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Christmas Day matches.
Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:57 am
Posted by Sadfish on Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:57 am
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I have the St. Helens ones, anyone elses club play on Christmas day in the olden days?

St. Helens v

"1895-12-25","Widnes"
"1899-12-25","Broughton Rangers "
"1901-12-25","Hull K.R. "
"1903-12-25","Wigan "
"1905-12-25","Runcorn "
"1906-12-25","Liverpool City "
"1907-12-25","Runcorn "
"1908-12-25","Runcorn"
"1909-12-25","Runcorn"
"1911-12-25","Widnes "
"1912-12-25","Widnes"
"1913-12-25","Widnes"
"1918-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1919-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1920-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1922-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1923-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1924-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1925-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1926-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1928-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1929-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1930-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1931-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1932-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1933-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1934-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1935-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1936-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1937-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1939-12-25","Widnes"
"1941-12-25","Wigan "
"1942-12-25","Wigan "
"1943-12-25","Wigan "
"1944-12-25","Wigan "
"1945-12-25","Liverpool Stanley"
"1946-12-25","Liverpool Stanley"
"1947-12-25","Leigh "
"1948-12-25","Leigh"
"1950-12-25","Leigh"
"1951-12-25","Leigh"
"1952-12-25","Leigh"
"1953-12-25","Leigh"
"1954-12-25","Leigh "
"1956-12-25","Leigh"
"1957-12-25","Leigh"
"1958-12-25","Leigh"
"1959-12-25","Leigh"
"1896-12-25","Halifax"
"1915-12-25","St. Helens Recs "
"1916-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1917-12-25","St. Helens Recs"
"1940-12-25","Leigh"
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:05 am
Posted by SouthStander.com on Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:05 am

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I know that Leeds played on Christmas Day, possibly up until the 50’s but my stats books are in the UK, and I’m not.
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:24 pm
Posted by fun time frankie on Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:24 pm
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The Hull derby was played on Christmas Day in the 50s and 60s I believe
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:18 pm
Posted by PopTart on Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:18 pm
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Wakefield played Christmas day.
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:53 pm
Posted by Sadfish on Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:53 pm
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PopTart wrote:
Wakefield played Christmas day.


This year?
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Posted by thefaxfanman on Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:21 pm
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Fax last played on xmas day in 1971

https://www.halifaxrlfc.co.uk/article/5 ... istmas-day
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:28 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:28 am
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Posted by Newbridge_Wolf on Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:07 pm
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There’s an interesting article here covering matches on Christmas Day -
http://www.totalrl.com/day-rugby-league-christmas-day/

Makes sense with it being a public holiday back before there were many of those.
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Re: Christmas Day matches.
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:16 pm
Posted by tvoc on Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:16 pm
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SouthStander.com wrote:
I know that Leeds played on Christmas Day, possibly up until the 50’s but my stats books are in the UK, and I’m not.


Leeds last played on a Christmas Day in 1959 - an away loss V Batley.

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