He doesn't. Try a fair few years earlier and look at the Cumbrian teams, then report back.
From "A people's game (the official history of Rugby League 1895 - 1995)" by Geoffrey Moorhouse, pg 216: -
'He [Gus Risman] was forty-three years old when he retired, and only two British players are famous for having been older than that; Joe Ferguson... and Jeff Grayshon...'
So you're either thinking of either an infamous player or a foreign player.