All the shouting about when this match has/should be played and it has never been played on a Boxing Day.
The trophy was first played for on 29 December 2006 on a wet night at the Rec.
The following year it was played on 30 December 2007 at DP
There wasn't a game in 2008 as the weather intervened and it was once again played on a wet afternoon at the Rec on 14 January 2009
The 2009 game despite the bridges being down went ahead on 27th December 2009 at DP
In 2010 once again due to weather the game wasn't played until 3 January 2011 at the Rec
Last year we couldn't raise a full team and the game was played on 15 January 2012 at DP
Boxing Day games were alright when it was a winter season but I wouldn't blame any player for not wanting to play in the Xmas period, especially those with young families. End of January would be the best time for this game as real tester for the season about to start!!!!
Edited by Keith T, 18 November 2012 - 09:21 PM.
I remember when .............................
"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.