CURRENT ISSUE 81
Issue number 81 - Winter 2022
On the front cover:
Oldham versus Blackpool Borough – Geoff Sims and Jackie Brennan.
20th Anniversary issue – celebrating two decades of the Journal.
Cliff Watson – remembered in the Black Country.
Keith Smith – the reluctant star of Wakefield Trinity.
Errol Stock and Garth Budge – part of the Bradford Northern revival.
Halifax’s Aussie invasion – Champions and Cup winners in the 1980s.
Brett Kenny – classic Wigan memories at Central Park.
When Salford were the Champions – David Watkins receives the trophy.
Dave Robinson – tribute to one of the Swinton greats.
Victor Trumper – ‘the midwife of Australian Rugby League’.
Blackpool Borough’s meeting with Belle Vue Rangers in 1954-55.
Expansion clubs – lessons of the past from Workington to Fulham.
How Cumberland was a special case in spreading the game.
The Hall of Fame – the greatest players still being ignored.
Leeds and Remembrance as part of Headingley’s heritage.
Writing the Featherstone Rovers story – Ron Bailey’s farewell article.
Hull, Hell and Halifax – tough stuff from the Fighting Fifties.
Rugby League’s last two decades of ‘Spinal Tap’ moments.
The men who have scored over 300 tries as a new name joins the list.
Gary Prohm – the quiet Kiwi of Hull Kingston Rovers.
Aubrey Casewell – the backbone of the Leeds & District Amateurs.
Brian Lockwood’s story – a new book on one of the greats.
News of how to obtain many top Rugby League books by mail.
Julien Rascagneres – the trail-blazing Frenchman who refereed the Ashes.
‘A’ team Shield winners from Hull K.R. and Whitehaven.
Mike Nicholas – 50 years a Warringtonian.
Cumberland County team – the great Brian Edgar in action.
The legendary Brian Bevan frozen in time at Leigh.
Ace newspaper reporter Jack Bentley remembered.
When St.Helens met Bramley in a season of 54 games.
Team photos: Dewsbury (1960-61), Huddersfield (1950), Leigh (1969-70, Featherstone Rovers (1966-67), Workington Town (1954).
Obituaries and tributes to: Dave Robinson, Rowley Moat, Joe Coan, Tommy Thompson, Kenny Foulkes, Ronnie Jackson, Albert Hillman, Barry Muir, Norman Francis, Eddie Whitehead, Charlie Middlehurst, Dennis Brown, David Wakefield, Bobby Wanbon, Tom Morton, Julien Rascagneres, Francis Escande and Roger Rey.
PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE