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Vale Dave Bolton

Wests Tigers would like to extend its condolences to the family of Dave Bolton following his recent passing.

A former Great Britain international five-eighth, Bolton was a member of the Balmain Tigers 1969 Premiership-winning team — at the time becoming just the second Englishman to play in a winning Grand Final side in Australia. 

Bolton made his rugby league debut with Wigan in 1954 and went on to play over 300 games for the Warriors over the course of the next decade.

One of the finest English players to join the Sydney competition, Bolton also would play a total of eight Tests for Great Britain from 1958 to 1963.

Following his playing career, Bolton would coach Parramatta for the 1973 and 1974 NSWRF seasons before later becoming an Assistant Coach to eventual Wests Tigers Life Member Tim Sheens while at Penrith in the 1980's.

He was inducted into the Balmain Tigers Hall of Fame in 2005.

The thoughts of all at Wests Tigers are with Dave's family at this time.