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1970 Ashes winning tourists
Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Posted by marathonman on Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm
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Just watched the 1st test ,the only game lost on the tour I believe. Great to see Shoey and Atky well involved, Duggie Laughton had a good game and Mal Reilly well, what a fantastic player he was ! Hopefully the 2 winning test matches will be on later this week ( Rugby League Cares website )
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Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Posted by Mark Laurie on Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 pm
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How do you know when games are on the site and is there any way of watching them at other times?

After that first test defeat, they picked a pack of Hartley, Fisher, Watson, Laughton, Jimmy Thompson and Reilly with Hepworth at scrum half.
I doubt a dirtier front row has ever played and with that 4 behind them it was one tough, high quality outfit up front. With 4 class Leeds backs behind with Frank Myler and Millward, it was a great side.

Only a very suspect display of reffing in the last test kept the Aussies in it with a great goal kicker, if memory serves we scored five tries to one in the last test.
Will we ever beat them again?i

Won all 3 tests in NZ as well
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Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:48 am
Posted by LeedsLurch on Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:48 am
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marathonman wrote:
Just watched the 1st test ,the only game lost on the tour I believe. Great to see Shoey and Atky well involved, Duggie Laughton had a good game and Mal Reilly well, what a fantastic player he was ! Hopefully the 2 winning test matches will be on later this week ( Rugby League Cares website )

Never heard of this site, link to game please
Loving the success and the silverware, keep them coming :)
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Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:53 pm
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" Rugby League Cares " on Facebook. Games every day, usually at 1pm,3pm and sometimes later too.Everything from Test matches to division 2 games.
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Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:37 am
Posted by Freddie Miller. on Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:37 am
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marathonman wrote:
Just watched the 1st test ,the only game lost on the tour I believe. Great to see Shoey and Atky well involved, Duggie Laughton had a good game and Mal Reilly well, what a fantastic player he was ! Hopefully the 2 winning test matches will be on later this week ( Rugby League Cares website )


Went to all 3 tests a year or so after arriving here. That first test was brutal and written up here as "The Battle Of Brisbane" with Cliff Watson seemingly taking on the whole Aussie pack particularly the prop Jim Morgan and Artie Beetson. The 2 remaining tests at the SCG were both won by GB with Watson continuing to annoy the Aussie pack. Beetson was sent off in the 3rd test decider. This was the last time GB won an Ashes series.

I was fortunate to see the 2 Yorkshire matches in the winning 1959 Ashes series which was also the last time GB won a series in England. Similar to the 1970 series we lost the first 1st quite heavily but won the remaining 2.

Begs the question...... One player played in the 1959 GB series win and was in the touring squad for the 1970 win. Who was he?
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Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:17 am
Posted by rollin thunder on Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:17 am
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Freddie Miller. wrote:
Went to all 3 tests a year or so after arriving here. That first test was brutal and written up here as "The Battle Of Brisbane" with Cliff Watson seemingly taking on the whole Aussie pack particularly the prop Jim Morgan and Artie Beetson. The 2 remaining tests at the SCG were both won by GB with Watson continuing to annoy the Aussie pack. Beetson was sent off in the 3rd test decider. This was the last time GB won an Ashes series.

I was fortunate to see the 2 Yorkshire matches in the winning 1959 Ashes series which was also the last time GB won a series in England. Similar to the 1970 series we lost the first 1st quite heavily but won the remaining 2.

Begs the question...... One player played in the 1959 GB series win and was in the touring squad for the 1970 win. Who was he?

Sir Alec of Murphy maybe?
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Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:38 am
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Freddie Miller. wrote:
Went to all 3 tests a year or so after arriving here. That first test was brutal and written up here as "The Battle Of Brisbane" with Cliff Watson seemingly taking on the whole Aussie pack particularly the prop Jim Morgan and Artie Beetson. The 2 remaining tests at the SCG were both won by GB with Watson continuing to annoy the Aussie pack. Beetson was sent off in the 3rd test decider. This was the last time GB won an Ashes series.

I was fortunate to see the 2 Yorkshire matches in the winning 1959 Ashes series which was also the last time GB won a series in England. Similar to the 1970 series we lost the first 1st quite heavily but won the remaining 2.

Begs the question...... One player played in the 1959 GB series win and was in the touring squad for the 1970 win. Who was he?


Johnny Whiteley?
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Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Posted by Freddie Miller. on Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:17 pm
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Mark Laurie wrote:
Johnny Whiteley?


We have a winner. Whiteley played in the 2 wins in 1959 and was coach in the 1970 series.

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