Special night in store for 1961 heroes

Friday night will be an emotional occasion at Headingley Carnegie as we mark the 50th anniversary of our first ever Rugby League Championship success in 1961.

Full back that day at Odsal was Australian international Ken Thornett and he has flown to Leeds from his home in the Northern beaches of Sydney to be here for the reunion.

Ken Thornett said: “I recall a marvellous time during the early days, I have lots of good memories.

“I loved living in Leeds and enjoyed the pub culture, visiting the Yorkshire Dales and of course the Leeds people are great. The camaraderie is unbeatable.”

Remember you can order your copy of this Friday's limited edition copy of Blue & Amber now, complete with a replica 1961 Championship Final programme for just £3. Click here now to order yours or pick one up at Friday's game.