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Jonty Parkin
Jonathan "Jonty" Parkin (1894 – 1972) was an English rugby league footballer of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. One of the nine inaugural inductees of the Rugby Football League Hall of Fame, he toured Australia three times, twice as captain of Great Britain, earning 17 Test caps. Parkin played at stand-off or scrum-half, i.e. mumber 6, or 7, and also captained England for whom he made 12 appearances, as well as 17 for Yorkshire. Parkin gave the Wakefield
Wakefield
Trinity club seventeen years' service, including victory in the 1924–25 Yorkshire Cup.Contents1 Background 2 Playing career 3 Post-playing 4 References 5 External linksBackground[edit] Parkin was born in Sharlston
Sharlston
on 5 November 1894, and later played for the Sharlston
Sharlston
rugby league club. Playing career[edit] Parkin joined Wakefield
Wakefield
Trinity as an 18-year-old in 1913 (Heritage № 207)
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Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
/liːdz/ ( listen)[5] is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in Yorkshire's West Riding, Leeds
Leeds
can be traced to the 5th century name for a wooded area of the Kingdom of Elmet. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from being the name of a small manorial borough in the 13th century, through several incarnations, to being the name attached to the present metropolitan borough
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Rugby League County Cups
Historically, English rugby league clubs competed for the Lancashire Cup and the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Cup, known collectively as the county cups. The leading rugby clubs in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
had played in a cup competition (affectionately known as t’owd tin pot) for several years prior to the schism of 1895
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Australasia
Australasia, a region of Oceania, comprises Australia, New Zealand, neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
and, sometimes, the island of New Guinea
New Guinea
(which is usually considered to be part of Melanesia). Charles de Brosses
Charles de Brosses
coined the term (as French Australasie) in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes[1] (1756)
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Batley Bulldogs
The Batley
Batley
Bulldogs are an English professional rugby league club in Batley, West Yorkshire[1][2] who play in the Kingstone Press Championship. Batley
Batley
were one of the original twenty-two rugby football clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895. They were League Champions in 1924 and have won three Challenge Cups.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 Post Second World War 1.3 Summer rugby era2 2018 squad 3 2018 transfers 4 Honours 5 Coaching register 6 Players earning international caps while at Batley 7 Other notable players 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] Early years[edit] Batley
Batley
Cricket
Cricket
Club decided to have a rugby football side merge with them at their ground under the name Batley
Batley
Cricket
Cricket
Athletic and Football Club
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Headingley Rugby Stadium
Headingley Rugby Stadium, (known as Emerald Headingley Stadium
Headingley Stadium
due to sponsorship), shares the same site as Headingley Cricket Ground and is home to both Leeds
Leeds
Rhinos and
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Cigarette Card
Cigarette
Cigarette
cards are trade cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands.Contents1 History1.1 World record price2 Other cigarette cards 3 Classification and Cataloguing3.1 The World Tobacco
Tobacco
Index (WTI) 3.2 LCCC - Cigarette
Cigarette
Card Catalogue 3.3 LCCC - Trade Card Catalogue4 Resurgence 5 Legacy 6 Gallery 7 References 8 See also 9 External linksHistory[edit] Beginning in 1875, cards depicting actresses, baseball players, Indian chiefs, and boxers were issued by the U.S.-based Allen and Ginter tobacco company. These are considered to be some of the first cigarette cards.[2] Other tobacco companies such as Goodwin & Co. soon followed suit. They first emerged in the U.S., then the UK, then, eventually, in many other countries. In the UK, W.D. & H.O
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Huddersfield Giants
The Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Giants are an English professional rugby league club from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, the birthplace of rugby league, who play in the Super League
Super League
competition. They play their home games at the Kirklees Stadium
Kirklees Stadium
which is shared with Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Town F.C.. Huddersfield
Huddersfield
is also one of the original twenty-two rugby clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football
Football
Union in 1895, making them one of the world's first rugby league teams. The club was founded in 1864 and is the world's oldest professional rugby league club
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RFL Yorkshire Cup
The RFL Yorkshire Cup was a county cup competition for teams in Yorkshire that took place between 1905–06 and 1992–93 when it folded due to fixture congestion.Contents1 Cup finals1.1 Footnotes 1.2 Yorkshire Cup Winners2 Sponsors 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksCup finals[edit] Note: The Lancashire Cup was not played during the Second World War (1940–45)
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1926–27 Northern Rugby Football League Season
