WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - 1968"Watersplash" Challenge Cup Final

Board index Championship 1 Doncaster RLFC 1968"Watersplash" Challenge Cup Final

1968"Watersplash" Challenge Cup Final
Post Sun May 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Posted by GeoffRoebuck on Sun May 13, 2018 10:12 pm
GeoffRoebuck Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 13
Rep Position: 98th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 2434
Fifty years ago it was the Watersplash Challenge Cup Final former Dons coach Ian Brooke played in that game can anyone name a former Dons player who also played in that game?
Posted by Double Movement on Mon May 14, 2018 8:09 am
Double Movement User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 47
Rep Position: 64th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:58 am
Posts: 2133
Location: In the heart of Doncaster
It's before my time with the Dons, Geoff.

I watched the full match on BBC the other day. Four tackles and contested scrums! The Wembley pitch was a bit like Tattersfield on a good day! I don't know what today's video ref would have made of the obstruction try!!
Posted by Lilfatman on Mon May 14, 2018 9:20 am
Lilfatman Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Reputation Points: 3
Rep Position: 108th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 88

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Posts: 148
Harold Poynton??
Posted by Gerry Monside on Mon May 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Gerry Monside Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Reputation Points: 2
Rep Position: 109th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 8:46 pm
Posts: 197
Very interesting to see how the game has changed over the years.

Scrums different with hookers actually hooking - I’m sure someone is penalised for feeding too!

There’s no way the game would be played in such conditions now. It was a real knock-onathon with the being like the proverbial bar of soap.

The telly coverage is interesting too: about 3 camera angles and no action replays.

How the ref gives a penalty try I’ve no idea. And we complain about current refs...

Always chokes me up when Don Fox misses that kick. No wonder the guy suffered from depression in the later years.

The documentary is worth watching too.
Posted by GeoffRoebuck on Mon May 14, 2018 6:28 pm
GeoffRoebuck Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 13
Rep Position: 98th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 2434
Lilfatman wrote:
Harold Poynton??


Sorry it wasn't Harold Poynton.
Posted by GeoffRoebuck on Mon May 14, 2018 6:30 pm
GeoffRoebuck Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 13
Rep Position: 98th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 2434
Double Movement wrote:
It's before my time with the Dons, Geoff.

I watched the full match on BBC the other day. Four tackles and contested scrums! The Wembley pitch was a bit like Tattersfield on a good day! I don't know what today's video ref would have made of the obstruction try!!


The player in question played for the Dons in the mid 1970's
Posted by Double Movement on Mon May 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Double Movement User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 47
Rep Position: 64th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:58 am
Posts: 2133
Location: In the heart of Doncaster
GeoffRoebuck wrote:
The player in question played for the Dons in the mid 1970's


Would it be David Hawley?
Posted by GeoffRoebuck on Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 pm
GeoffRoebuck Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 13
Rep Position: 98th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 2434
Double Movement wrote:
Would it be David Hawley?


Well done Double Movement yes it was David Hawley he played for the Dons in the 1975 season,as Michael Caine would have said not a lot of people know that
Posted by GeoffRoebuck on Mon May 14, 2018 9:46 pm
GeoffRoebuck Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 13
Rep Position: 98th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 2434
GeoffRoebuck wrote:
Well done Double Movement yes it was David Hawley he played for the Dons in the 1975 season,as Michael Caine would have said not a lot of people know that


While your on a roll Double Movement what was the name of the Dons player who's father was a member of parliament & a house of commons legend?
Posted by Double Movement on Tue May 15, 2018 7:45 am
Double Movement User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 47
Rep Position: 64th / 77,387

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:58 am
Posts: 2133
Location: In the heart of Doncaster
GeoffRoebuck wrote:
While your on a roll Double Movement what was the name of the Dons player who's father was a member of parliament & a house of commons legend?


I think my roll might be coming to an end!

But here's a guess....

Is the MP Harold Walker? And was Alan Walker his son?

My dad new Harold Walker quite well in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 38 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to Doncaster RLFC


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,836,20280277,3874,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
Sat 16th Feb 14:30
 CH1
NEWCASTLE
v
DONCASTER
Sun 24th Feb 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
HUNSLET
Sun 3rd Mar 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
WORKINGTON TOWN
Sun 17th Mar 15:00
 CH1
WHITEHAVEN
v
DONCASTER
Sat 6th Apr 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
COVENTRY BEARS
Fri 19th Apr 15:00
 CH1
KEIGHLEY
v
DONCASTER
Sun 28th Apr 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
CRUSADERS
Sat 18th May 15:00
 CH1
LONDON SKOLARS
v
DONCASTER
Sun 26th May 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
WEST WALES
Sun 9th Jun 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
OLDHAM
Fri 14th Jun 19:30
 CH1
HUNSLET
v
DONCASTER
Sun 23rd Jun 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
NEWCASTLE
Sun 30th Jun 15:00
 CH1
COVENTRY BEARS
v
DONCASTER
Sat 6th Jul 15:00
 CH1
WEST WALES
v
DONCASTER
Sun 14th Jul 15:00
 CH1
DONCASTER
v
WHITEHAVEN
Sun 21st Jul 15:00
 CH1
CRUSADERS
v
DONCASTER
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)






42