Billy Langton was an outstanding junior rugby player and he captained both his school and Hunslet Schools when they won the Yorkshire Shield in 1951/52. He also captained Hunslet Juniors in 1952/53 when he scored 40 tries and 80 goals.
He signed for Hunslet in 1953 and made his debut at the age of 18 in the Lazenby Cup at Headingley in 1955 when his tackling of the great Lewis Jones was a feature of the match.
His most memorable season came in 1958/59 when he became only the second player in Rugby League to play and score in every match of a season setting records with his mammoth tallies of 181 goals and 380 points.
He also had the distinction of playing for Hunslet in probably the finest post war Championship Final and Challenge Cup Final. He kicked 5 goals on each of those occasions but finished on the losing side as Hunslet came up against a stellar St Helens team in the 1959 Championship Final and against an outstanding Wigan team at Wembley 6 years later.
His immaculate fielding of the ball together with his beautifully timed tackling made him an outstanding full back who made 395 appearances for Hunslet in a magnificent career spanning 11 seasons. His scoring feats of 1044 goals and 2202 points make him stand alone as the greatest goal kicker and points gatherer in Hunslet’s illustrious history.
He is member of Hunslet’s Hall of Fame.