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Ancient History, Rovers v Swinton, 1960s


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#21 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

I can remember such a game, but I'm sure it was against Halifax. Roebuck did score at the death to win the game, and he might have been playing hooker. He was a utility forward, mainly 13 or 9,and we also had Richard Gunn and one of the Southernwoods playing in the same position around that time.
One other factor regarding the modern day hooker was the change from 5 to 10 metres for the defensive line up at the play the ball, although only one marker was allowed.

 

19 October 1993 Rovers 22 Leeds 20. Rovers tries from BUtt, Pearson & Roebuck. Gunn at 9, Roebuck at 13.



#22 Andrew Vause

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the info Mark.

Edited by Andrew Vause, 24 May 2014 - 04:57 PM.


#23 Andrew Vause

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:03 PM

I can remember such a game, but I'm sure it was against Halifax. Roebuck did score at the death to win the game, and he might have been playing hooker. He was a utility forward, mainly 13 or 9,and we also had Richard Gunn and one of the Southernwoods playing in the same position around that time.One other factor regarding the modern day hooker was the change from 5 to 10 metres for the defensive line up at the play the ball, although only one marker was allowed.


Roebuck ( another product of Carleton High School) started off as Stand off at Bradford,, he was involved in a swap deal with Tony Marchant. it was at Cas where he turned to hooker. I remember all the Cas fans moaning at him because of the fact he always had to take a step at dummy half before releasing the ball. Another kid who looked like he'd be a world beater when he was younger. He features on the first picture in the first ever Rothmans annual as a 10 year old. Tim Sharp is also on that picture.

Edited by Andrew Vause, 24 May 2014 - 05:05 PM.


#24 marklaspalmas

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

They may be on this book cover too Andrew:
 

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#25 Andrew Vause

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:45 AM

Tim Sharp to the left of the 'P' and Hammy the Hamster (Roebuck) above the 'E'.




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