Sunday, October 26, 2014
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On This Day

16th September: When Wakefield made the great escape

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 16th September Wakefield finalised Super League’s greatest act of escapology by beating Castleford 29-17 in one of the modern era’s most anticipated match-ups on this day in 2006. Trinity looked doomed until they appointed John Kear, a Challenge Cup-winning coach with Sheffield ... Read More »

9th September: Yorkshire win roses battle

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 9th September Yorkshire kicked off the 1981 County Championship with a 21-15 win over Lancashire at Castleford, as they went about trying to take the title from Cumbria, the 1980 winners. This was the 75th Rugby League County Championship, with Lancashire having ... Read More »

2nd September: Happy birthday, Eagles

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 2nd September Sheffield Eagles celebrate their 29th birthday today, having played their first match on this day in 1984. The seeds were sewn a in 1982 when Gary Hetherington, now the chief executive at Leeds, missed out on the coach’s job at ... Read More »

26th August: Saints take the first Super League title

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 26th August A 13-try master class saw St Helens become the inaugural Super League champions as they showed top-four hopefuls Warrington no mercy on this day in 1996, winning 66-14 amid a red-hot atmosphere at Knowsley Road. The win ended a 21-year ... Read More »

19th August: Senior injury clouds Rhinos’ Wembley hopes

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 19th August Leeds’ season was thrown into chaos on this day in 2005 when Keith Senior injured his ankle in a crushing 42-10 home defeat to Bradford. The result was particularly surprising as the Rhinos had won 26 of their 29 games ... Read More »

12th August: Burgess makes an early impression

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 12th August An early Sam Burgess try helped Bradford consolidate third place in Super League as they beat Hull Kingston Rovers at Craven Park on this day in 2007. The 18-year-old was continuing to make a wonderful impact in the Bulls’ first ... Read More »

5th August: Lions restore pride with victory over Kiwis

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 5th August Great Britain finally gave themselves something to smile about by wrapping up their three-match series with New Zealand on this day in 1979 with a great second-half performance. The Lions’ tour of the Southern Hemisphere of that year is often ... Read More »

29th July: The defeat that changed Wigan

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 29th July. Huge favourites Wigan were humiliated 37-24 by Catalans Dragons in the Challenge Cup semi-final on this day in 2007, as the French side booked a Wembley encounter with St Helens in the first final to be played at the national ... Read More »