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Issue number 64 – Autumn 2018

On the front cover:

Harold Poynton – lifting the Championship trophy for Wakefield.

Features include:

Remembering Harold Poynton – one of Trinity’s golden generation.

Life with the Lions – great photographic memories of Swinton.

Hull’s Kiwi polish – New Zealand stars for the Airlie Birds.

In the Wigan hot seat – all the coaches in charge of Wigan.

Ireland – Rugby League’s trips across the Irish Sea.

Maurice Bamford on how coaches and coaching have evolved.

Cumberland – one of the finest hours of the County team of 1956.

Rochdale Hornets just a penalty kick away from Wembley in 1958.

Featherstone Rovers programmes through the ages.

Batley – the lighting up of Mount Pleasant.

Halifax play before packed Odsal crowd on their way to Wembley 1939.

Geoff Gunney – paying tribute to the spirit of Hunslet.

Brian Hogan – rough, tough prop and very under-rated.

Barry Robinson – a real Halifax favourite.

Gordon Lewis – an outstanding Welshman at Leigh.

Mike Dimitro and Rugby League’s American dreams.

Dennis Hartley – new book on the mighty Ashes-winning prop.

French Rugby League’s nadir – the truth behind the brawl of 1981.

Warrington kickers in Hall of Fame – Steve Hesford and Lee Briers.

When all the national newspapers had their Rugby League writers.

‘A’ team corner – Barrow and Hull K.R. reserves in focus.

The sixties in colour – Salford’s Mike Coulman & Swinton’s Dave Robinson.

Team photos including: Blackpool Borough (1957), Leigh (1971), Castleford (1962), Cumberland (1956), St.Helens (1956), Great Britain (1971).

Obituaries and tributes to: Harold Poynton (Wakefield Trinity), Geoff Gunney (Hunslet), Colin Forsyth (York, Bradford Northern), Bryan Todd (Keighley, Halifax, St.Helens, Bradford Northern), John Hickson (Hull K.R.), Peter Geraghty (former referee), Eric Fitzsimons (Oldham, Hunslet), Tom Hadfield and Phil Orchard (New Zealand’s two greatest wingers), Roy Close (former Fulham chairman), Vea Bloomfield (Kiwi who starred in France).



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