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On 6 December that same newspaper carried details of a match involving Warrington and Zingari probably a Withington, Manchester club of that name and in subsequent weeks there were matches with Sale and Free Wanderers.
This club folded after its ground was lost to development work. A crowd of 29, turned out at Leeds to see Warrington battle hard but be beaten by two tries to nil. The strenuous game against Batley took its toll on the Warrington players and the match ended in a 0—0 draw, the replay never took place.
In —04, Warrington defeated Bradford Northern in a semi-final replay to earn a place in the final of the Challenge Cup. Warrington put up a fine performance against Halifax but lost 8—3.
The Kangaroos embarked upon a massive six months tour of Britain taking in 45 matches. Their timing was not good as the north of England was hit by strikes in the cotton mills, which badly affected attendances as fans could not afford to watch the pioneering Aussies. On Saturday 14 November Warrington played the Kangaroos. Warrington won the matchwith Jackie Fish the hero scoring one try and Ike Taylor the other, Fish and George Dickenson kicked a goal each.
A crowd of 5, watched the match at Wilderspool. The Australians came back to Wilderspool for "revenge" later in the tour but tries from Jack Fish, and John Jenkins earned the 'Wirepullers' an draw. Warrington have the best record of any club side against the touring Kangaroos with eight wins, one draw, and seven defeats from sixteen matches. The Final was lost 9—5 to the mighty Huddersfield team of "All-Stars".
Warrington scored first through a try by Bradshaw converted by Jolley and gave a wonderful display in what was considered to be the best Cup Final of the pre-war era. A disappointing league season had seen Warrington finish 18th, their lowest pre Great War. So the Challenge Cup performances were a tremendous achievement. Post First World War[ edit ] After a bad start to the —22 season, Warrington won 12 out of 13 matches.
This included an 8—5 victory over the visiting Australasian team of the —22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. Wire beat Oldham 7—5, despite playing with only 12 men for most of the match after centre Collins sustained a broken collar bone.
After a bad start to the —28 current and a poor previous season Warrington notched up victories over Hull Kingston Rovers, Huddersfield and finally Leeds in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup.
The final against Swinton was played at Central ParkWiganwith an estimated 12, travelling from the town to watch the match. Warrington were beaten 5—3, but a contentious decision could have cost the Wire the match.
The Kangaroos visited Wilderspool again in orWire were without five regular players either playing for Lancashire or injured. Despite this, Warrington beat the tourists 17—8. In —33, the Lancashire Cup was won by beating St Helens in close fought match, the final result being 10—9 to Warrington. As well as doing well in the league the team had reached the Challenge Cup final for the seventh time.
This was the first time Warrington played at Wembley. The Wire lost 21—17 to Huddersfield. In the —34 season, Warrington played Australia and for once were beaten. Warrington also had the honour of playing the first rugby league match against a French side, captained by Jean Galia. In a season of firsts a match was played in Dublin to introduce the game to Ireland.
A good crowd saw Wigan beat Warrington by 32— The highlight of the —36 season was a place in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley. Barrow were beaten in the first round, the second round was drawn away at Halifax with Warrington winning the replay at Wilderspool 18— Wigan were then beaten 5—2 to set up a semi-final against Salford at Wigan.
Warrington was short of regular players and were thought to stand little chance, but as ever in they rose to the occasion to gain victory. Fifteen special trains were laid on as the town made its way to London for the final, however Leeds ran out 18—2 winners.
In the —38 season, Oldham and Widnes were both knocked out by Warrington as they headed for another Lancashire Cup victory, this time 8—5 over Barrow. During World War II, it was difficult to play matches and therefore pay the bills. The Warrington Football Club Limited was born. Warrington dropped out of the wartime Lancashire league in —42 and did not return to league competition until — Post Second World War[ edit ] The early post-war years saw a boom in rugby league in general, and the glory years of the Warrington club.
With other stars such as Harry Bath and Gerry Helme, the Wire won all the code's major honours, including the League Championship for the only times in their history in —48, —54 and — Warrington defeated Huddersfield in the —48 league semi-final.
The final, against Bradford Northernwas staged at Maine Road and Warrington took the trophy by a margin of 17—5. Warrington reached the —49 Lancashire Cup final, Wigan took the trophy. In the league Warrington lost only five matches all season. Huddersfield exacted one of Wire's few defeats in the play-off final.
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The record attendance at Wilderspool was set on 13 March when 34, spectators saw Warrington play Wigan. Another good cup run took the Wire to the Challenge Cup final. This time they were to play local rivals Widnes. They led nil at half time, eventually taking the trophy by nil.
In —52 Ces Mountford was appointed coach with a ten-year contract. Helens came to Wilderspool and were well beaten 11—5. They despatched Leeds in the Challenge Cup to get to their second final of the season, they were to play Halifax in both games. The intense Wembley final ended in a draw, two goals a piece.
