|Date Of Birth||01/10/1947|
|Place Of Birth||Featherstone|
|Clubs||Salford Red Devils, Oldham RLFC, St Helens, Wigan Warriors|
|Honours||Wales RL, Great Britain|
With an outstanding playing record for both Wales and Great Britain as well as a long and distinguished club playing record with Wigan Warriors where he scored 159 tries in 400 appearances, Bill Francis was a perfect choice as an interim joint head coach for Wales with John Mantle for one game in 1978 where they also played. His playing career continued into the 1980s.