Frank Myler

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    • Kemik’s Assistant
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    Sad news this morning. Big Jim has just tweeting of his passing.

    A true Widnes legend RIP Frank

    Viking Man
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    • North Stander
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    Real sad news, RIP Frank.

    Mr H
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    Widnes legend.

    My condolences to his family xx

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    • North Stander
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    R.I.P. Frank, Condolances to the family and friends.

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    Will be forever remembered (rightly) as a Widnes great, but also coached us for a while as well.

    Heaven RLFC makes another signing.

    RIP Frank.


    " ---- and then on the eighth day, God created Rugby League."

    Former Chemic
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    Remember him here as good player and coach, he must have been over 80.

    Sad news

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    • North Stander
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    A great player, a true legend, honoured to have seen him play. When he moved to St Helens they (i was told) asked questions in Parliament. RIP Frank may you find eternal peace❤️❤️

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    One of the true ‘greats’.

    Modest and a real gentleman. Massive as a young standoff and just got better with age.


    RIP Frank.

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    • North Stander
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    RIP frank

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    Coached us to our first championship

    Another great night when they played we are the champions at the end

    Beating the Aussies was another and brought some great players to the club as well

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    Very sad to hear this. Frank was the one true “star” in the  Widnes side when I started supporting in the late 1950’s so he is special to me.  He scored that marvellous try under the posts at Wembley in the Challenge Cup final against HKR  in 1964 to take the game our way. The first trophy win I saw in person aged 14. While at Widnes he played for GB and toured down under. When he transferred to Saints, I think it was 1967, I was gutted for weeks.   At Saints he went on to win more trophies in a very good side & of course captained the last winning ashes GB RL side on the 1970 tour. He was also a very successful coach after his playing days including at Widnes.  RIP Frank & condolences to his family & friends.

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    A great player and loyal servant to the club for many years. He was an outstanding player and shone like a diamond in the Widnes team of his day. Also, the last GB captain to win the Ashes in Australia.

    I have great memories of seeing him play, but his try in the 1964 CC final stands out for me.

    Another one of those stars of yesterday, who would have been stars in the modern game. The name, Myler, will always be synonymous with the fantastic game of Rugby League.



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    A great player.

    A great ambassador for the club and the game of rugby.

    A true gentleman, very modest and respectful.

    The world has lost one of its greats and he will be sadly missed by many.

    RIP Frank, condolences to his family.

    In more normal times this would and should have been the biggest funeral Widnes has ever seen.

    The Vicar
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    R I P Frank . A true Legend of the sport and our club.

    The Vicar

    Vinty the Great
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    As has been said, Frank was a great, great player for Widnes (mainly), Saints and GB. Probably the strongest stand off ever to play the game, he was my first Widnes hero in the 1950s.  Was GB stand off in the 1960 World Cup winning team, toured Australia in 1962, was unbelievably overlooked in ’66, and famously,  was captain of the 1970 team, still the last GB team to win an Ashes series. He also, for many years, held the World Record number of tries in a season (34) for a stand off, scored in season 1957/8, I think, and this in a mediocre Widnes side.

    When any all time great Widnes team is picked, Frank would be an automatic choice either at stand off or centre, for anyone who was lucky enough to see him play.

    Like most great players of that era, he was also a true gentleman,  and there wouldn’t be many people anywhere who would have a bad word to say about him.

    RIP, Frank, a true Widnes legend, we’ll not see your like again.


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