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Hunslet v Wigan - 1965 Challenge Cup Final

Hunslet v Wigan 1965 still regarded as one of the greatest games of Rugby League to grace the Wembley turf. Also the only match which had two Lance Todd Trophy winners Brian Gabbitas of Hunslet and Ray Ashby of Wigan. Scorers For Hunslet Tries centre Jeff Shelton and winger John Griffith and 5 goals for full back Billy Langton. Wigan scorers tries winger Trevor Lake 2 centre Holden and loose forward Laurie Gilfedder, Gilfedder also kicked 4 goals.  

 

Hunselt RL Parkside – A brief history

Founded By Mr W.H.GILSTON who also captained Hunslet. Formed in 1883 as a founder member of the Northern Union Hunslets first ground was at Woodhouse Hill. In 1888 Hunslet moved to "Low Hold" now known as Parkside and played their first home on February 11th 1888 when they narrowly beat Mirfield.

Hunslet were the first R.F.L.C to win all four cups in 1907/08 captained by Albert Goldthorpe. In 1934 Hunslet went on to win the challenge cup at Wembley captained by Jack Walkington. In 1938 Hunslet beat local rivals Leeds in the championship final in front of a record crowd of 54,112 again captained by Jack Walkington.

In 1965 Hunslet went to wembley again, narrowly losing to Wigan in what is still regarded as the finest Rugby Final ever played.