Rugby League Heroes: Sir Graham Lowe

Graham Lowe became New Zealand coach in 1983 and instantly transformed their fortunes. The Kiwis tore up the formbook by beating Australia at Lang Park…

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Rugby League Heroes: Jesse Joe Parker

The Kumul who’s an honorary Cumbrian Having made a huge impact in a decade at the Recreation Ground, Jesse Joe Parker played his last game…

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Rugby League Heroes: Garry Schofield

A try scoring machine in the ‘eighties and a playmaking supremo of the ‘nineties, Garry Schofield is one of a tiny number of British backs…

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Rugby League Heroes: John Gray (Part two)

The Englishman who shone in Oz This is the second in a two-part feature. In the first part, John Gray told us about the early…

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Rugby League Heroes: John Gray

The multi-talented sportsman from Coventry John Gray may well be the finest all-round sportsman the UK has ever produced. He was a proficient enough teenage…

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Rugby League Heroes: Alan Hardisty

Castleford maestro who was coveted by the Aussies Any list of the great British stand-offs would surely include Alan Hardisty near or at the very…

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Rugby League Heroes: Ian Brooke

When Rugby League united a mother and son Wakefield centre Ian Brooke toured the Southern Hemisphere twice, firstly with the 1966 Lions and then with…

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St Helens’ treble winners on dominant season, World Cup hopes and equality battles

They swept the board in 2021, but perhaps the most impressive accomplishment of the St Helens team was the role they played in raising the…

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Rugby League Heroes: Ray Ashby

Liverpool City’s GB star St Helens-born Ray Ashby made his name at Wigan, where he became one of the best fullbacks in the world. He…

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Rugby League Heroes: Robin Whitfield

The poacher turned gamekeeper Robin Whitfield was a prolific goalkicker for Widnes, Barrow and Huyton, but when the latter refused to pick him any more…

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