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I have seen the first two moments in this thread. I saw the Wide to West match, one of only 8,000 or so who was there. Also saw Adrian Morley walk after 12 seconds, with the bloke behind me calling Kearns a soft Aussie ##### who took a dive!

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Another truly historic moment ....

Friday 30 March 1996

Oldham v Wigan - the first Super League game played in Britain.

(Of course, Oldham should have been in Paris the previous night but Messrs Lindsay and Hetherington had different ideas).

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Justin Holbrook being sat in the stand for what wasn’t actually his first game vs Hull at Magic Weekend was a pretty seminal moment in our last ten or so years. Hull looked good at the time and most expected a Hull win, to then see Saints play how we did and wipe the floor with what was a good Hull side was a big moment.

It was also the day Ben Barba was at Magic and ended up being a Saints player. While he went away having won no team awards, he was, at his best, a superb player. Sadly, the end of his spell was spoilt by injury and him grieving for a grandparent. 

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I’ve seen Challenge Cup Finals in every country it’s been played in. Which sounds impressive till you realise the answer is three. 

Saw Sean Long win all three Lance Todd’s, the Lance Todd shared for just the second time, saw Marc Sneyd and Paul Wellens win it back-to-back and a Frenchman (Gigot) win it. 

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7 hours ago, wiganermike said:

Wigan beating Manly in the WCC with all English players at Central Park. The one non Englishman Graeme West was an unused sub.

The 1989 Challenge Cup Semi Final at Maine Road Wigan v Warrington when Joe Lydon hit his world record length drop goal.

 

2 hours ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Again if truly legendary moments ....

Being at Sydney Stadium to watch a patched-up Great Britain team beat Australia in the 3rd test of the 1988 series ... their first win against the Aussies in 10 years and their first in Australia since 1970. Remember the length-of-the-field tries by Henderson Gill and Mike Gregory - truly legendary !

These. Cas win over Saints in March seems to be from a similar era.

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Leighs first competitive win over Wigan since 1984. In super league and the big 50 ! As what is typical of Leigh, still get relegated even though not finishing bottom ?

Wigan being Manly in 86 was memorable too. Couldn't move in the ground that night !

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not legendary but my first trip to wembley with my dad and uncle  watching FEV beat barrow in 67 sitting next to royal box   after  minutes of fans singing queenie queenie give us a wave she turned and waved to the crowd  

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December the 18th 1979, the last ever BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final. Hull v Hull KR and the crowd packed in so tight at The Boulevard you couldn't move in Threepenny. Straight in Silver Cod afterwards for several celebratory ales.

Fantastic night.


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I was at Odsal to see Peter Fox's 'Dad's Army' team upset the Aussies.

Also the following week at Headingley when the Aussies got their revenge

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9 minutes ago, paulwalker71 said:

I was at Odsal to see Peter Fox's 'Dad's Army' team upset the Aussies.

Also the following week at Headingley when the Aussies got their revenge

1. Me too, though I don/t think Harvey Weinstein was there.

https://www.rugbyleaguejournal.com/1978-odsal-test-1584-p.asp

2, Winning as underdogs at Hull KR in the last game of the 91-92 season and staving off relegation ... three weeks after Wigan put 70 points past us at Burnden Park.


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More than one every GF in which Leeds were written off . No disrespect to to Sts Wire or Cas 


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GB beating Australia in Melbourne.

Widnes beating Canberra.

Widnes beating Australia (last club side to beat them)

Offiahs 10 tries against Leeds.

Wigan beating Manly.

Widnes beating Wigan to win the league.

Wigan beating Widnes to just about clinch the league.


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I was present for many of the above, but one of my abiding memories is the 1988 Premiership  Final at Old Trafford, Widnes v Saints.  Kurt Sorrensen charging the Saints line, with only  Neil Holding between him and a try.  If there'd have been a hole Holding would have hidden in it!   Sorrensen was awesome on the charge.


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Clement Attlee.

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Nick Du Toit tackled Wally Lewis at Central Park 1986.

King Wally as always took the law into his own hands and retaliated.

Massive error.

The Kop let Walking Wally know where he stood by questioning his adolescent habits.

Still have the DVD.

Priceless ?⁉️?

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Ellery Hanley against Halifax 88, hard to catch even on a 45% angle. I still get that sinking feeling, seeing Joe Lydon in acres of space, then the Hanley finish.

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Many of those listed I have attended and plenty more too, but I will just add NZ beating Australia at the 2008 RLWC final in Brisbane, a game Australia went into as red hot favourites but lost 20-34 in front of 51,000. Every English supporter in the stadium, and there were several thousand of us, was 100% behind the Kiwis that night.

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