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Welcome to the official website of the Rugby League Record Keepers’ Club (RKC).

The RKC is a group of statisticians and historians aiming to create and share a comprehensive record of rugby league’s history.

The history of rugby league as a separate form of rugby football goes back to 1895, when the Northern Rugby Football Union broke away from England’s established Rugby Football Union to administer its own separate competition.

Similar schisms occurred in Australia and New Zealand in 1907. Gradually the rugby played in these breakaway competitions evolved into a distinctly separate sport that took its name from the professional leagues that administered it.

All work in this archive is undertaken by members of the RKC on a voluntary basis.  Membership is available to everyone, with no obligation to contribute directly to the work, though any help is definitely appreciated.  Details of how to join can be found here.

We hope you find the information available on the site interesting and useful.  Should you wish to provide feedback, or have any questions, please contact Neil Ormston.

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Finally completed my review of the IRL match list (mail to follow for members on this tomorrow!), and I have just 4 venues that we're missing for recognised senior internationals. Can anyone help fill in the blanks please?12/06/1993: Moldova V. France01/10/1994: Canada V. USA1997: USA V. Canada (exact date also required)Apr-2001: USA V. Canada (exact date also required)As always, any help much appreciated 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Following on from Andrew Stats Dalton post on captains, would anyone see any benefit in having squad numbers included? Potentially leading to polls on the website, best number 1, 5, 13 etc, best team by squad number. Overall, then by sub level of individual team. All subjective of course but gives that level of interaction when stats get opened up ... See MoreSee Less

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Just looking thru some of my Widnes stats and info and have some info regarding representative matches within the season or at seasons end. For example, 1896/97:-R.Baty - Rest of League v Broughton RangersF.Hampson - Rest of League v Broughton RangersT.Rispan - Lancashire County Trial C.Emery - Lancashire County Trial I've got these details up until the 1939/40 season.Anyone got similar? ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi all 🙂Hope we are all, how easy is it to find out who was captain in games from Super League 1-4 Super League inclusive. Ive got all of Leeds to start with. ... See MoreSee Less

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club registers from sept 1965 .FOR.BRAMLEY.CASTLEFORD.DONCASTER.WIDNES. ... See MoreSee Less

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Another challenge, and a chance to wrestle the 'star of the month' award from Stuart Leadley if anyone can find this one! In April 2001, USA defeated Canada 56-6. Anyone know where exactly, and the precise date (as always, please quote sources 🙂 )? ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's a challenge for someone: where was the France-Russia game on 3 July 2000 played? Answers on a postcard, or in the comments below (source would be appreciated please) 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for some help please. I have been sent this photo from someone seeking further information about it. It was taken in April 1924 by a Batley photographer (W P Howard, Batley). The player holding the ball is believed to be Louis Dickinson (born 1877 died 1950). His grandson says the family legend is that Louis played for Castleford, but there is no record of a player of that name in the Cas archives from 1926 onwards. Does anyone recognize the team or anyone on it? ... See MoreSee Less

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