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Issue number 82 – Spring 2023.

Harry Bath for Warrington against Halifax at Wembley.

Features include:

Tommy Smales – the hero of Bradford Northern.

David Oxley – a special and personal tribute to the former leader of the RFL.

A plea to save the Amateur game – the foundation of Rugby League.

‘This Sporting Life’ – the 60th anniversary of the landmark movie.

Peter Lyons – the remarkable story of the great Widnesian pioneer of coaching.

Frank Wilson – St.Helens honour another of their Welsh stars.

Les Sheard on the ‘merrie city’ of Wakefield in the ‘sixties.

The winners of All Six Cups – a very special handful of players.

‘Spanky’ McFarlane – one of Cumbria’s greatest characters.

Salford coronation celebrations – a touch of royalty at The Willows.

Tough guys together – Kurt Sorensen’s tribute to Brian Hogan.

Maurice Oldroyd tribute – always a BARLA man.

Jean-Claude Touxagas – the special passion of the ‘Treizistes’.

Leeds the Champion team of 1972 in colour.

Bill Ashust for Wigan at Wembley in 1970 in colour.

Remembering the great referee Fred Lindop.

Tribute to Tom Danby – the oldest British Lion.

Tony Johnson – a Fartown favourite.

When Frank Foster was captain of Hull Kingston Rovers.

Wigan and Wembley glory – Roy Evans and Laurie Gilfedder.

The keeper of Station Road – Swinton’s legendary groundsman Norman Sydall.

Ged Smith – the scrum-half who starred in Barrow’s Wembley run.

Billy Pattinson – an unsung hero of Workington Town.

Keith Bollon – always loyal to Bramley.

Dewsbury celebrated their centenary year against Rochdale Hornets.

The passing of Johnny Harpin – amateur great of Dewsbury Celtic.

The mystery of Salford’s Welsh loose-forward Harold Whitney by Robert Gate.

Team photos: Featherstone Rovers (1963), Castleford (1961), Hunslet (1962), Hull K.R. (1966), Widnes (1930), Dewsbury Celtic (1970s), Wath Brow Hornets (early 1960s), Leeds (1972), Hull ‘A’ team (1960).

Obituaries and tributes to: David Oxley, Fred Lindop, Maurice Oldroyd, Tom Danby, Kevin Beardmore, Tony Johnson, Mel James, Brian Hatherell, Phil Johnson, Brian Hogan, John Burnett, Colin Cooper, Max Chantal, Ron Turner, Bob Ashby, Dave Horn, Garry Cawood, Mick Beaumont, Malcolm Lord, Gowan Coulthard, Dave Silcock, Jean-Claude Marty



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