Rugby League War of the Roses

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War of the Roses
Sport Rugby league
Instituted1895
Ceased2003
Number of teams2
CountryFlag of England.svg  England (RFL)
Related competition County Championship

The War of the Roses, (also known in its last years as the County of Origin Series) was the inter-county rugby league matches between representative teams from Yorkshire and Lancashire, the areas where rugby league has traditionally been most popular in England. The series started in 1895 and was last played in 2003.

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History

The first War of the Roses was contested in 1895 as part of the County Championship. The majority of the clubs in rugby league came from Yorkshire and Lancashire and the fixtures was held almost annually, with exceptions for the two world wars (1914–1918 and 1939–1945) and 1977–1978, until 1983 when the County Championship was abandoned. Fixtures between Lancashire and Yorkshire briefly returned firstly between 1985 and 1991 and then again between 2001 and 2003. Eligibility to play was established either by county of birth or in which county players had originally played the sport professionally. [1]

In 1985, an annual fixture between Lancashire and Yorkshire was proposed as a replacement for the County Championship. The fixture became known as the Rodstock War of the Roses and the first game was played in September 1985. The series lasted until 1991, when it was scrapped due to lack of interest. [2]

The fixture was revived in 2001 under the name of the County of Origin series, inspired by the success of Australia's State of Origin series between New South Wales and Queensland. [3] [4] After three years, the Origin series games were discontinued due to falling attendances. [5]

Roses matches have continued at amateur level as part of the BARLA Three Counties Championship but despite several calls for a return at professional level the fixture remains unplayed. [6] [5]

Results

The two teams have met in 91 competitive matches with each team having won 44 and three games ending in draws. In addition there have been a number of exhibition matches during the First and Second World Wars when the County Championship was suspended.

