27th March 2020, 11:38 | great_britain

Rugby League mourns passing of Frank Myler

Rugby League mourns passing of Frank Myler

The Rugby Football League are saddened to hear of the passing of former Great Britian Rugby League captain Frank Myler.

Myler was the last captain to lead Great Britain to a Rugby League Ashes Tour victory over Australia in 1970, with the side losing just one match during the memorable tour. 

He also lifted the Challenge Cup with Widnes Vikings before going on to coach his howetown club.

Rugby Football League CEO Ralph Rimmer said: “Frank Myler will rightly be remembered as an outstanding player, especially for Widnes and St Helens, and of course for Great Britain including captaining the Lions to our last Ashes success in Australia in 1970. 

“I was privileged to attend the Rugby League Lions Association lunch earlier this year and to present medals to members of the squad and in some cases their relatives on behalf of the RFL, in belated recognition of their achievement.

“Frank was too ill to attend, but it was obvious listening to the recollections of the players who did that his leadership had been a key factor behind the success of that tour. He also went on to coach Great Britain on the 1984 Lions tour.

“On behalf of the RFL, we send our condolences to his family and friends.”