On the subject of Bill Ashurst, there’s certainly some unanswered questions around the controversy surrounding his time at Penrith.
On the good note - he brought the ‘round the corner’ kicking style to Australia.
The great mystery surrounds his fall out with Stephenson and the coaching staff. This led to Stephenson being captain - coach following Jack Clare’s departure as coach.
From little I hear this almost tore the club apart. That said, all was forgiven in later days.
But the mystery remains just what went on, and how it was handled.
Ashurst and Stephenson where both on record money deals, maybe resentment from other players? Club going broke have spent record sum on 2 forwards? Personality clash, religion? It’s him or me type demands?
I know this is a little off topic, but still seems to be some unanswered questions almost 50 years later.
Nice to see you drop in Max😊