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1996 Swinton v Leeds, Challenge Cup 4th Round

Published in Thirteen in 2005 CHALLENGE CUP ROUND 4 FEBRUARY 4 1996 SWINTON 22 LEEDS 27 Bearing in mind how dismal Leeds’s 1996 Super League campaign was, maybe this wasn’t such a surprising result in hindsight. On the day itself … Continue reading

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1995 Leeds v Wigan, Stones Bitter Centenary Championship

Published in Thirteen in 2005 Stones Bitter Centenary Championship Leeds v Wigan Friday 3rd November 1995, Headingley Stadium Loiners open up title race Wigan were their usual brilliant selves in 1995-96, averaging a fantastic 46 points a game. In their … Continue reading

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Marcus Vassilakopolous

Rugby League World in 2009 caught up with a former Leeds and Sheffield player who is now the assistant coach of the USA Tomahawks national team. Marcus Vassilakopoulos moved to the States, where his grandfather was born, in 2002 ago … Continue reading

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Malcolm Reilly OBE

I spoke to Malcolm Reilly OBE, the former Great Britain coach, for Thirteen in 2005 in the build-up to the 2005 Tri-Nations about some of the highlights of his own international career. 1970 tour of Australasia & last Ashes win: … Continue reading

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Ellery Hanley MBE

Not many journalists get too much time with the legend that is Ellery Hanley MBE, a player who famously refused to talk to the media for much of his illustrious playing career. But on being appointed the new coach of … Continue reading

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Dean Bell

I spoke to the great Dean Bell ahead of the 2005 Tri-Nations for Thirteen, primarily about his own international career, and his time in coaching. Dean, you played in the 1983 series in Australia as a 21 year old and … Continue reading

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Andy Gregory (1)

I spoke to Andy about his glorious career in 2006 for Thirteen. Which of your Challenge Cup finals do you regard as your favourite? Obviously the first one, which was Widnes v Hull KR in 1981. Then, representing my home … Continue reading

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