On this Day – 10th Novenver

Tony Fisher with Leeds in 1972

ON THIS DAY in 1970 Tony Fisher made his debut for Leeds against Widnes. Tony spent five seasons with Leeds and was already a renowned battler on the field, with an uncompromising style when he joined the club. Before joining Tony had previously played for Bradford and the Welshman had also gained international recognition, with a place in the 1970 series-winning Lions Tour.

In just a short time with Leeds he gained his first winners medal when Leeds won the BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy. Tony went onto play in seven major finals for the side and was part of the 1972 Championship winning team. Always a passionate player who gave everything on the field, he left the club after making 142 appearances and after helping groom David Ward to take his place.

When he left Leeds he moved to Castleford and then Bradford again and he showed he still had more to give aged 35 when he was selected for British team for the 1978 second Test game against Australia. When he retired from the game he moved into coaching with Bramley, Dewsbury, Doncaster and Keighley.

ON THIS DAY in 1994 for Leeds player Jordan Baldwinson was born. Jordan came through the Rhinos Academy and made his debut in 2013 before signing for New Zealand Warriors. He returned to the UK in 2104 to play for Bradford on loan and between 2016 and 2017 once again represented Leeds a further 14 times. During this time he spent time on dual registration with Featherstone Rovers before permanently leaving Leeds in 2018 to join Wakefield Trinity.