Rugby League Roses matches results [lower-alpha 1]
All games played as part of the County Championship unless stated otherwise. Bold text denotes winning team.
SeasonDateVenueHome teamScoreAway team
1895–18967 December 1895 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire0–8Yorkshire
1895–189629 February 1896 Fartown, HuddersfieldYorkshire3–8Lancashire
1896–189721 November 1896 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire7–3Yorkshire
1897–189820 November 1897 Park Avenue, BradfordYorkshire7–6Lancashire
1898–18995 November 1898 New Barnes, SalfordLancashire9–20Yorkshire
1899–19004 November 1899 Thrum Hall, HalifaxYorkshire13–16Lancashire
1900–19013 November 1900 The Athletic Grounds, RochdaleLancashire24–5Yorkshire
1901–190215 February 1902 The Boulevard, HullYorkshire13–8Lancashire
1902–190315 November 1902 The Willows, SalfordLancashire13–0Yorkshire
1903–190414 November 1903 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire0–8Lancashire
1904–190512 November 1904 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire5–14Yorkshire
1905–19064 November 1905 The Boulevard, HullYorkshire0–8Lancashire
1906–19073 November 1906 The Willows, SalfordLancashire19–0Yorkshire
1907–19082 November 1907 Thrum Hall, HalifaxYorkshire15–11Lancashire
1908–190931 October 1908 The Willows, SalfordLancashire13–0Yorkshire
1909–19104 November 1909 The Boulevard, HullYorkshire27–14Lancashire
1910–19117 November 1910 Central Park, WiganLancashire17–3Yorkshire
1911–191225 January 1912 Thrum Hall, HalifaxYorkshire12–13Lancashire
1912–191316 December 1912 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire8–20Yorkshire
1913–191410 December 1913 Fartown, HuddersfieldYorkshire19–11Lancashire
1919–192024 September 1919 The Cliff, BroughtonLancashire15–5Yorkshire
1920–192121 October 1920 The Boulevard, HullYorkshire18–3Lancashire
1921–19224 October 1921 The Athletic Grounds, RochdaleLancashire2–5Yorkshire
1922–19237 December 1922 Craven Park, HullYorkshire11–11Lancashire
1923–19248 December 1923 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire6–5Yorkshire
1924–192529 November 1924 Thrum Hall, HalifaxYorkshire9–28Lancashire
1925–192612 December 1925 City Road, St HelensLancashire26–10Yorkshire
1926–192730 October 1926 Belle Vue, WakefieldYorkshire13–18Lancashire
1927–192829 October 1927 Wilderspool, WarringtonLancashire35–19Yorkshire
1928–19293 November 1928 Thrum Hall, HalifaxYorkshire10–33Lancashire
1929–193022 March 1930 The Athletic Grounds, RochdaleLancashire18–3Yorkshire
1930–193118 October 1930 Belle Vue, WakefieldYorkshire25–15Lancashire
1931–193217 October 1931 Wilderspool, WarringtonLancashire11–8Yorkshire
1932–193329 October 1932 Belle Vue, WakefieldYorkshire30–3Lancashire
1933–193425 September 1933 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire12–15Yorkshire
1934–19359 January 1935 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire5–5Lancashire
1935–193612 October 1935 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire16–5Yorkshire
1936–193721 October 1936 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire6–28Lancashire
1937–193812 February 1938 The Athletic Grounds, RochdaleLancashire10–9Yorkshire
1938–193926 October 1938 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire10–10Lancashire
1945–194610 November 1945 Station Road, SwintonLancashire17–16Yorkshire
1946–19479 November 1946 Parkside, HunsletYorkshire13–10Lancashire
1947–194812 November 1947 Central Park, WiganLancashire22–10Yorkshire
1948–19493 May 1949 Thrum Hall, HalifaxYorkshire3–12Lancashire
1949–19505 October 1949 Wilderspool, WarringtonLancashire22–13Yorkshire
1950–195118 October 1950 Fartown, HuddersfieldYorkshire23–15Lancashire
1951–195210 October 1951 Kirkstall Lane, LeighLancashire5–15Yorkshire
1952–195328 April 1953 The Boulevard, HullYorkshire16–8Lancashire
1953–195414 October 1953 Hilton Park, LeighLancashire18–10Yorkshire
1954–19556 October 1954 Odsal, BradfordYorkshire20–10Lancashire
1955–195626 September 1955 Watersheddings, OldhamLancashire26–10Yorkshire
1956–195726 September 1956 The Boulevard, HullYorkshire21–35Lancashire
1957–195823 September 1957 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire11–25Yorkshire
1958–195924 September 1958 Craven Park, HullYorkshire35–19Lancashire
1958–195929 October 1958 Hilton Park, LeighLancashire15–16Yorkshire
1959–196011 November 1959 Hilton Park, LeighLancashire28–38Yorkshire
1960–196131 August 1960 Belle Vue, WakefieldYorkshire20–21Lancashire
1961–19629 October 1961 Hilton Park, LeighLancashire14–12Yorkshire
1962–196326 September 1962 Belle Vue, WakefieldYorkshire22–8Lancashire
1963–196411 September 1963 Knowsley Road, St HelensLancashire45–20Yorkshire
1964–196523 September 1964 The Boulevard, hullYorkshire33–10Lancashire
1965–196610 November 1965 Station Road, SwintonLancashire13–16Yorkshire
1966–196721 September 1966 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire17–22Lancashire
1967–196824 January 1968 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire23–17Yorkshire
1968–196925 September 1968 Craven Park, HullYorkshire10–5Lancashire
1969–19703 September 1969 The Willows, SalfordLancashire14–12Yorkshire
1970–197113 January 1971 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire32–12Lancashire
1970–197124 February 1971 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire34–8Lancashire
1971–197229 September 1971 Hilton Park, LeighLancashire22–42Yorkshire
1972–197311 October 1972 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire32–18Lancashire
1973–197419 September 1973 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire17–15Yorkshire
1974–197525 September 1974 Lawkholme Lane, KeighleyYorkshire20–14Lancashire
1974–197516 October 1974 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire29–11Yorkshire
1975–197620 December 1975 Central Park, WiganLancashire7–17Yorkshire
1976–19771 March 1977 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire18–13Lancashire
1977–1978 [lower-alpha 2] 19 October 1977 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire33–8Yorkshire
1978–197927 September 1978 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire23–7Yorkshire
1979–198012 September 1979 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire19–16Lancashire
1980–198124 September 1980 Naughton Park, WidnesLancashire17–9Yorkshire
1981–19829 September 1981 Wheldon Road, CastlefordYorkshire21–15Lancashire
1982–198326 May 1982 Hilton Park, LeighLancashire21–22Yorkshire
1985–1986 [lower-alpha 3] 11 September 1985 Central Park, WiganLancashire10–26Yorkshire
1986–1987 [lower-alpha 3] 17 September 1986 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire26–14Lancashire
1987–1988 [lower-alpha 3] 16 September 1987 Central Park, WiganLancashire10–16Yorkshire
1988–1989 [lower-alpha 3] 21 September 1988 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire24–14Lancashire
1989–1990 [lower-alpha 3] 20 September 1989 Central Park, WiganLancashire12–56Yorkshire
1991–1992 [lower-alpha 3] 18 September 1991 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire17–12Lancashire
2001 [lower-alpha 4] 5 June 2001 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire24–36Lancashire
2002 [lower-alpha 4] 14 June 2002 JJB Stadium, WiganLancashire22–18Yorkshire
2002 [lower-alpha 4] 18 June 2002 Headingley, LeedsYorkshire28–36Lancashire
2003 [lower-alpha 4] 2 July 2003 Odsal, BradfordYorkshire56–6Lancashire
Source [7]
  1. Table excludes exhibition matches
  2. Played as the Queen's Silver Jubilee Fund match
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Played as a "Rodstock War of the Roses" match
  4. 1 2 3 4 Played as a "Origin series" match

