Rugby League Heroes: Mike Ford (part two)

In last week’s issue, Mike Ford told us about the early parts of his career, including partnering the great Brett Kenny in the halves for…

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Rugby League Heroes: Mike Ford (part one)

As a 19-year-old, Mike Ford partnered the great Brett Kenny in the halves for Wigan at Wembley in the classic 1985 Challenge Cup Final. He…

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Rugby League Heroes: Neil Turley

The son of Norman Turley, whom we interviewed last week, Neil was released by Wigan in 2000 and went on to become a record-breaking try…

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Rugby League Heroes: Norman Turley

The phrase “much travelled” used to accompany most Norman Turley articles, which is little surprise, given that he played for Warrington, Blackpool (four times, including…

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Rugby League Heroes: Shane Webcke (part two)

In last week’s issue, legendary Aussie prop Shane Webcke gave us some of his observations about some of the great Englishmen he came up against….

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Rugby League Heroes: Shane Webcke

Arguably the greatest prop forward of the last 40 years, Shane Webcke won the lot with Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australia. His incredible consistency led…

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Leeds Rhinos provide challenge but St Helens still the best in the women’s game

Twelve months ago, I watched my first women’s Rugby League match, and now I’m addicted!  I much prefer it to the men’s game. I thought…

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Rugby League Heroes: Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller, the 1986 Man of Steel, was one of the great imports to British Rugby League in the 1980s. He started out as a…

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Rugby League Heroes: Andy Platt

Andy Platt was one of the best British forwards of the 1980s and 1990s, representing St Helens, Wigan and Great Britain with distinction. He won…

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Rugby League Heroes: Roy Lester

Having signed from Crosfields, a teenage Roy Lester made his Leigh debut in 1967 and went on to spend ten seasons at Hilton Park. He…

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