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issue 61

Issue number 61 – Winter 2017

On the front cover:

Tom Van Vollenhoven – the South African legend.

Features include:

Tributes to some of the greats of Rugby League, including:

former Great Britain captains Chris Hesketh and Tommy Smales;

internationals Ken Gowers, Steve Evans, Syd Little and Ken Roberts;

plus the legendary Tom Van Vollenhoven;

and the game’s big Merseyside character Geoff Fletcher.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Cumberland beating the Australians.

Hull’s search for half-backs and their local boys who made it.

Player-coaches who made Rochdale Hornets buzz.

Chris Hesketh Captain Courageous – one of Salford’s greats.

Frankie Parr – Wigan’s favourite scrum-half of the ’sixties.

Jimmy Hamilton – an unsung hero with Blackpool Borough.

When England played Australia in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Featherstone Rovers and their annual charity matches.

Hunslet the pride of Parkside – Maurice Bamford remembers.

Gus Risman leading out the Indomitables in Sydney.

Great Britain Under-24s international match at Hull in 1977.

Brian Brady Wires’ prop in a Cup battle at Wilderspool.

‘Still Crowing’ – a new book on France’s glory days of the 1950s.

Shaw Cross celebrate – 70th anniversary of a famous amateur club.

Wakefield Trinity’s pack of 1962 getting down to business.

Special Castleford award for Wembley centre Keith Howe.

Barrow hooker Dick Evans under lights at Craven Park.

Robins remember as part of Hull K.R. heritage project.

Eddie Waring and the Great Ones – Rugby League books.

Obituaries and tributes to: Tom Van Vollenhoven, Chris Hesketh, Dick Bonsor, Shaun O’Brien (ex-Hull), Ken Roberts, Syd Little, Ken Dean (of Halifax), Steve Evans, Ken Gowers, Jackie Davidson, Tommy Smales, Derek Watts, Geoff Fletcher, Arthur Johnson (ex-Liverpool City), George Brown (ex-Castleford and Keighley), Harold Tomlinson (Widnes).

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