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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:26 pm 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... debreakers

BBC Iplayer - The Rugby Codebreakers.

Quite interesting documentary about the Welsh union players who came North to play league, and Halifax get a decent sized mention in the middle too.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Halifax1989 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09w01q4/the-rugby-codebreakers

BBC Iplayer - The Rugby Codebreakers.

Quite interesting documentary about the Welsh union players who came North to play league, and Halifax get a decent sized mention in the middle too.


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Thoroughly enjoyed watching that.
Great link. Cheers






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 Post subject: Re: BBC Documentary
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:12 pm 
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I cannot access that site here in China, can any one advise if it is broadcast elsewhere. Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:06 pm 
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Try using a VPN. Hola is good!

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 Post subject: Re: BBC Documentary
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the fax in asia wrote:I cannot access that site here in China, can any one advise if it is broadcast elsewhere. Thanks

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How long has Bangkok been in China ?






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Just watched it. Very interesting.






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Really enjoyed that, and the clip in the Wigan boardroom (Duke and Duke) (Statler and Waldorf) was brilliant. Nice to see Freeman and Dixon get a mention, my old man still says that Freeman playing the same position as Boston in that era was very unlucky, nowadays the international teams would just play him on the other wing, and find room for both, but it just wasn’t done then.
There were quite a few names worthy of mention too, plenty of which we saw at Thrum Hall, but i suppose a journalist/reporter has to edit it down.
If you picked all the Welsh greats across the eras in one side, it’d give any Rugby team of any code a run for their money.

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They certainly DID have to edit it down! My interview for it lasted an hour and mentioned lots of other Fax players. We've actually used 120 Welsh-born players since 1895 and several are in our Hall of Fame.

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 Post subject: Re: BBC Documentary
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:27 am 
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Griff thank you for pointing out my lack of updates , I now live in Qingdao , where the lager/beer comes from.
Halifax 1989 I have a vpn BBC i player not available is still not available , but thanks for your reply . i will keep hunting
Thanks for the advice.






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