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1968"Watersplash" Challenge Cup Final
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Posted by GeoffRoebuck on Sun May 13, 2018 10:12 pm
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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
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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!!
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Harold Poynton??
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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.
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Lilfatman wrote:
Harold Poynton??


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