Yorkshire League Winners

Winners of the Yorkshire League and Rugby League Championship Cup, finalists in the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

Winners 1924-25

Winners of the Yorkshire League and Rugby League Championship Cup, finalists in the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

A photo of the 1924 team

Winners of the Yorkshire League and Rugby League Championship Cup, finalists in the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

Challenge Cup-tie, March 1970

I was born in Leeds and lived there till moving to Hull in 1971. I first saw Rovers at Headingley in 1968, the year I was introduced to live rugby league by a Leeds-supporting friend. To his disappointment, I was more interested in ‘the other side’ and over the next couple of years went to quite a few more Rovers away games – Bradford, Castleford, Featherstone, Hunslet, Leeds again, etc.

First Local Derby

Of the four grounds in East Hull Rovers have owned, I have seen matches at Craven Park, New Craven Park and have refereed a game at Winchester Avenue so to complete the set I would have loved to have seen a game at Craven Street.

One man always commanded the field

It was 2009 when I started attending Rovers regularly and one man always commanded the field and my attention, and that was Michael Dobson.

From 2014: Making up for lost time

My first Rovers memory was in 2004. I was 14 years old and recieved some free tickets from school for a Friendly with the Kazan Arrows.

Red tie – tied around my head!

My favourite match has to be the 2010 Play-Off Derby which saw us beat Hull FC 21-4. I was at my girlfriends (now wife, some how) sisters wedding during the day.