That has made me as happy as when we beat them in the cup (10 years ago?).
Yes, that 2003 Challenge Cup victory over Rovers at Moor Lane was a splendid result.
But that win must surely be overshadowed by the superhuman effort at Post Office Road in the Cup 2nd round in 1965 when over 8,000 saw workaholic prop forward Ken Halliwell touchdown for the day's only try as the Lions really lived up to their names by heading westwards over the Pennines carrying Fev's cup scalp after a hard-fought, dour 9-2 win. A Lancashire side taking the spoils at P.O.R. wasn't supposed to be in the script as no team had won there in the Challenge Cup since the mid-'50s (according to The Lions of Swinton). That day the locals were certainly "partisan" as Steve Wild says in his epic labour-of-love The Lions of Swinton. So much so that you could feel the aggression vented towards anyone with a blue-and-white scarf AND a smile on their face. Talk about running the gauntlet as we made our way to the coaches in the car park.