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Issue number 80– Autumn 2022

On the front cover:

Alex Murphy and Mike Cleary – Great Britain versus Australia.

Features include:

The World Cup legacy – Dave Valentine in Paris.

Dressed for success – Great Britain’s World Cup teams of the past.

The Fighting Fifties – Robert Gate remembers some infamous rough matches.

Leeds v Castleford in fierce battle at Odsal in the 1969 Championship Final.

Alex Murphy – a winner for Warrington.

Les Dyl ‘star quality’ – tribute to a great personality.

Oldham players celebrate their heritage numbers.

Two of the great entertainers – special memories of Bill Ashurst and Les Dyl.

Baseball’s links with Rugby League – history never told before.

Rochdale Hornets and the ‘pocket rocket’ programme.

Bryan Todd – a career with Bradford Northern, Keighley, Saints and more.

James Roby – the St.Helens star reaches 500 game milestone.

Featherstone Rovers’ first visit to Wembley in 1952.

When Harry Hornby brought floodlit cricket to Odsal Stadium.

The strength of Wakefield Schools Rugby League in the late 1950s.

Ian Brooke’s book a first for Wakefield Trinity Heritage.

Bramley’s pack line up at Headingley in the early ’60s.

York ‘A’ and Halifax ‘A’ – reserve teams featured.

Frank Foster meets Tom Webb at Watersheddings.

Jeff Butterfield – loyal full-back for Keighley.

‘Fiery Jack’ Austin – one of Bramley’s heroes.

Frank Wilson – a great Welsh international of St.Helens.

Remembering Reg Parker of Barrow and Blackpool Borough.

When Swinton captain Albert Blan was not happy.

Arnold Bagnall – the super-charged touch-judge of the ’sixties.

Tributes to two Barrow greats – Phil Jackson and Don Wilson.

The Kangaroo war dance – pictured at Warrington on the 1967 tour.

The Australian ‘Immortals’.

Team photos: Batley (1958), Swinton (1963-64), Whitehaven (1965), York ‘A’ (1964), Halifax ‘A’ (1956).

Obituaries and tributes to: Les Dyl, Bill Ashurst, Terry Gorman, Asuqo Ema, Alec Dick, Danny Sheehan, Ron ‘Ceddy’ Jackson, Billy Wright, Stan Dorrington, Mick Crane, Rodney Morris, Phil Jackson, John Corcoran, Colin Taylor, Norman Herbert, Don Wilson, Graham Evans, Bert Eden, Don Hammond, Johnny Duggan, Harry Gration, Maurice Lindsay.



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