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Club website: Lions celebrate Golden Jubilee of 1963 success

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50 years have passed since those magical days back in the swingin' '60s when the Lions did virtually all the mauling - rather being mauled - like in more recent times.

 

The colour picture of four of the stars of that wonderful era brings it all back to us old enough (and lucky enough) to have been there to witness the regular feast of rugby football displayed by the Station Road marvels. However, in the picture, the foursome, Dave Robinson, John Stopford, Alan Buckley and Ken Gowers are lined up in 1966 to mark their selection for the Great Britain touring squad going 'Down Under' to Australasia during that summer.

 

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And for a bonus-point Keith....................................

 

After which match was the picture taken?

 

Spelly.

 

PS - Happy birthday mate!

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And for a bonus-point Keith....................................

 

After which match was the picture taken?

 

Spelly.

 

PS - Happy birthday mate!

 

Having checked through my old programmes, I think I've found the answer for you.

 

Swinton V Featherstone Rovers  - 30th April 1966 - KO 3.00pm - 1st round play-offs at Station Road

 

The team played in their change strip (the 'home' side changed back then) of all white with blue V and all four chosen tourists were in the team.

And according to my written details, the Lions ran in a total of 11 tries (Gowers 1, Buckley 3, Stopford 3, Rhodes 1, G. Williams 1, D. Robinson 2) on the day.

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I did not start watching Swinton till 1968 ( when I  was 11).....................:(

 

I do hope in that on Sunday Featherstone do not score 11 tries against us .............

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Having checked through my old programmes, I think I've found the answer for you.

 

Swinton V Featherstone Rovers  - 30th April 1966 - KO 3.00pm - 1st round play-offs at Station Road

 

The team played in their change strip (the 'home' side changed back then) of all white with blue V and all four chosen tourists were in the team.

And according to my written details, the Lions ran in a total of 11 tries (Gowers 1, Buckley 3, Stopford 3, Rhodes 1, G. Williams 1, D. Robinson 2) on the day.

 

Yeah, well done Keith. Lions 43-2 Fev. Let's hope it's an omen for Sunday eh?

 

Spelly.

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