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Les Hoole

Wakefield Trinity: 50 Great Games

Wakefield Trinity: 50 Great Games

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WAKEFIELD TRINITY Rugby League Football Club is one of the game’s most famous clubs. This selection of 50 of the club’s greatest games recalls famous and inspiring victories throughout the club’s history and in more recent times.

One of the founder members of the Northern Union at the time of the great split from English Rugby Union in 1895, it has since those early days been involved in countless memorable matches.

Gruelling Edwardian encounters against the first Kiwis and Kangaroos to tour Britain are recounted in detail, as are hard-fought League victories ground out in the driving rain and mud of the deepest northern midwinters.

Heroic Yorkshire Cup Final triumphs against some of the county’s finest sides are remembered, along with the very first Challenge Cup Final victory against Hull at Headingley in 1909.

Each of the featured games has been researched using contemporary newspaper match reports. There are full descriptions of all the action and players involved. The accounts are highly illustrated, with many previously unpublished pictures of the matches.

About the Author

Les Hoole is an accomplished writer on rugby league and has had many books on the sport published.

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