Coordinates: Parkside was a rugby league stadium in Hunslet, Leeds, England. It was home to Hunslet F.C. rugby league club and the source of their nickname, the Parksiders.
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Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.
Hunslet is an inner-city area in south Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of the city centre and has an industrial past.
Hunslet now play at the South Leeds Stadium which is less than half a mile from the former site of Parkside.
Hunslet R.L.F.C. is a professional rugby league club in Hunslet, South Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, which plays in Betfred League 1. The club was founded in 1973 as New Hunslet, they became Hunslet in 1979 and the club were the Hunslet Hawks between 1995 and 2016.
Adjacent to the rugby pitch, there was a bowling green and a cricket ground. Parkside's surface had the reputation as being the best in the game and was often used by touring Australian teams as a training ground.
The Mother Benson’s End was named after the old lady who washed the players’ kit and lived in one of the Low Fold farm cottages which were situated at that end of the ground.
Hunslet purchased at little cost 10.25 acres (41,500 m2) of waste land at Hunslet Carr from the Low Moor Iron and Coal Company and had to shift 2,000 tons of rubbish to create what would become Parkside, which they moved to in 1888.
The first game at Parkside was played on 11 February 1888, when they played and beat Mirfield.
The stand from Woodhouse Hill was re-erected at Parkside. A pavilion was built in 1901.
In 1959 Hunslet Cricket Club left Parkside and the cricket pitch became Hunslet's training ground.
Parkside's stand was burned down by vandals in 1971. Parkside was sold off to an industrial developer for around £300,000 in 1972. The last game at Parkside was on 21 April 1973 against York. Parkside was demolished and Hunslet became tenants at the Elland Road greyhound stadium.
Other than Hunslet club games, Parkside also saw Hunslet play host to international touring teams from Australia (sometimes playing as Australasia) from 1908–1963.
The Australasian rugby league team represented Australia and New Zealand in rugby league sporadically between 1910 and 1922. Administered by the New South Wales Rugby League, appearances for the team were counted towards the Australian team's records and playing register but not the New Zealand team's. The team toured Great Britain twice, participating in two Ashes series, and also played Great Britain twice in Sydney.
|1||7 November 1908||1907–08 All Golds tour|
|2||7 November 1908||6,000||1908–09 Kangaroo Tour|
|3||22 October 1911||4,000||1911–12 Kangaroo Tour|
|4||2 January 1922||3,174||1921–22 Kangaroo Tour|
|5||25 December 1929||12,000||1929–30 Kangaroo Tour|
|6||18 October 1933||6,227||1933–34 Kangaroo Tour|
|7||22 October 1952||3,273||1952–53 Kangaroo Tour|
|8||21 November 1956||4,451||1956–57 Kangaroo Tour|
|9||5 December 1959||8,061||1959–60 Kangaroo Tour|
|10||23 October 1963||4,400||1963–64 Kangaroo Tour|
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