Great Britain Rugby League. On their 11th tour to Australia and New Zealand, Great Britain played 26 games between May and August 1958, with five Tests, three in Australia and two in New Zealand. The Lions were coached by Workington Town manager and former Leeds full-back Jim Brough. As for the team, it was [...]
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Huddersfield Rugby League 1953 - Challenge Cup Final against St Helens. On the 25th April 1953 in front of a crowd of 89,400 Huddersfield met St Helens at Wembley to contest the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final. Saints went in to the game as favouirites. Captain by Doug Greenall and featuring the flying Welsh [...]
Peter Booker of Menswear Style interviews Kevin Ellis of Ellis Rugby Kevin Ellis tells the story of the 1920 Olympic Rugby heroes from the USA and the amazing tale of the Great Britain Rugby League Lions of 1958, plus insights in to the Ellis Rugby organisation. A great listen... CLICK HERE Menswear Style Podcast by [...]
Here’s another example of where we gain our design inspiration. Take a look at this great video as we map out the career of France Rugby League Legend - Puig “Pipette” Aubert. Robert Aubert Puig is considered the best French rugby league footballer of all-time. His nickname "Pipette" was a reference to his smoking habits, which at several stages [...]
Having supplied a range of garments to our Japanese Retail partner earlier this year - the response was extremely encouraging from the Japanese consumer and sales were very good. This I imagine was partly due to the recent RWC staged in the country, but also the high quality production and heritage design perfectly suited for [...]
Looking forward to developing our export plans to Australia with major Rugby League retailer ‘Whats Your Team’ whose main retail outlet is based at the famous Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and run a second superstore based in the heart of Redcliffe - a League stronghold north of Brisbane. Pictured wearing our Ellis Rugby vintage International [...]
Alex Murphy OBE led Warrington to their most successful season in 1973–74, with the club winning the Challenge Cup, Captain Morgan trophy, John Player trophy and Club Merit trophy. The highlight was when as Captain/Coach Murphy playing at stand-off led Warrington to a 24-9 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley [...]
Brian Bevan played most of his career in Britain, but was never selected to represent his native Australia in a Test Match – although he did mesmerise Kangaroo touring teams with his guile and skill for almost two decades. In all he scored 796 tries in his career in Britain – a world record by [...]
Johnny Whiteley MBE was part of the Hull FC team from 1956 that won the league championship when Colin Hutton kicked a last-minute penalty in the final against Halifax at Maine Road, Manchester. In the 1958 final Johnny Whiteley dominated the forward exchanges with Workington. He had a hand in all three second-half tries, including [...]
In November 1952 Lewis Jones signed for Leeds for a record £6,000. In 1956-57 he scored a record 496 points. Leeds also reached Wembley with Jones playing Centre. They beat Barrow 9-7 in the Challenge Cup Final before a crowd of 76,318.This season was a great success for Leeds and as well as the Challenge [...]