Bill Ashurst: Former Wigan rugby player returns home following a medical scare

A former Wigan rugby player has returned home following a medical scare.

Bill Ashurst, who enjoyed two separate spells at Central Park during the 1960s and 1970s, was admitted to hospital at the beginning of April.

At the weekend he posted an update on Facebook to let people know how he was doing.

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He wrote: “Thank you to all my friends and family for all your best wishes and prayers. After many tests for a tummy bleed, I can go home today.

Bill Ashurst

"If not I must carry this tribulation called hospital food, wow give me Jim Mills anytime.

“Anyway, I am in high spirits and hope to be back in the company of friends soon.”

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During his playing career, Ashurst also played for Penrith Panthers, Wakefield Trinity and Runcorn Highfield, as well as representing Great Britain.