On this Day – 29th January

On the 29th January in 1984 Leeds played Wakefield for the second time that season and in 1989 Leeds played York in the first round of the Challenge Cup.

ON THIS DAY in 1984 Leeds played Wakefield for the second time that season. In the first meeting between the sides earlier in the season Leeds had won by just one point, thanks partly to a hat trick from David Creasser. The Loiners were coming into this game on the back of three consecutive victories in the league and they had just defeated Widnes in the final of John Player Special trophy.

In this game Terry Webb scored a brace of tries to help continue their unbeaten run and John Holmes and Neil Hague scored one try each to seal up the win. Goals came from Kevin Dick and, who scored 3 and Paul Prendiville who added two more to bring the final score to 26-16.

ON THIS DAY in 1989 Leeds played York in the first round of the Challenge Cup. Leeds had already defeated their city rivals Hunslet in the preliminary round of the competition and were now looking to progress to the final for the first time in over ten years.

Leeds ended this game as the comfortable winners thanks to Andrew Ettinghausen who scored a brace of tries and Lee Crooks, Phil Ford, Carl Gibson and John Bentley who all scored a try each. Bentley also added two goals to seal the 28-9 win.