Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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25th November: Lockyer leads Aussies to glory

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 25th November. One of the most entertaining international Rugby League finals was decided in golden-point extra time on this day in 2006, as the newly crowned Golden Boot winner, Darren Lockyer, scored an 87th-minute try to win back the Tri-Nations crown for ... Read More »

18th November: Lions bow out of Tri-Nations in Brisbane

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 18th November. Great Britain exited the 2006 Tri-Nations after a disappointing performance saw them lose to Australia in Brisbane in game six of the competition. A fortnight earlier the Lions had stunned the green and golds in Sydney, but they followed that ... Read More »

11th November: The day England won the World Cup

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 11th November. Great Britain reigned supreme over the Rugby League world when they were crowned world champions on this day in 1972 after a thrilling final in Lyon against Australia, with Clive Sullivan’s length-of-the-field try providing the code with one of its ... Read More »

4th November: Lions taste glory in Sydney

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 4th November. An unbelievable performance saw Great Britain stun the Australians in Sydney to revive their Tri-Nations hopes on this day in 2006. It remains, to this day, the last time that Great Britain or England have beaten Australia. Having been hammered ... Read More »

28th October: Aussies win Centenary World Cup

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 28th October England were left heartbroken by Bob Fulton’s Kangaroos as they were beaten in the World Cup Final at Wembley on this day in 1995. Having beaten Australia in the opening game of the competition, also under the Twin Towers, England ... Read More »

21st October: England beat Wales to reach World Cup Final

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 21st October England were too strong for possibly the best Wales side of all time when they won the World Cup semi-final between the two sides at Old Trafford on this day in 1995. The English had got the tournament off to ... Read More »

14th October: Saints win the day

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 14th October Twice on this day St Helens have conquered Old Trafford to be crowned Super League Champions. In 2000, when defending their crown, they went into the play-offs after having been hammered by Wigan 42-4 at home in a Minor Premiership-deciding ... Read More »

7th October: When Wigan beat Manly

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 7th October Twenty-six years ago today, Wigan were celebrating becoming champions of the world, after defying underdog status to beat the Australian Champions Manly in a bruising first official World Club Challenge match. The idea of staging such a match was Maurice ... Read More »

30th September: Rhinos win away to reach Grand Final

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 30th September Leeds Rhinos fans will have fond memories of the last day of recent Septembers as they have twice won nailbiting semi-finals, away from home, to reach the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. On the first occasion, in 2005, ... Read More »

23rd September: The Big Cs win trophies

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 23rd September Castleford and Canberra picked up trophies on this day in 1990, winning the Yorkshire Cup and the much-coveted Winfield Cup respectively. The Raiders, captained by Mal Meninga, retained the Australian Premiership, beating Penrith Panthers 18-14, with 41,535 spectators sardined into ... Read More »