International touring teams

Both Lancashire and Yorkshire have played numerous matches against touring Australian and New Zealand teams. [8] [9] From the 1967–68 Kangaroo Tour, both Lancashire and Yorkshire were taken off the Australian's itinerary with the only county side they played being Cumbria. The two teams also played in the only Rugby League County Championship in 1974–75.

Lancashire

Also see Category:Lancashire rugby league team coaches, Category:Lancashire rugby league team players.

Game No.DateResultVenueAttendanceNotes
118 January 1908 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand 20–4 Watersheddings, Oldham 1907–08 All Golds tour
225 November 1908 Australian colours.svg Australia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 20–6 Central Park, Wigan 4,000 1908–09 Kangaroo Tour
38 March 1909 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 19–14 Wheater's Field, Broughton 4,000
42 October 1911 Australian colours.svg Australasia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 25–12 Ewood Park, Blackburn 5,000 1911–12 Kangaroo Tour
530 November 1921 Australian colours.svg Australasia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 29–6 Goodison Park, Everton 17,000 1921–22 Kangaroo Tour
614 December 1921 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. Australian colours.svg Australasia 8–6 Wilderspool, Warrington 6,000
73 January 1927 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand 28–37,000 1926–27 New Zealand Kiwis tour
826 September 1929 Australian colours.svg Australasia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 29–14 Wilderspool, Warrington 24,000 1929–30 Kangaroo Tour
920 September 1933 Australian colours.svg Australia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 33–7 Wilderspool, Warrington 16,576 1933–34 Kangaroo Tour
1029 September 1937 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 7–5 Wilderspool, Warrington 16,250 1937–38 Kangaroo Tour
118 December 1948 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 13–8 Central Park, Wigan 11,788 1948–49 Kangaroo Tour
1222 November 1951 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand 13–12 1951–52 New Zealand Kiwis tour
1330 November 1952 Australian colours.svg Australia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 36–11 Wilderspool, Warrington 5,863 1952–53 Kangaroo Tour
1423 September 1959 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 30–22 Knowsley Road, St. Helens 15,743 1959–60 Kangaroo Tour
1525 September 1963 FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 13–11 Central Park, Wigan 15,068 1963–64 Kangaroo Tour
1630 November 1967 Australian colours.svg Australia def. FlagOfLancashire.PNG Lancashire 14–2 The Willows, Salford 9,369 1967–68 Kangaroo Tour

