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Rugby League
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Rugby League - Historical Events
Date Event
1904-04-05

The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.

1908-04-20

Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.

2013-11-30

Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup

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Rugby League - Birthdays
Date Event
1871-11-03

Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer

1883-04-12

Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)

1889-11-23

Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)

1891-02-23

Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)

1911-03-23

Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player

1915-03-03

George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur

1924-06-24

Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)

1925-03-24

Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)

1927-01-21

Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)

1929-02-27

Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)

1929-10-01

Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity

1930-05-16

Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)

1934-01-12

Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer

1934-08-06

Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer

1935-01-24

Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)

1939-04-12

Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer

1939-05-12

Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer

1942-07-12

Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer

1947-12-01

Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer

1957-01-05

Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer

1959-12-01

Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer

1961-03-27

Ellery Hanley, rugby league player

1964-01-29

John Gallagher, rugby league player

1967-03-26

Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer

1968-12-07

Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer

1969-10-20

Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer

1971-08-10

Paul Newlove, rugby league player

1973-07-27

Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer

1973-12-04

Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer

1974-05-11

Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer

1974-05-19

Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer

1974-07-16

Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer

1975-05-30

Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer

1975-09-05

Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer

1976-05-28

Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player

1977-03-24

Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer

1977-09-22

Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer

1977-11-18

Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer

1977-12-28

Shane Elford, Australian rugby league player

1978-02-12

Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer

1979-05-04

Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player

1979-09-26

Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer

1979-09-27

Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer

1979-12-08

Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer

1980-02-29

Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer

1980-04-15

Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player

1980-06-21

Michael Crocker, Battle of the Footy Codes: Rugby League

1980-10-16

Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player

1982-02-10

Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player

1982-09-26

Rob Burrow, English rugby league player

1982-11-24

Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby league footballer

1983-11-01

Jon Wilkin, English rugby league footballer

1984-01-01

Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer

1984-04-27

Daniel Holdsworth, Australian Rugby League player

1985-06-12

Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player

1985-08-03

Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer

1986-08-23

Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons

1986-08-23

Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons

1987-01-15

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player

1987-04-09

Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer

1989-04-03

Israel Falou, Australian Rugby League player

Rugby League - Deaths
Date Event
1985-08-09

Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)

1994-10-17

Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83

1996-08-20

George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81

2006-01-03

Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)

2006-08-15

Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player

2007-11-19

Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)

2008-03-20

Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (b. 1935)

2008-05-09

Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)

2012-11-14

Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82

2013-04-04

Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80

2016-04-06

Rugby league legend and former York star Mick Sullivan dies, aged 82

2016-06-15

Rugby League player Ronan Costello dies aged 17

2016-06-16

England rugby league player Ronan Costello dies from injuries, aged 17

2016-09-19

Rugby league tactician Ron Massey dies, aged 86

2018-01-21

Rugby league legend Graeme Langlands dies aged 76


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