Yorkshire rugby league team

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Yorkshire rugby league team
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The Yorkshire rugby league team is an English representative rugby league team consisting of players who were born in the historic county of Yorkshire or first played for a Yorkshire club.[1]

Rivalry

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Until 2003, Yorkshire played Lancashire in the annual War of the Roses game. This match was part of the County Championship until 1983 when the competition stopped and Roses went on to become a stand-alone event.

Results

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Yorkshire played in the County Championship from its inception in 1895 to its final season in 1983. They have also played against international representative sides during tours to Great Britain.[2]

County Championship Results

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Titles 24:[3] 1897–1898, 1898–1899, 1904–1905, 1909–1910, 1912–1913, 1920–1921, 1921–1922, 1922–1923, 1930–1931, 1946–1947, 1951–1952, 1953–1954, 1954–1955, 1957–1958, 1958–1959, 1962–1963, 1964–1965, 1968–1969, 1970–1971, 1971–1972, 1972–1973, 1975–1976, 1976–1977, 1982–1983.

War of the Roses

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Titles 44

International Results

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Date Opposition Result Venue Attendance Tour
18 December 1907[4]  New Zealand 4–23 Belle Vue, Wakefield 1907–08 All Golds tour
5 November 1908  Australia 11–21 The Boulevard, Kingston upon Hull 3,500 1908–09 Kangaroo Tour
25 September 1911 AustraliaNew Zealand Australasia 31–33 Bramall Lane, Sheffield 4,000 1911–12 Kangaroo Tour
7 December 1921 AustraliaNew Zealand Australasia 8–24 Belle Vue, Wakefield 6,000 1921–22 Kangaroo Tour
15 December 1926[5]  New Zealand 17–16 Fartown, Huddersfield 3,000 1926–27 Kiwis tour
20 November 1929 AustraliaNew Zealand Australasia 12–25 Belle Vue, Wakefield 7,011 1929–30 Kangaroo Tour
13 September 1933  Australia 0–13 Headingley, Leeds 10,309 1933–34 Kangaroo Tour
6 October 1937  Australia 4–8 Odsal, Bradford 7,570 1937–38 Kangaroo Tour
24 November 1948  Australia 5–2 Headingley, Leeds 5,310 1948–49 Kangaroo Tour
5 December 1951[6]  New Zealand 3–10 Wakefield 2,958 1951–52 Kiwis tour
26 November 1952  Australia 11–55 Fartown, Huddersfield 3,737 1952–53 Kangaroo Tour
28 September 1959  Australia 47–15 Clarence Street, York 7,338 1959–60 Kangaroo Tour
18 September 1963  Australia 11–5 Craven Park, Kingston upon Hull 10,324 1963–64 Kangaroo Tour
4 October 1967  Australia 15–14 Belle Vue, Wakefield 19,370 1967–68 Kangaroo Tour

Women's team

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The Lancashire women's teams was set up in 2014 for a pilot Roses competition with the aim to help develop the England women's national rugby league team. The pilot was deemed a success, and saw the team return for 2015.[7]

Current Team

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For 2024[8]

Amelia Brown (Huddersfield Giants), Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos), Chloe Billington (Featherstone Rovers), Jasmine Bell (York Valkyrie), Keara Bennett, Caitlin Casey, Ruby Enright, Grace Field (all Leeds Rhinos) Liv Gale (York Valkyrie), Amy Hardcastle (Leeds Rhinos), Georgie Hetherington (York Valkyrie), Phoebe Hook (St Helens), Shona Hoyle, Zoe Hornby (both Leeds Rhinos), Emma Kershaw (York Valkyrie), Lucy Murray, Izzy Northrop (both Leeds Rhinos), Jess Sharp (York Valkyrie), Bella Sykes (Leeds Rhinos), Dannielle Waters (Featherstone Rovers), Olivia Whitehead (Leeds Rhinos) Liv Wood (York Valkyrie).

Results

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War of the Roses

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Titles 2: 2015 (shared), 2019

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Lush, Peter & Farrar, Dave, eds. (1998). Tries in the Valleys: A history of rugby league in Wales. London League. p. 65. ISBN 978-0952-606437.
  2. ^ Yorkshire at Rugby League Project
  3. ^ Howes, David and Fletcher, Raymond (1983). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1983-84. Macdonald & Co. p. 410. ISBN 0-356-09729-3.
  4. ^ "The Pro-Blacks: Yorkshire beaten". New Zealand Herald. Vol. XLIV, no. 13626. 20 December 1907. p. 5. Retrieved 12 December 2023 – via Paper Past.
  5. ^ "The Yorkshire match: New Zealand defeated". New Zealand Herald. Vol. LXIII, no. 19513. 17 December 1926. p. 13. Retrieved 12 December 2023 – via Paper Past.
  6. ^ "N.Z. team beats Yorkshire". The Press. Vol. LXXXVII, no. 26598. 7 December 1951. p. 4. Retrieved 12 December 2023 – via Paper Past.
  7. ^ "County Origin Renewed". RFL Womens Rugby League. 13 October 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.rugby-league.com/article/62851/england-women-head-coach-stuart-barrow-names-national-performance-squad-for-roses-clash
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