A force once more 1924-1944

Cup winning team 1934

Cup winning team 1934

Hunslet team that beat Leeds 8-2 to win Rugby League Championship 1937/8

Hunslet team that beat Leeds 8-2 to win Rugby League Championship 1937/8

Jack Walkington 1934 challenge cup.

Jack Walkington 1934 challenge cup.

After the war thing began to settle down again, but it was not till 1927-28 season Hunslet became a force once more. It started with the signing of Jack Walkington, Jack had a long career at Hunslet playing then going on to coach the club 1927-48, playing 577 games. Hunslet recruited well with the signings og Frank (Dolly) Dawson, Harry Beverley, Les White, Jim Trailand Billy Thornton. Prospects improved and Hunslet Finished fourth in the table.

1927-28 Hunslet had 5 players who received county caps Coulson, Jenkins, Walkington, Broughton and Crowther, and again in 1928-29 5 players went on to play for there County's along with Coulson,Broughton and Jenkins White and Todd received the honor of a county cap. 1929-30 was a vintage year for caps when 7 players received caps two additions to the names above were Beverley and Chapman.

In 1931-32 season Hunslet went on to win Yorkshire League Trophy and lost narrowly in the Yorkshire cup Final and Championship play off. In 1932 Hunsle change the colour of there strip to Myrtle,White and Flame.

1934 Hunslet won the Challenge cup on the 50th anniversary of the club foundation, beating a very good Widnes side 11-5.

In 1936 again only one Hunslet player managed to tour Beverley who played in 3 Tests.

On April 30th 1938 Hunslet went on to win the Championship final beating local rivals and arch enemies Leeds, 54,312  fans pack in to Elland Road to see Hunslet win 8-2. Scorers for Hunslet a try each for Ernest Winter and Jimmy O'Sullivan and a drop goal from Jack Walkington. The game was scheduled to be played at Wakefield Trinity ground but was move to Elland Road at the request of both Leeds and Hunslet. With 5 survors from the winning 1934 team The team was Walkington, Batten, Morrell, Winter, O'Sullivan, Morris, Thornton, Tolson, White, Bennett, Newbound, Stansfield and Penderleith.

In 1942 hunslet signed Alf(Ginger)Burnell who carreer spanned over 370 games domestic and International.

Hunslets next sucess was reaching the final of the Yorkshire Cup in 1944 played over two legs against Halifax. Both games went to Halifax 2-0 and 11-3 a winning agregate 13-3.

In the yearsfrom 1944 to 1956 Hunslet reached the semi final of the Challenge cup on 4 occations, and the semi final of the Yorkshire cup on 5 occations. Hunslet also reached the final of the Yorkshire cup in 1956 losing to Wakefield Trinity 23 points to 5, the match played at Headingley with a crowed of 31,147, this was the last occasion the Yorkshire cup final crowed would exceed 30,000.

1951 signinings of 17 year old Geoff Gunney along with Cec Thompson, Arthur Clues then joined Hunslet who became a key figure in 1954.