Yorkshire

Also see Category:Yorkshire rugby league team coaches, Category:Yorkshire rugby league team players.

Game No.DateResultVenueAttendanceNotes
118 December 1907 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 23–4 Belle Vue, Wakefield 1907–08 All Golds tour
25 November 1908 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 21–11 The Boulevard, Kingston upon Hull 3,500 1908–09 Kangaroo Tour
325 September 1911 Australian colours.svg Australasia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 33–13 Bramall Lane, Sheffield 4,000 1911–12 Kangaroo Tour
47 December 1921 Australian colours.svg Australasia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 24–8 Belle Vue, Wakefield 6,000 1921–22 Kangaroo Tour
515 December 1926 Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire def. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand 17–16 Fartown, Huddersfield 3,000 1926–27 New Zealand Kiwis tour
620 November 1929 Australian colours.svg Australasia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 25–12 Belle Vue, Wakefield 7,011 1929–30 Kangaroo Tour
713 September 1933 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 13–0 Headingley, Leeds 10,309 1933–34 Kangaroo Tour
86 October 1937 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 8–4 Odsal, Bradford 7,570 1937–38 Kangaroo Tour
924 November 1948 Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 5–2 Headingley, Leeds 5,310 1948–49 Kangaroo Tour
105 December 1951 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 10–32,958 1951–52 New Zealand Kiwis tour
1126 November 1952 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire 55–11 Fartown, Huddersfield 3,737 1952–53 Kangaroo Tour
1228 September 1959 Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 47–15 Clarence Street, York 7,338 1959–60 Kangaroo Tour
1318 September 1963 Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 11–5 Craven Park, Kingston upon Hull 10,324 1963–64 Kangaroo Tour
144 October 1967 Flag of Yorkshire.svg Yorkshire def. Australian colours.svg Australia 15–14 Belle Vue, Wakefield 19,370 1967–68 Kangaroo Tour

Women's Rugby League

In 2015, the RFL announced that they would stage the inaugural Women's "War of the Roses", between Lancashire Ladies and Yorkshire Ladies. The match, which took place at Thatto Heath Crusaders, St. Helens, saw the sides share the honours after a 22–22 draw, with an attendance of around 500. [10]

The match, held on 18 October 2015, followed a Lancashire Girls vs Yorkshire Girls under 18s match, which finished 34–0 in favour of the Yorkshire side.

Results

YearWinnerScoreVenueAttendance
2015Draw22–22 [11] St. Helens 500
2016Lancashire22–16 [12] Stanningley
2017
2018Lancashire16–10 [13] Post Office Road, Featherstone
2019Yorkshire14–8 [14] Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Yorkshire22–20 [14] Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
2020Lancashire15–8 [15] Weetwood sports ground, Leeds
Draw12–12 [15] Mount Pleasant, Batley
Lancashire23–0 [16] Weetwood sports ground, Leeds

Origin Legends

In 2017, Rugby AM announced a charity game between Yorkshire and Lancashire legends at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, which saw Yorkshire defeat Lancashire 14–12. The following year Yorkshire retained their Origin Legends title with a 32–14 victory over Lancashire in Castleford. 28 August 2019 saw the return of the game at Headingley and notable players including Gary Connolly, Denis Betts and Sean Long for Lancashire and Jason Robinson, Stuart Fielden and Rob Burrow for Yorkshire. The game was won 21–18 by Lancashire

See also

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