Ireland.[2]

Genealogical Information

Billy Gore was the son of the rugby union and rugby league footballer Jack Gore.

Outside of rugby

Billy Gore worked as a foundryman while playing for Newbridge RFC, He became a licensee, he was a lifelong Labour Party supporter, and was elected as a Councillor, later became chairman of Gwent County Council, and Mayor of Nantyglo.


  1. Robert Gate (1986). "Gone North - Volume 1". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1
  2. "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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