Mick Scott: Halifax’s humble legend 32 years on from Challenge Cup success

Rugby League World’s Time Machine takes a trip back thirty years to 1987 when Halifax were at the peak of their powers, winning a memorable Challenge Cup final at Wembley. It’s in a quiet corner of a once vibrant Halifax pub that I meet up with Mick Scott. The Plummet Line was home to Halifax fans of the ’80s and…

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Quickfire Q & A with Jermaine McGillvary

England and Huddersfield Giants wing sensation Jermaine McGillvary steps up to answer questions from the Rugby League public. And it all kicks off with a leading question from a former team-mate… @keithmason106: Who did you look up to most when I was at the Giants, Jerry? There was a few. David Hodgson. I was new to the game. When I…

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Retchless remembers Broncos’ semi-final triumph

Former London Broncos forward Steele Retchless relived some of the top moment of his career, in a catch-up interview with Rugby League World magazine. Retchless was named in the 1998 Super League Dream Team, a year before scoring the decisive try in the club’s Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Castleford Tigers, to book their place in the final at Wembley…

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Scandi Rangers

In the light of the Norwegian Government officially recognising Rugby League as a sport, here’s Rugby League World’s latest article, from the May edition, which tells of a connection between Scandinavia and Saddleworth Rangers. I’m sure, by now, we’re all quite familiar with the affectionate relationship between Rochdale Hornets and Fiji. It’s one of Rugby League’s better told tales of…

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Escape from Baghdad: A True Rugby League Story

“People were getting taken away, captured and killed for no good reason. My fiancé was one of them. I tried to escape Iraq the way you see immigrants, just jumping on a boat and get out of there, but it didn’t work.” Imagine surviving multiple wars, the death of your loved ones, destruction of all you know and then finally,…

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Exposing the man behind the Huddersfield cowbell

You may never have met Josh Eastwood, but if you’ve ever watched Huddersfield Giants play, then you’ve definitely heard him, or at least the noise he makes with that ruddy cowbell. Rugby League terraces are some of the strangest, craziest places you’ll ever encounter in your entire life. They’re renowned for a lot of things. The deafening cries for a…

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More Than A Game – Widnes and Saints’ remarkable efforts to make Rugby League inclusive for all

Evolution is a word thrown about a lot in sport these days. But for sporting organisations across the world, that includes growth on and off the pitch, and two clubs that have made great strides away from the field are Widnes and St Helens, who have worked in harmony to make an astronomical impact on people within their local communities…

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Dedicated Follower of Fax

The extraordinary lengths some fans will go to in order to support their club deserves a bit of recognition. “I’m off to The Shay to give them Kieren Moss’ wage for the month.” That’s the parting comment at the end of a fascinating hour with Halifax fan Jamie Gray, the first inductee into Rugby League World’s ‘Most Dedicated Fans’ alumni.…

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