ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1987 Leeds lost out 20-6 against Warrington at Wilderspool with Dave Creasser scoring the visitors only try, converted by Mark Conway.

On this day in 1930 a remarkable Test match took place at Swinton between Great Britain and Australia with the home side including two Loiners. Arthur Thomas was in the front row whilst prolific winger Stan Smith was on the left wing making his debut. Thomas’ international career ended in the second test of this series although Smith went on to gain ten caps for his country scoring nine tries including a hat trick against the Aussies in Sydney in July 1932. Unfortunately for those who attended the game at Swinton this wasn’t to be one of those days, the game ending in a 0-0 draw. On this day in 1987 Leeds lost out 20-6 against Warrington at Wilderspool with Dave Creasser scoring the visitors only try, converted by Mark Conway. Leeds had played three days earlier against Oldham, losing at Headingley and slipped up once more on this day. On this day in 1981, Leeds lost again but this time at Headingley. Despite tries from John Holmes, Ian Wilkinson and Kevin Dick, plus two goals from Dick, Leeds lost out 13-16 to Hull KR in front of 6,731 supporters. On this day in 1969, Leeds were victorious beating Wakefield at Headingley thanks to tries from John Langley, Albert Eyre, Alan Smith and Syd Hynes. John Holmes kicked two goals to seal a 16-12 win in the Championship winning season. On this day in 1964 Leeds beat Dewsbury in the Eastern Division Play offs avenging a 8-4 defeat from before Christmas, Leeds ran out 7-6 winners with a try from Brian Shaw and two goals from Lewis Jones. On this day in 1958, Leeds lost out to Oldham at the Watersheddings despite a try from the prolific Garry Hemingway and another from Walter Garside. Lewis Jones added two goals.