January in Rugby League history

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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Looking back at January in history and in the build up to the friendly for the Clive Sullivan Trophy this weekend, we’ve been looking at some of the key dates for rival teams Hull FC and Hull KR.

January 1919 Official regional rugby leagues were resumed on 18 January after the First World War, and Hull KR finished 19th out of 25.  However, in 1920/21 they went on to finish top of the Rugby League but lost 14-15 in the final at Headingley. They did get their revenge in the Yorkshire Cup Final beating Hull FC 2-0 to win their first cup as a professional team.

January 1995 Steve Prescott MBE was selected to represent Great Britain in the Rugby League World Seven’s

January 2003 After 107 years at the Boulevard, Hull FC moved to the £44 million state-of-the-art KC Stadium

Although these videos below were not strictly in the month of January, we’ve found some great footage of Hull KR from 1964 and Hull FC from 1960.

These videos are courtesy of the British Pathé YouTube channel.

Unfortunately, both teams were defeated in these clips but it’s definitely worth a watch for some great games and the close up shots of the crowds and their reactions all those years ago.

 If this has whet your appetite, don’t miss the teams battle it out on Sunday 18 January for The Clive Sullivan Trophy. 

Click here for some other momentous and interesting things which have happened over the years in January around the world…


Feature image courtesy of British Pathé

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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