Rugby League Heroes: Mark Carroll

Mark ‘Spudd’ Carroll was one of the best forwards of the 1990s, playing in Grand Finals for Manly and winning caps for Australia. His rivalry…

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Rugby League Heroes: Colin ‘Buck’ Armstrong

Colin ‘Buck’ Armstrong is one of the great Cumbrian players of the last 50 years. Three times he faced the Kangaroos and twice he captained…

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Rugby League Heroes: Eddie Hemmings (Part 2)

Eddie Hemmings talked us through his early career in part one of this Q & A which you can read online here. When Super League…

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Rugby League Heroes: Eddie Hemmings (Part 1)

The voice of Super League The voice of Super League until 2019, Eddie Hemmings must have commentated on the best part of 2,000 games down…

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Rugby League Heroes: George Fairbairn

The Scottish Man of Steel One of the great fullbacks and goalkickers of the 1970s and 1980s, George Fairbairn was a Scotsman who held England’s…

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Rugby League Heroes: Doug Laughton

An Ashes winner player and World Club Challenge winning coach Doug Laughton is perhaps better known for his coaching exploits, but this outstanding backrower starred…

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Rugby League Heroes: Olsen Filipaina

A brilliant career blighted by racism Roughly half of all today’s NRL players are of Maori or Pacific descent, but back in 1980, there were…

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Rugby League Heroes: Tim Sheens

Grand Finals and World Cups – the coach who won them all A Penrith junior, Tim Sheens played and coached the club throughout the 1970s…

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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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