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    Jun 21, 16 • 750 Views • Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …Alan and Ball. Other clubs might have lifted the famous silverware more frequently, but Miners have always enjoyed a strong affiliation with and affection for the BARLA National Cup. In no small part this dates back to the success in the inaugural...

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    Jun 3, 16 • 2142 Views • Senior Club News, Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …Hospital Can Wait. A year on from their Challenge Cup exploits against Halifax and Miners again battled their way through to the Challenge Cup first round proper, and this time the opponents lying in wait were of a different calibre altogether as the...

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    Apr 2, 16 • 1781 Views • Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …Miners and AJM. As one of the most colourful characters in the game, Alex Murphy has never been short of a sound bite or two, but when he described his 1976 encounter with Miners as “his worst nightmare” he was in deadly earnest as the...

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    Mar 9, 16 • 2556 Views • Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When….

    ….A Ball Story. Nowadays with sponsors, new kits and leisure wear, amateur rugby might appear awash with resources, but back when Miners were founded in the summer of 1966 it was a very different state of affairs. Back then, players and staff had to...

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    Feb 8, 16 • 797 Views • Senior Club News, Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …Heroes Turned Villains. There have of course been many occasions over the years when familiar faces – including some club legends – have turned out against Miners in the colours of other clubs, but certainly the strangest of those occurred...

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    Dec 11, 15 • 508 Views • Senior Club News, Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …An Uneasy Truce. Whomever suggested staging this 1970s joint team photograph of Miners and Latchford Albion was taking their life in their hands as these two clubs, who contested the inaugural National Cup Final in 1974, were bitter rivals throughout...

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    Nov 4, 15 • 742 Views • Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …Miners Gave a Triple Crown Winner Nightmares. Rugby-related angst in the Ford household might of late have centered around George’s omission from the England team for the clash against Wales in their ill-fated World Cup 2015 campaign, but back in...

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    Jul 29, 15 • 1096 Views • Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    …Leigh met PNG. At first glance there might not be much in common between Miners Rangers’ home town and the south Pacific nation, beyond a mutual fervour for rugby league, but links between the two date back to 1978. In May of that year the BARLA...

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    Jul 5, 15 • 629 Views • Senior Club News, Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When….

    The Russians came to town. Relations between east and west at present might be reminiscent of the early James Bond stories but in February 2008 there was a distinct air of glasnost as Miners Rangers prepared to host Russian league runners-up Vereya in the...

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    May 31, 15 • 517 Views • Senior Club News, Senior Remember when...Comments Off on Remember When…

    The French mistook us for Leigh. Perhaps one of the strangest matches Miners – or at least the club representatives in the 1978 Leigh League side – have ever been involved in was the short-lived European Cup which saw the Leigh side, as...