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  1. I think South Wales RLFC would have been a totally different animal to Crusaders. With Mike Nicholas and Clive Griffiths involved and the timing of the proposed entry to SL, off the back of the 1995 Welsh World Cup squad performing well. I think RL would really have taken off at the time. Welsh RU was not in a good place at the time also.
  2. I think Samuels was involved with The Celtic Warriors RU team. They were cut by the WRU so Samuels turned his attention to RL.
  3. Herbie called up by Shaun Wane... https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/shaun-wane-england-squad-latest-4439552
  4. What I don’t get is that if it was approved by the RFL Council, why didn’t it happen ?
  5. This is an extract from the programme, Chorley Magpies v South Wales, July 1996. Div 2. It looks like the application for SL was successful. Passed by the RFL and endorsed by Maurice Lindsay. What went wrong? Another missed opportunity??
  6. Herbie commits to Broncos. https://www.broncos.com.au/news/2020/07/30/herbie-farnworth-re-signs-with-broncos/
  7. In "A People's Game: The Official History of Rugby League 1895- 1995", author Geoffrey Moorhouse describes how Sunderland, when Manager of Wigan in the late 1930's, treated black winger, Roy Francis: " Roy Francis of Wigan, Barrow, Dewsbury, Warrington and Hull, spectacular winger and afterwards an inspired coach, had to leave his first club because its new manager had no time for blacks, and was omitted from Risman's touring party because it was expedient to do without him while Australia operated a colour bar, as it did in 1946 and for many years after." It is widely believed that Sunderland’s background from a ‘White Australia Policy’ was behind the decision to ship him out Wigan.
  8. Props in the front row at scrums. Second rows where they should be and loose forward locking the scrum !! What happened??
  9. Was at this one. Always wanted to see the full game over again. Record set.
  10. Should be even better this time round with a bit more prep at centre. Broncos/Norths Devils been running him on the wing for the last 4 years. Got thrown in at the deep end against the Knights.
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