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On the front cover: Tommy Smales – for Huddersfield in the 1962 Championship Final. 
Features include:
Roy Francis – the coach ahead of his time at Hull F.C.
Smales and Devery – and the tradition of Fartown’s Champion captains.
Italy – the dramatic untold story of the Veneto in the late 1950s and ’60s.
Wigan’s greatest Challenge Cup tie victories – seven of the best.   
Alan Buckley’s 1966 tour story – personal memories of a Swinton Lion.  
Featherstone Rovers and a Salary Cap in the 1960s.  
Bradford Northern stars of the ’sixties line up.
Maurice Bamford remembers good days at Hunslet and Bramley.
Warrington beat St.Helens in the 1959 Lancashire Cup Final.
Barrow’s great tradition of ‘A’ team rugby at Craven Park.
Harry Hughes – played for all three north-west clubs.
John Fox – a real stalwart of Batley.
Martin Murphy – full-back favourite for Oldham.
Steve Smith – Halifax full-back knew it all at Thrum Hull.  
Frank Boardman – Salford hooker of the ’fifties.
Mick Shoebottom in classic action for Leeds at Headingley.
Castleford’s club history – a great story to be preserved.
Jeff Heaton for St.Helens at Wembley in 1972.
Obituaries and tributes to:  Tommy Sale (Leigh & Widnes), Wilf Roach (Rochdale & St.Helens), Joe Mullaney (Featherstone), Brian Wrigglesworth (Doncaster, Bramley, Fetaherstone), Alex Kersey-Brown (Huddersfield), George Palmer (Batley), Terry Robbins (Bradford & Bramley), John Earle (Warrington & Blackpool Boro’), Brian Johnson (Warrington), Paddy Reid (Halifax & Huddersfield), Terry Cook (Halifax), Bernard Vizier (Roanne), Gilbert Verdie (Albi).
Team pictures include:  Rochdale Hornets (late 1960s), Wakefield Trinity (1959), Keighley (1957), Featherstone Rovers 1967, England Amateurs 1976.     PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE 

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