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Wigan Rugby Team   Views: 692
Local rugby players/team circa 1959   Comments: 7
Photo: Malc    Item #: 31058  
 
Local rugby players/team circa 1959

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  friend is asking if anyone can put names/team to this crew  

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Comments by Ian., 15th March 2019  
My first instinct tells me this could be the Potterie RLFC.
Or another Wigan club. Due to the fact that in the background you can see the railway line and the embankment. The backround looks very similar to where they used to play.
Just an inspired guess!

Comments by Benny, 15th March 2019  
This was taken at Little lane and features the old Wigan Unionist RU team.Gordon Bennett, John Leyland and Eddie Caddick are three of the players I recognise

Comments by Jarvo, 15th March 2019  
Is that the Gordon Bennett who use to run Highfield Bowling Club, Benny? Back row, extreme right...

Comments by Kevan Taylor, 16th March 2019  debnkev.taylor@gmail.com 
This photo c/w with the sub heading from the paper and a couple of comments is in Album / Sports / Wigan Rugby Unionists along with a couple of other pics.
Kevan Taylor
(Aggy Taylors lad )
(Anyone know if Derek Bradley is still around, he commented in the photo I posted )

Comments by Malc, 16th March 2019  
thanks chaps - much appreciated - John Leyland and Gordon were committee men at Aspull RUFC for many years - top blokes

Comments by Benny, 16th March 2019  
The very same chap Jarvo. Next but one not him is Derek Stott

Comments by malc's mate, 16th March 2019  
on the right of the front row is Dave Bamford.

 
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