Issue 62 – Spring 2018
On the front cover:
John Atkinson – as we pay tribute to the former Leeds and Great Britain star.
Swinton’s Championship of 1963 featuring captain Albert Blan.
Wakefield Trinity’s South Africans – Alan Skene and Colin Greenwood.
Salford’s star threequarter line – Fielding, Watkins, Hesketh and Richards.
Eppie Gibson – one of the Cumbrian greats farewelled.
The sparkling birth of the Cardiff Blue Dragons.
Willie Horne – an idol of the crowd at Barrow.
Jimmy Hoey of Widnes and how his history making scoring record took shape.
Geoff Fletcher and Huyton remembered by Les Sheard (ex-Wakefield Trinity).
What’s happening in New Zealand – serious questions after the World Cup.
The impact of Ces Mountford on Kiwi Rugby League.
When St.Helens beat Wigan in a famous Championship Final controversy.
Remembering Brian Batty and the halcyon days of national newspapers.
The famous Castleford Under-17s of 1964.
Hull fans colourful view of referees at the Boulevard.
John Atkinson and Graeme Langlands – men who made the game’s history.
The original Classy Cas’ led by Alan Hardisty.
Tom Van Vollenhoven before he came to St.Helens.
John Wolford, Bramley’s finest and Keith Boxall, Hull’s white rhino.
John Corcoran, Blackpool Borough skipper.
Jack Pycroft, scrum-half for Oldham, Batley and Halifax.
George Baker, full-back for Whitehaven and Cumberland.
Obituaries and tributes to: John Atkinson, Pat Devery, Mick Martyn, Les Tonks, Dick Wallace, Eppie Gibson, Graeme Langlands, Jack Perry, Tommy Grainey, Tommy Galligan, Dave Worthy, Alan McInnes, Fred Smith, Arnold Thompson, Alan Walsh, Denis Jackson, Hugh Duffy, Ralph Winnard, Reg Hughes, Don Brookes (Doncaster), George Southward (Cumbrian physio), Kenny Shepherd (Whitehaven). Also tributes to former French internationals Jean Barthe, Etienne Courtine, Roger Gardon and Toulouse secretary Raoul Alvarez.
Team pictures include: Leeds (1964), Wigan (1960), Doncaster (1980).
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