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The replay was held at OdsalBradford and a recordpaid to see Warrington defeat Halifax 8—4. Thousands more got in for free and estimates of the total crowd were in the region of —, Warrington secured another victory by four goals to Halifax's two goals and a try. The club had done the League and Cup double to add to the Lancashire Cup they had already won.
For the second consecutive season Warrington took the honours, the final score was 7—3. Eight clubs participated in a series of games played at football grounds in the London area, with Warrington eventually running out 43—18 victors over Leigh at Loftus Road.
On 19 JanuaryWarrington launched a lottery, which played an important part in the club's finances in future seasons. In the —60 season, they won the Lancashire County Cup for the first time in 22 years, playing all their games away from home. Helens were the final hurdle but the Wire managed a 5—4 win at Central Park. InWarrington reached the RL Championship final held at Odsal, but Leeds had total control over the match and ran out 25— This also turned out to be the last match for long serving coach Ces Mountford.
Ernie Ashcroft took over as coach from the departed Ces Mountford for the —62 season. Easter Monday saw Brian Bevan 's last match for Warrington. During the early part of the —66 season floodlights were installed and a friendly match against Wigan was arranged. They were officially switched on for the match on Tuesday 28 September, Wigan winning the match.
Warrington's home game against Widnes became the first rugby league match to be broadcast on BBC albeit only to the south of England. The final of the Lancashire Cup was reached by gaining a 21—10 victory over Oldham in the semi-final. The final against Rochdale Hornetsat Knowsley Roadwas won 16—5.
He was replaced by Peter Harvey. The change made little difference as the club won only 11 out of 24 matches. All of these 'A' shares were sold to Ossie Davies and were worth five votes for each share, rather than the usual one. The directors of the old board agreed to resign and Mr. Davies who had been Vice Chairman of the old board, became Chairman of the new board.
Alex Murphy joined Warrington as player-coach on 20 May The indifferent league form continued in —75, as did the early exit from several cup competitions, the Challenge Cup being the exception. Warrington again reached Wembley to face Widnes; the Chemics winning 14—7. The first trophy was the Locker Cup won with a 14—9 victory over Wigan.
Next was the Players No. A new competition, the Captain Morgan Trophy, provided the club with its third trophy of the season. However, the team continued to perform poorly in the league.
Warrington defeated Huddersfield, Huyton and then Dewsbury were defeated to get to Wembley for the first time in twenty years. Warrington beat 24—9 Featherstone Rovers for the second time that season in a cup final to win the Challenge Cup. The final at Wigan was against St. Helens, and after a great struggle Warrington won their fifth trophy, 13— Alex Murphy then retired as a player but continued to coach the side.
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Poor league performance continued in —78 but Warrington again made it to the Regal trophy final. Warrington beat Widnes 9—4. A solid year-round performance saw Warrington finish second in the league, losing only 8 matches all year.
Final The match capped what England reckon was another very useful week in camp at Loughborough University - now the team's permanent base - and Sinfield was keen to stress the importance of ending that time together with a hit-out. The Exiles seemed to target Chase's defence after the break and that might be something McNamara will consider when picking arguably his most important pairing. Some of the touches from Tomkins and Leroy Cudjoe, who deceived Brett Hodgson with a superb dummy for the first of his two tries, hinted at a strong self-belief running through the squad.
But perhaps the most candid assessment of the fixture came from Exiles coach Brian McClennan. When asked whether he had been impressed with England the former Leeds Rhinos boss replied: Not all that fast, I thought it was pretty slow. Graham and the Burgess's, will bolster an already strong pack, while Reed will slot in at centre and Widdop will add competition in the halves. Quite simply, the fixture against Australia at the Millennium Stadium will be a totally different proposition from the contest against the Exiles.
It will be the opening game of a World Cup and for once all eyes will be on a sport that badly needs a shot in the arm in this country - it says a lot when the tournament does not have a major sponsor and neither does Super League. The stadium needs to be close to a sell-out and McNamara's men badly need to put up a performance against the Kangaroos, but it won't be easy. The theory long ago took root Down Under that if the Kangaroos defeat the co-hosts in that match then they will in all probability avoid playing either England again or, especially, New Zealand until the final.
The Kiwis might have lost every one-off fixture against Australia since but they have developed the irritating habit of tripping up their Anzac rivals on the big stage - the World Cup final and the Four Nations being the two stand-out examples - and the Aussies are keen to avoid them for as long as possible later this year. The Kangaroos have won nine of the previous 14 World Cups and they want their trophy back.
Since the Great Britain jersey was put into cold storage in and the emphasis placed on England, their record against the Aussies rather ominously reads played six, lost six. But they are not the sort of statistics to dent the optimism of the ever-positive McNamara, who correctly noted in Friday's match programme: