Balmain grand-final winner Bolton dies

Dave Bolton, who was part of the 1969 Premiership-winning team of Balmain Tigers, has died at the age of 83.

Balmain Tigers' 1969-Premiership winner Dave Bolton has died at the age of 83, West Tigers have announced.

The former Wigan and Great Britain standoff also coached Parramatta from 1973-74 before becoming assistant to Tim Sheens at Penrith in the mid-1980s.

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

A statement from Wests Tigers read: "The thoughts of all at Wests Tigers are with Dave's family at this time."

Bolton scored 127 tries in 300 appearances for UK club Wigan from 1954-64 before joining Balmain Tigers, where he went on to become just the second Englishman to win a grand final.

He won eight caps for Great Britain from 1958-63 and also helped Balmain to a victory over the Lions in 1966.