5th September 1908: Aberdare 0 Wigan 56 Posted by Bilko
on September 23 2014 - 13:56
Click: Last Match -
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Venue: Ynys Field, Aberdare Competition: League
1. Jim Sharrock, 2. Jim Leytham, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. Lance
Todd, 5. Joe Miller, 6. Fred Gleave, 7. Jack Prescott
8. Dick Ramsdale, 9. Dick Silcock, 10. Tom Whittaker, 11. Jimmy Blears, 12.
Massa Johnston, 13. Bob Brooks
Joe Miller 4, Jim Leytham 3, Bert Jenkins 2, Jack Prescott, Tom Whittaker,
Jim Sharrock 5, Jim Leytham 5
The Northern Rugby Union were desperate to expand into
Wales and Aberdare were one of four new Welsh Clubs, making a total of six,
to play in the league this season. This was Aberdare's first match and
elsewhere on this opening day of the season, two of the new Welsh teams,
Barry and Treherbert, played each other in which it was reported that
"neither team properly understood the rules of the game". Perhaps given that
it should not have been a shock to see Wigan produce a then record victory
in winning 56-0 at Aberdare.
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