This week, as part of the Four Nations, the Rugby Football League, and its charitable arm Rugby League Cares, have been celebrating the British rugby league touring team of 1914.
In 1914 the Great Britain rugby league team toured Australasia and on 4th July 1914 they emerged victorious against Australia in a historic match which was to become known as the Rorke’s Drift Test.
As part of the 2014 Four Nations the England team wore commemorative jerseys to celebrate 100 years since the Rorke’s Drift Test; and in July a commemorative dinner was held with a souvenir menu featuring a history of the tour illustrated with images from the Rugby Football League Archives which are cared for here at Heritage Quay.
To see a copy of the souvenir menu head over to the Rugby League Cares website.
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Hello Steve, the souvenir menu from the 2014 dinner is at http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/_uploads/Rorke's%20Drift.pdf
Billy Hall is my great uncle, he initially played for Gloucester along with his 6 brothers, one of who, Ernie Hall, was my grandad. Billy, Alfie Wood and Dave Hollands moved to Oldham. They all played in the 1914 series defeating Australia and then New Zealand.
My father who passed away last year aged 97 met Billy or ‘Snowball’ as he knew him. If anyone has a programme for the dinner, I would be very interested.