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#21 Cofi

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:12 PM

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Would we have to roll our trouser legs up?


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#22 Saint Billinge

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:33 PM

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Thanks SB. College and University RL is played the length and breadth of the country today (If I'm correct) so it would seem that the club made a significant contribution in this regard, fulfilling one of its main objectives. When you mention Harry Edgar's magazine, was this the club's official magazine? It'd be great to have a look at a few copies.


His very first edition of Open Rugby was very basic and sold at one of the meetings. Harry kindly loaned me a copy for inclusion in one of the books I helped write.

We most certainly fought hard for the armed services and students to play rugby league.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:20 PM

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His very first edition of Open Rugby was very basic and sold at one of the meetings. Harry kindly loaned me a copy for inclusion in one of the books I helped write.

We most certainly fought hard for the armed services and students to play rugby league.


So if I've understood correctly, the 1895 Club played an important role in establishing Open Rugby, which was the forerunner to RLW. Right?

If that's the case, then the Club's contribution across various aspects of the sport was really quite significant. You guys should arrange a reunion and celebrate the Club's 'radical' achievements.

#24 Saint Billinge

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE (Cofi @ Sep 10 2010, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So if I've understood correctly, the 1895 Club played an important role in establishing Open Rugby, which was the forerunner to RLW. Right?

If that's the case, then the Club's contribution across various aspects of the sport was really quite significant. You guys should arrange a reunion and celebrate the Club's 'radical' achievements.


Open Rugby was Harry's baby. He just sold it at the 1895 club when attending. We still gave it a good go getting up people's noses for the good of the sport. I'll check my files to see if I still have a copy of Open Rugby.




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