The 1926–27 Rugby Football League season was the 32nd season of rugby league football.Contents1 Season summary 2 Championship 3 Championship Play-Off 4 Challenge Cup 5 References 6 SourcesSeason summary[edit] Swinton won their first Championship by beating St.Helens Recs 13-8 in the play-off final. St.Helens Recs had finished the regular season as league leaders. Oldham beat Swinton 26-7 to win the Challenge Cup. The league increased to 29 clubs with the addition of Castleford and Pontypridd.[1] St.Helens Recs won the Lancashire League, and Hull F.C. won the Yorkshire League. St.Helens beat St.Helens Recs 10–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Wakefield Trinity 10–3 to win the Yorkshire County Cup. Championship[edit]Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct1 St Helens Recs 38 29 3 6 544 235 61 80.262 Swinton 38 29 2 7 471 275 60 78.983 Wigan 40 29 0 11 691 366 58 72.54 St
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Station Road, Swinton
Station Road was a stadium in Pendlebury, near Manchester, England. It was the home of Swinton Rugby League Club between 1929 and 1992 and was widely recognised as one of the finest grounds in the Rugby League. Swinton moved to Station Road when they were at their peak, having won all four major trophies ("All Four Cups") the previous season, one of only three clubs (the others being Hunslet and Huddersfield) ever to do so
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Australia National Rugby League Team
 New Zealand 49–25 Australia  ( Brisbane
Brisbane
Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Australia; 28 July 1952)  New Zealand 24–0 Australia  (Elland Road, Leeds, England; 26 November 2005)World CupAppearances 15 (first time in 1954)Best result Winners, 1957; 1968; 1970; 1975; 1977; 1988; 1992; 1995; 2000; 2013; 2017The Australian national rugby league team (or the Kangaroos) have represented Australia
Australia
in senior men's rugby league football competition since the establishment of the 'Northern Union game' in Australia
Australia
in 1908. Administered by the Australian Rugby League, the Kangaroos are ranked first in the RLIF World Rankings. The team is the most successful in Rugby League World Cup
Rugby League World Cup
history, having contested all 15 and winning 11 of them, failing to reach the final only once, in the inaugural tournament in 1954
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Belle Vue (Wakefield)
Belle Vue (known as the Mobile Rocket Stadium under sponsorship agreement) in Wakefield, England, is the home of Wakefield
Wakefield
Trinity rugby league team. It is beside the A638 Doncaster Road, approximately one mile south of Wakefield
Wakefield
city centre.Contents1 History1.1 1895-1950s: Construction and early years 1.2 1960-1995 1.3 1996-2009: Summer rugby 1.4 2010-present: Redevelopment2 Layout2.1 North Stand 2.2 East Stand 2.3 South End 2.4 West Stand3 Sponsors 4 Usage4.1 Rugby League 4.2 Football5 International fixtures5.1 Rugby League Test matches 5.2 Rugby League Tour matches6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] 1895-1950s: Construction and early years[edit] The site was purchased in 1895 after the split between rugby league and rugby union, to provide a permanent base for Wakefield
Wakefield
Trinity who had been playing on fields in the area since 1873
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Swinton, Greater Manchester
Swinton is a town in Greater Manchester, England.[2] Historically in Lancashire, it stands on gently sloping ground on the southwest side of the River Irwell, 3.4 miles (5.5 km) west-northwest of Salford, and 4.2 miles (6.8 km) west-northwest of Manchester, adjoining the towns of Pendlebury
Pendlebury
and Clifton. A profile of the electoral wards Swinton North and Swinton South conducted by Salford City Council in 2014 recorded a combined population of 22,931.[1] For centuries Swinton was a small hamlet in the township of Worsley, parish of Eccles and hundred of Salfordshire.[3] The name Swinton is derived from the Old English
Old English
"Swynton" meaning "swine town".[3] In the High Middle Ages, Swinton was held by the religious orders of the Knights Hospitaller
Knights Hospitaller
and Whalley Abbey
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Bradford Bulls
Bradford
Bradford
Bulls R.L.F.C. are a professional rugby league club in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, currently playing in Betfred League One.[2] They have won the Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
five times, the league championship six times and the World Club Challenge
World Club Challenge
three times. Bradford
Bradford
play their home games at Odsal Stadium. The team jersey is white with red, amber and black chevrons. In 1907, founder member of the Rugby Football League
Rugby Football League
(RFL) Bradford F.C. switched codes to association football, and Bradford
Bradford
Northern (later Bradford
Bradford
Bulls) was formed by members who wished to continue rugby. Bradford
Bradford
Northern were renamed Bradford
Bradford
Bulls in 1996, at the start of Super League
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The Gabba
The Brisbane
Brisbane
Cricket
Cricket
Ground, commonly known as The Gabba,[1][2] is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. The nickname Gabba derives from the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located. The land on which the ground sits was set aside for use as a cricket ground in 1895 and the first match was held on the site on 19 December 1896, between Parliament and The Press. Prior to this, cricket was played at a ground in the area then known as Green Hills (beside Countess Street Petrie Terrace
Petrie Terrace
opposite the Victoria Barracks – now occupied by the Northern Busway),[3] since at least the early 1860s.[4] The Gabba
The Gabba
shared first-class cricket matches with the Exhibition Ground until 1931
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