RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES | The hardest player of his generation

Malcolm Reilly was not just one of the great rugby players of all time, he was one of the toughest. His hard-man reputation preceded him in a career that saw him win showpiece finals with Castleford and Manly. He moved into coaching, winning the Challenge Cup with Castleford in 1986 and the Grand Final with Newcastle Knights in 1997. In…

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RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES | A Wigan legend ignored by Leeds

JASON ROBINSON is one of the great Rugby League wingers, creating havoc for opposing defences between 1992 and 2000, at which point he crossed codes, leaving Wigan for Sale. He won numerous trophies in the Cherry and White and his great individual performances include winning the Lance Todd Trophy in 1995, scoring the crucial try in the inaugural Grand Final…

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RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES | Kevin Ashcroft

WITH underdogs Leigh playing Champions Leeds in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup on Friday, Kevin Ashcroft is a great name from the past who has experience of this fixture, helping the Leythers upset the odds at Wembley in 1971. The talented hooker also played for Dewsbury, Rochdale Hornets, Warrington and Great Britain before embarking upon a coaching career. Ashcroft…

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RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES: Rugby League’s ultimate record holder

THERE are few sporting greats with a better CV than Neil Fox, Rugby League’s all-time leading points scorer. His tally of 6,220 points, garnered over a wonderful 25-year playing career, will surely never be broken. Most of his success came as a Wakefield Trinity player, for whom he debuted at the age of 16 in 1956. He played professionally until…

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