When I went for my weekly DVD today I was accosted by an older oldstager than myself who said "You missed Eddie Wright out" After pleading ignorance it transpired Ian Clayton did not including him in his books on the Rovers. Eddie played 60 games in the second row from 1944 to 1946 and scored eight tries. So Ian if you do a reprint put that in. From my memory (now beginning to have gaps) Eddie Wright left to be a policeman, I think at Dewsbury, in the days when it was forbidden for a member of the force to be a part time professional sportsman.
When tracking that down I came across another titbit. Nowadays coaches grumble if their team has three games in eight days. In 1946-47 the Rovers played December 25, 26, 28, January 1 and 4. In those days they regularly played four games in five days over the Easter period. Was it really the good old days?