On this Day – 11th November

Leeds Ryan Bailey.

ON THIS DAY in 1961 Leeds played Wakefield in the Yorkshire Cup Final at Odsal.

Leeds made a promising start, with Hemingway capitalising on an error by full-back Round, to cross within the first five minutes. and an interval score of 5-5 was a fair reflection of play.

It was a different story in the second half! Within ten minutes. Fox had kicked two superb penalty goals out of the touchline mud; and when Skene scored a disputed try, Thornett claiming that he had made the ball dead. there was Fox, to virtually put the game beyond redemption with a magnificent conversion from the other touchline.

There could be no argument: bravely as Leeds had challenged, Trinity fully deserved to retain the Cup. The Leeds team was: Thornett; Hemingway. Pickup, Goodwin. Ratcliffe; Jones. Evans; Robinson. Simms. T. Whitehead. Fairbank. Sykes. Tomlinson.

ON THIS DAY in 1983 Ryan Bailey was born. Bailey was born in Leeds and made his debut for his hometown club in 2002. He became a key member of the Golden Generation, winning six Grand Finals, a Challenge Cup and two World Club Championships.

ON THIS DAY in 1990 former Leeds player James Segeyaro was born. James joined the Rhinos during the 2016 from Penrith Panthers and played ten games and scored six tries, helping the team retain their Super League status in the play off eliminators. He left the club at the end of the season , returning to the NRL with Cronulla Sharks and then joined Brisbane Broncos in 199.