Rugby History Thread in The General Rugby League Forum Posted September 3, 2020 · Edited September 3, 2020 by JonM Of those places, the Calder Valley never really became a rugby league area - Hebden Bridge, Todmorden etc. probably didn't have the population to support professional sport. Other than that, you have Leeds, Bradford (Harry Garnett), Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield represented. M Newsome (of Dewsbury?) was the representative who proposed broken time payment to the RFU in 1893, so certainly not all of the committee were in agreement with the Rev Marshall. Can't see the "elephant in the room" though.