Published by Best Legenz April 2004 $19.95

'He'd take anyone on. It wouldn't matter how big or tough they were, he'd have a shot. He was tough as teak,' recalls Steve Edge

Billy Smith, St George's nuggetty halfback and playmaker in the '60s and '70s, was one of the most exciting stars in the Rugby League firmament for 17 seasons of first grade action. His fitness, toughness, tactical genius, and rock-solid commitment inspired the love and loyalty of countless fans and teammates, for whom he was the 'Little General.'

Billy Smith: A Saint from Head to Toe brings back the excitement and passion of the era when Saints ruled the competition for over a decade of amazing, gritty, heart-stoppingly brilliant football.

Norm Provan called him, 'The best halfback that I’ve seen.' Ian Walsh remembers him as, 'One of the gutsiest halfbacks I've ever played with.' Robert Stone says, 'His mental toughness and his vision were miles ahead of anyone else in the game.' Keith Barnes said, 'Billy Smith typifies the word "courage." He doesn’t know the meaning of the word defeat.'

From 1961 to 1977, Billy Smith played 234 first grade games and an additional 62 reserve and third-grade games, captained St George, New South Wales, and Australia, and played in six grand finals, four of them premierships.

Billy Smith: A Saint from Head to Toe, the first in a series of books about some of the Dragons greatest players, relives some of the great moments with riveting game descriptions, behind-the-scenes background stories, personal remembrances, and expert commentary.

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