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#101 High Peak Rhino

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Went to a Nottingham v Runcorn game at the Harvey Haddon which was a protest match against both teams ejection from the league. Can't remember if it was both teams final game but they managed to get at least one fan from all other league teams at the game to protest.

#102 manofthematch

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Naughton Park, BBC Floodlit Trophy Final 1973. Bramley beat Widnes. Great for Bramley not so good if you were a Widni. Only bonus was a day off school.

That was probably my 1st 'historic' match and have attended many more since. Fulham's first match against Wigan in dat der Lunden, Widnes v Warrington at Wembley 1975, Widnes' World Club Challenge v Canberra and the World Cup Final 2008 always stay in the memory. Oh and when Simms Cross under 18's played Hackney open age on the 'Marshes' in 1975.

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#103 Futtocks

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Surprised you missed off the Cas V London challenge cup semi in 1999. Now that was not only historic because London got to Wembley, but also one of THE best ever games. I always thought it was unfortunate that the Wembley chance came when the club were at the Stoop. I think a bigger impact would have resulted at Charlton in 1996 or even at Brentford.


What a match that was! Either side would have been fully-deserved winners.

Talking of that match, has anyone seen this documentary? Taming the Tigers.

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#104 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

1978: GB's Dad's Army beat the Convicts at Odsal

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#105 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

I just about remember as a little kid 1sr round of cc in1957 Leeds v wigan 13-11 we were sat on the and watched Bily boston go thundering past for two 75 yarders.Also 1961 championship final at Odsal Leeds v Warrington.Couldnt see the greatest collect the trophy because every one rushed onto the pitch and us 14year old lads were too small to see over the adults shoulders
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#106 Karl Carpenter

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

I never attended the game, but surely Wigan v Brisbane has to be one of the best ever!!

I did (assuming you mean Broncos v Wigan in 1994). It has to be one of THE best ever and made up for having to miss Wigan v Manley.

#107 Storm

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Historic memory for me. 1984 Wakefield v Hull at Belle Vue. Wally Lewis' first game for wakey & Peter Sterlings first for Hull. Half the Bradford Uni team went across to the game on the bus with me. Wally Lewis' first pass from the centre spot hit Stuart Vass on the wing! At that point I think most of the Hull fans thought "we've signed the wrong one!". Lewis tired, Sterling stamped his authority & Hull won in the end. Great day.


In order to see this game, my dad and I walked from Rothwell to Belle Vue to see these 2 debut. FC players got on board with Sterling, Trinity players didn't give Lewis the support he needed.
Was also at Headingley when Lewis got himself dismissed for arguing with the ref.

Same year went to watch Cas & FC down t'lane, Sterling didn't play (he autographed my programme though) and if memory serves me correct 5 or 6 players were dismissed in a bad tempered game.

#108 Steve May

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

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#109 1976PMJwires

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

I did (assuming you mean Broncos v Wigan in 1994). It has to be one of THE best ever and made up for having to miss Wigan v Manley.


That's the one.

I was at Central Park versus manly, but Wigan beating Brisbane in their own backyard, wow up there with the best of all time!!

#110 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Possibly the best feeling I have ever had at a RL match was when Salford knocked Wigan out of the Challenge cup after Wigan had won it about 7 years running.

#111 Kent Roughyed

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Too many to list but here goes!

Oldham beating Wigan in the Challenge Cup, 1987
Oldham getting closer than anyone to beating the Kangaroos, 1986
Oldham beating Fev at Old Trafford in the 2nd Division Premiership Final, 1988
Oldham's four CC semi final defeats in the late 80s/early 90s - for the wrong reasons!
GB v Australia, 1990 at Wembley and then again at Old Trafford in the 2nd Test
Wigan v Hull, CC Final 1985
Wigan v Manly, 1987
Broncos beating Canberra, 1997

#112 Robin Evans

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

That 88 premirrship final was a belter.
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#113 Dave T

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Wembley 1994 – Cliff Richard as pre-match entertainment and ‘that’ Jonathan Davies try!
Brisbane 2008 – RLWC’08 Final – seeing the Aussies lose the World Cup Final at home – absolutely brilliant!
Wembley 2009 – finally seeing Warrington win at Wembley – little did I know we’d be successful there another couple of times over the next three years.

#114 gingerjon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I was at a match that finished 0-0. Is that historic? It was bloody brilliant.
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#115 Viking Warrior

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

i was lucky to watch darren lockyers first and last games in the uk, the first was in the much maligned world club championship competition when he played fro bronco's as an 18 year old at central park, and his last was the 4 nations final at elland road. surprisingly another game from that tournament goes down as one of the best games i have ever seen, wigan beat canterbury 27-26 at central park,
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#116 latchford albion

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Warrington beating the Kangaroos in 1978 would be one of my highlights.

#117 timtum

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Don't know if they would be considered historic, but two that stick out in my mind were:

New Zealand v Tonga in the 1995 world cup at Wilderspool - what a game, what an atmosphere

Queensland v NSW at the QEII stadium in Brisbane, 2001 - Alfie Langer's comeback for the maroons. A strangely soulless, dull affair.
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#118 Gerri Monside

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

I was at a match that finished 0-0. Is that historic? It was bloody brilliant.

Was that the Hull v Halifax CC semi final at Headingley in late 80's? Certainly was a fantastic atmosphere although as the game wore on I remember our kid moaning that "it needs a try, this game"!

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#119 1976PMJwires

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

Don't know if they would be considered historic, but two that stick out in my mind were:

New Zealand v Tonga in the 1995 world cup at Wilderspool - what a game, what an atmosphere

Queensland v NSW at the QEII stadium in Brisbane, 2001 - Alfie Langer's comeback for the maroons. A strangely soulless, dull affair.


Yes, I agree, one of the best games i've ever seen at Wilderspool, FANTASTIC day and ATMOSPHERE!!

#120 gingerjon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Was that the Hull v Halifax CC semi final at Headingley in late 80's? Certainly was a fantastic atmosphere although as the game wore on I remember our kid moaning that "it needs a try, this game"!


It was Whitehaven v Workington in, I think, 1991/2. Boxing Day derby moved a couple of days because of a frozen pitch.
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