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#61 Jill Halfpenny fan

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Widnes v Bramley the only floodlit trophy final to be played in the afternoon.

Warrington's first defeat at the Halliwell Jones.
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#62 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Wigans first game at the JJB stadium - can't remember who they were playing though ;)
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

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#63 West Country Eagle

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

I also saw Gloucestershire Warriors win a Challenge Cup game against the odds in Yorkshire against Illingworth.


That was a great game with a really exciting finish. Despite the Warriors being our closest local rivals, it was brilliant to see a young, non-heartland team get a Challenge Cup scalp.

I was at the 2008 World Cup Final in Brisbane, which was an amazing game with a brilliant result - I still get goosebumps when thinking about it. Other "historic" games - the Sonics' first appearance in the Challenge Cup sticks in the memory. We were comfortably beaten in the end by Leeds Met, but opened the scoring and did OK, in front of a big crowd with the Challenge Cup itself present on the sidelines. Being at Sheffield Eagles first game after being rescued following the merger, against Lancashire Lynx, was also special. See also the 1998 Challenge Cup final (obviously), the game where we beat Perth Reds at Don Valley, and our first ever win over Wigan (also at DVS). For different reasons the game where Bradford won the SL title at Don Valley was also special - so many Bradford fans there, with a 10,000-plus attendance, really made for a good atmosphere.
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#64 West Country Eagle

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Oh, and that Cas v Wakey relegation decider a few years ago at Wheldon Road. Good local derby with masses riding on it.
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#65 Kenny Bania

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

2004, a 36-36 draw at Griffin Park between London and Leeds. The Broncos levelled it in the last minute with a Liam Botham touchline conversion. At the time, it was certainly the highest scoring draw in Super League, but I have a nagging feeling the record was equalled in 2012.

Incidentally, I took a mate to the game for his first taste of RL and he was hooked. Eight and a half years on he's a regular matchgoer and even wants his stag do to be based around a game later this year.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Wigans first game at the JJB stadium - can't remember who they were playing though ;)

I was there, it was an awful game, can't remember who they played though. :D

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#67 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

the first ever floodlit game at central park, 36000 watched wigan beat bradford, and georgie fame did the kick off...........
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

I was at Headingley for the series decider in 1978, the ground was full and there were literally thousands on St Michaels Lane who couldn't get in. That match was memorable for seeing the Aussie no 11 (Reddy? Pierce?) go the full length and score a try.A real eyeopener of what the modern game would be like
I went to the 1980 semi at Headingley Hull KR v 'Fax, the Humber Bridge had been damaged in a storm and all the 'Fax fans were singing "Your f***ing bridge fell down. ( to Those were the days tune!) Great craic.
The 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay at Elland Road - sell out again, and my lad then aged 7's first game of RL. Great night and the last time I saw Sully play. The following season Fev's game in the Challenge Cup with Batley was off because of the weather, so i took him to Fairburn Ings where we saw a Hooper swan, then to Belle Vue to see Wakey play someone - can't remember who, but I know Maskill scored a try that impressed him.
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#69 RS

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

For a left field one apart from Finals and Tests etc the last game of RL at Station Road Swinton, Accrington V Peterborough in a friendly.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I saw Huddersfield (Barracudas?) win the Alex Angel Trophy.

Now that was historic.

 

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#71 WakefieldCityLoyal

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Oh, and that Cas v Wakey relegation decider a few years ago at Wheldon Road. Good local derby with masses riding on it.

That match was at Belle Vue

#72 Padge

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

That match was at Belle Vue

That'll be the really memorable one that the P&R brigade go on about. :rolleyes: :D

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#73 T-Dub

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Leeds v Londo 1999 - Leroy Rivett's 4 tries, last Leeds Cup and first after a 2 decade drought
Bristol Sonics v Cardiff Demons - Sonics debut
Germany v Holland, Rotterdam - although played at 7s, Germany's debut
GB v France 1:5, 1981-ish - France's last win
Catalans v Saints - first game at the new Wembley

#74 Trojan

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

For a left field one apart from Finals and Tests etc the last game of RL at Station Road Swinton, Accrington V Peterborough in a friendly.

I was at Swinton for Fev's game in 1992 and that was towards the end of football there - March I think. I was also at Gigg Lane the following season. I'm sure Paul Newlove scored his hundredth try there - or was it at Spotland? Could have been.
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#75 Old Frightful

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

I was there, it was an awful game, can't remember who they played though. :D

Probably because the only time they announced the teams was when they came out before the kick off.

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#76 Old Frightful

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

Widnes v Bramley the only floodlit trophy final to be played in the afternoon.

Any idea what the kick off time was?

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#77 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

from what i can remember it was 2:00 pm.......
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

2011 Four Nations Final, sat 5 rows in, right in front of where Darren Lockyer scored his last ever try.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:06 PM


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:13 PM



I had been at Boothferry Park in1982 watching the Australians playing a different sport. Watching Hull KR beat Queensland the following year was just as memorable!




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