The Great Players of the 1920s

The great players of the 1920s

Roger Pugh  Game I wish I'd seen!

I would go back to 1923 to see the great Rovers side of the 1920s.

That April, Rovers had finished fourth in the league and had to play the top side away from home in the play-off semi-final. That team was Hull FC.

Rovers went to the Boulevard with a full-strength side - all the great players of the 1920s played that day.

Laurie Osborne, Louis Harris, Jimmy Cook, Gilbert Austin, Jack McIntyre, Jack & Bob Wilkinson, Frank Beilby, Bill Westerdale - and the great Arthur Moore. The starting 13 that day played an incredible 3,682 games for the Robins between them. They beat FC 16-2 with four tries to none - Gilbert Austin scoring twice. It would have been amazing to see that great side in their pomp.

Two weeks later, they beat the great Huddersfield side 15-5 in the final at Headingley.

The 1922/23 Championship winning side

The 1922/23 Championship winning side