On this Day – 22nd November

On the 22nd November in 1930 Leeds won the Yorkshire Cup against Huddersfield and in 1987 they played in the second round of the John Player Special Trophy.

 

ON THIS DAY in 1930 Leeds won the Yorkshire Cup against Huddersfield. The Loiners had had a brilliant run in the Cup, beating Keighley, Halifax and Hull on the way and such was their form in the competition none of their opponents had been able to cross the line, a feat they continued in the final when Huddersfield were only able to score their two points from the boot.

Eric Harris and O’Rourke scored Leeds’ twp tries and Joe Thompson added the rest with two goals to see the final score end 10-2 and Leeds the Yorkshire Cup Champions for the third time. 

ON THIS DAY in 1987 Leeds played in the second round of the John Player Special Trophy. Leeds had beaten Whitehaven in the first round, just a week earlier and on this occasion took on Halifax at Headingley.

David Creasser, Garry Schofield and Peter Jackson all scored tries each for Leeds and Lee Crooks kicked four goals to see the Loiners progress to the next round to face Springfield. Leeds that season actually made it to the semi final of the competition, but were unable to make it any further, and were beaten by Wigan at Bolton.