On this day in 1967 former Leeds Utility-forward Bill Ramsey made his debut for Leeds against Keighley, when the Loiners won 16-9.
On this day in 1967 former Leeds Utility-forward Bill Ramsey made his debut for Leeds against Keighley, when the Loiners won 16-9. By the time he joined Leeds, Bill already had gained a reputation as a star of the game with a ferocious defence and attacking style. He had appeared in a Challenge Cup Final in 1965 with Hunslet, which is where he joined from, for a fee of £10,000. In this debut game he marked his presence with a try in the win over Keighley and just months later he found himself back at Wembley with his new team as the Loiners beat Wakefield to claim the Challenge Cup. He guaranteed his name in Leeds history when in the Championship final of the 1968-69 season he scored a drop goal which proved to be vital in the team's narrow win over Castleford. He was then instrumental in Leeds' victory in the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy competition in 1970-71. In his seven years in the side he was involved in a golden era at the club, forming part of a revered midfield with the likes of Mick Shoebottom and Barry Seaboune. He made 197 appearances for Leeds and scored 39 tries, before making a surprise move to Bradford Northern.
Following both teams elimination from the Tetley's Challenge Cup last weekend, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield have agreed to re-arrange the date for their postponed Round Eight Super League clash at the Rapid Solicitor's Stadium which will now be played on Friday 26th July, kick off 8pm.
Rugby League fans will have the opportunity to put questions about the ongoing Policy Review and planned competition restructuring directly to RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood and RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer in a ground-breaking online question and answer session on Friday (May 17).