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On the front cover: Tommy Martyn playing for England – as we pay tribute to Tommy in this issue.

Features include:
Marking 50 years since the introduction of the 4-tackle rule.
Dewsbury’s Championship winners of 1973.
Mick Stephenson and Great Britain’s class players of 1974.
Men who made the Hunslet spirit, by Maurice Bamford.
Different days at Rochdale Hornets.
Leigh’s dynasty – inspiration of their 1982 Champions.
Jim Measures – on the Wembley road with Saints and Widnes.
Wakefield Trinity’s Lions tourists.
No more tears for Hull Kingston Rovers.
Featherstone Rovers’ talented trio of unfulfilled potential.  
Wigan’s Welsh stars – Jack Bowen’s tales from Central Park.
Ken Gowers’ debut for Swinton.
Salford’s most exciting player – Wally McArthur.
Francois Recaborde – remarkable story of a French pioneer.
Hull’s Aussie signings of the 1940s.
Ian Van Bellen – a Fulham favourite.
Peter Douglas – Barrow and St.Helens stand-off.
Stewart Piper – a real Doncaster stalwart.
‘Spanky’ McFarlane remembered as Cumbrian teams struggle.
Kevin Ward – one of Castleford’s mightiest forwards.
Bob Jackson – Warrington’s 50th hall of famer.
A Cumberland county try for Louis Shepherd.
Milestones for Ken Rollin of Wakefield Trinity.
Broughton Moor – Cumberland amateurs in the 1960s.
Obituaries and tributes to:  Tommy Martyn (Leigh, Warrington & Batley), Frank ‘Shanks’ Watson (Hunslet & Leeds), Jimmy Dalton (Whitehaven), Ken Thornett (Leeds & Parramatta), Trevor Roberts (Swinton), John Hay (Leeds & Bramley), Alistair Ford and Jimmy Chalmers (Scottish Borderers), Kevin Allatt (referee), Kevin O’Loughlin (Wigan & Swinton), Raymond Fewster (Castleford & Wakefield).
Team pictures include:  Leigh (Champions in 1982), Wales (1945), Batley (1964), Bramley 1975).

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