PERPIGNAN COULD BE HEADING FOR HEADINGLEY RETURN

The Super League clubs have decided to postpone a decision on UTC’s entry however should the Perpignan-based club return it will see a repeat of a 1969 Cup clash.

The Super League clubs have decided to postpone a decision on UTC’s entry however should the Perpignan-based club return it will see a repeat of a 1969 Cup clash. Leeds won the Championship in 1969 beating Castleford in the Final at Wakefield, which earned a meeting with Perpignan at Headinbley on 15th November 1969 in the inaugural European Club Championship. The men from the Catalan region took an early 5-0 lead, through an expertly executed try by international Jean Capdouze, before Leeds hit them with nine tries to gain a prestigous 31-5 triumph. John Atkinson scored four, on his way to his best ever season haul finishing with 36 for the season, with Barry Seabourne, Ken Eyre, John Langley, Bill Ramsey and Alan Smith. It could have been worse for the French side with Leeds only converting two from nine with John Holmes and Seabourne getting one apiece.