On this Day – 4th December

On 4th December in years gone by Leeds took on Leigh in the Regal Trophy and took on Halifax in the Championship at Headingley.

ON THIS DAY in 1989 Leeds took on Leigh in the first round of the Regal Trophy. The Loiners had already beaten Rydale-York 32-2 in the preliminary round but were coming into this game on the back of a defeat against local rivals Bradford Bulls.

In this game Craig Coleman, Colin Maskill, Craig Izzard and Vince Fawcett all scored one try each and in front of a home crowd of 7,712 Maskill secured the win with five conversions that brought the final score to 26-12.

ON THIS DAY in 1995 Leeds took on Halifax for the second time in the league that season. In the first encounter, with a 60-27 win, Leeds had recorded their biggest win of the season.

In this game though Halifax took advantage being at their home ground and inflicted the Loiners second consecutive defeat in the league. The week prior to this fixture Leeds had lost to Warrington by their heaviest margin of the season.

Despite tries in this game from a young Anthony Gibbons and Francis Cummins and a single goal from Paul it was not enough and Leeds were defeated 29-10.