Rugby League Heroes: Matthew Elliott

The man who coached the Bulls to glory There were few more influential figures behind Bradford Bulls’ incredible successes in the first decade of summer…

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Rugby League Heroes: Gary Connolly

The Saint who shone for Wigan A world-class fullback and a world-class centre, Gary Connolly was magnificent for St Helens, Canterbury, Wigan, Leeds and Great…

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Rugby League Heroes: Dick Huddart (Part 2)

A Saint on both sides of the world After excelling for Great Britain and St Helens, Dick Huddart moved to Sydney in 1964 to play…

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Rugby League Heroes: Dick Huddart (Part 1)

The Cumbrian superstar Cumbria has produced few, if any, finer Rugby League players than the great Dick Huddart. A product of the Risehow & Gillhead…

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Rugby League Heroes: Gemma Walsh

21 years that transformed Women’s Rugby League One of the all-time greats of the women’s game, Gemma Walsh recently retired after 21 years as a…

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Rugby League Heroes: John Fieldhouse

A forward ahead of his time John Fieldhouse was one of the best British forwards in the mid-‘eighties and was named man of the match…

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Rugby League Heroes: Tony Barrow

Leigh enjoyed their finest day fifty years ago this year, beating Leeds at Wembley to win the Challenge Cup. Playing stand-off for the Leythers was…

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Rugby League Heroes: Phil Clarke (Part 2)

In the first part of our Rugby League Heroes Q & A with Phil Clarke, he talked us through his Wigan, Great Britain and England…

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Rugby League Heroes: Phil Clarke (Part 1)

Having firmly established himself as one of the world’s best backrowers, Phil Clarke’s playing career ended prematurely in 1996 when, aged 24, he broke his…

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Rugby League Heroes: John ‘Keith’ Bridges

John ‘Keith’ Bridges followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming one of the game’s best hookers. Christened John, but nicknamed Keith after his dad, Bridges…

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