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Issue 83

Issue number 83 – Summer 2023.

On the front cover:

Mike Coulman in action for Salford versus Widnes.

Features include:

Tribute to the late, great Mike Coulman of Salford & England.

How Barry Seabourne shaped a new way to play the game at Leeds.

The 1982 Kangaroo ‘Invincibles’ – where are they now?

New hopes of an Oldham revival as Mike Ford takes over.

Roger Millward and the Robins of Hull Kingston Rovers

Peter Lyons – second part of the epic story of the great Widnesian pioneer of coaching.

Dewsbury were the Champions of Rugby League 50 years ago.

Big Jim Mills is inducted to the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.

The scandal of banning Rugby League in Grammar Schools.

John Burnett – one of the greats of Halifax, remembered by Robert Gate.‘

Castleford Juniors – one of the game’s great nurseries.

What became of those famous old grounds which have disappeared.

Batley must have all the answers – reckons the legendary Syd Scoop.

Warrington and the Mackeson Golden Ball.

How Terry Clawson’s kindness at Bradford inspired a quote from the Dalai Lama.

The 1923 Generation – famous players born 100 years ago, by John Rigg.

Les Sheard on Rugby Union’s problems and the perils of turning professional.

When St.Helens flew out of Liverpool and won their first international title overseas.

History - The man who helped Baskerville launch the legendary All Golds.

Parry Gordon – Warrington’s little general.

Tony Crosby – ace ball winner for York and Leeds.

Alan Fairhurst – stand-off for Blackpool, Leigh and Swinton.

Keighley Cougars – fighting the fight and going back to the future.

Fartown – pictorial memories of the famous old home of Huddersfield.

John Newlove receives the Cup for Featherstone Rovers 50 years ago.

Workington Town’s Lancashire Cup triumph of 1977 remembered.

The Alliance League and its boost for ‘A’ team rugby.

Leeds Schools team of 1967-68, featuring Keith Smith and David Dunkerley.

Team photos: Leigh (1952); Rochdale Hornets (1948); Hull F.C. (1958); Halifax (1965); Castleford Juniors (1962); English Schools (1980); Swinton ‘A’ team (1986).

Obituaries and tributes to: Mike Coulman, John Sattler, David Willicombe, Barry Smith, Brian Dunn, referee John Holdsworth, Tony Duke, Kyle White, Kiwi Roger Tait, Warrington;s Jim Glover and referee Frank Hawley, plus amateur stalwarts Peter Standring, Mick Ainsworth and Gary Johnson.


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