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Rugby League Heritage on Tour

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If you are a rugby league fan then a new exhibition in St. Helens Central Library will be for you.

The exhibition tells the story of the game, players and supporters and most of importantly, the communities that helped make the sport the success it is.

As well as historic memorabilia, including a player’s shirt from the first – ever Rugby League Test and the ball from the famous 1954 Challenge Cup Final replay, the exhibition tells the story of the game’s split from rugby union, the first World Cup, the banning of league in World War 11 France and much, much more.

The story of black players is told, including 1950s coach Roy Francis and Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers great Clive Sullivan, while women’s involvement in the game features Hull’s own Kay Ibbetson and Julie Lee. Amateur Rugby League is also highlighted.

Whether you are a Rugby League fan or a lover of social history this is an exhibition not to be missed.

It will run from 9th February until 26th February 2015.  For more information please contact 01744 676739/01744 676954.

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