On this Day – 28th October

ON THIS DAY in 1961 played their eleventh game of the season against Bramley and suffered their fifth league defeat of the season. Ken Thornett and Don Robinson got over for tries and Derek Hallas converted both but it was Bramley who took bragging rights in the local derby.

ON THIS DAY in 1966 Leeds endured a miserable trip to St Helens to bring an end to their unbeaten start to the 1966-67 season. Dick Gemmell scored his fifth try of the season, but it was the only points for Leeds, who suffered a 16-3 defeat.

ON THIS DAY in 1967 Leeds made the short journey across the city to take on Hunslet in their eleventh game of the 1967-68 season. Coming into the game Leeds had secured victories over local rivals Castleford, Dewsbury and Bradford and were able to make it four in a row in this fixture.

David Hick, in his fifth season for the club, crossed for two tries and John Atkinson, Ronnie Cowan, Mick Shoebottom and J Burke, who had made his debut two game earlier, got the rest in a 26-10 win,

ON THIS DAY in 1972 Leeds beat Hull 23-17 at Headingley in their eleventh game of the season. It had been a positive start to the season for Leeds with nine wins in ten games.

Alan Smith crossed for a brace, and Barry Parker, Phil Cookson and Graham Eccles got the rest. Syd Hynes, who was on kicking duties for the home side added the extras with four goals.

ON THIS DAY in 1989 Great Britain played New Zealand at Elland Road in the second game of that year’s Test Series.

In the first Test at Old Trafford New Zealand had triumphed 24-16, but in this game Great Britain made it level at a win each in front of 13,000 fans.

Great Britain, who were coached by Malcolm Reilly and captained by Mike Gregory led 12-0 at half time and stayed in control throughout the game despite a second half try for the New Zealanders through Hugh McGahan. Martin Offiah, Shaun Edwards and Andy Goodway all scored tries and Paul Laughlin added five goals to wrap up the win.