On this Day – 14th November

ON THIS DAY in 1936 club legend Dai Prosser made his debut against Dewsbury. The Welsh prop signed from York and went on to make 327 appearances for the club.

Leeds had made a great start to their season, with eight wins from their first ten games and Prosser helped make it nine in his first game. The 28-5 victory saw a hat trick from Stanley Smith, a brace from Eric Harris and a try from Aubrey Casewell.

After his playing career was over Dai returned to Headingley as coach in 1960-61. And what a season that turned out to be! Taking on board all the Prosser attributes of fire, dedication, grit, determination, and togetherness, without which all the skill in the world becomes devalued, the squad played like Dai, and for Dai, with heart, and won the R.L. Championship for the first time in the Club’s history.