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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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2021 – off with a bang

January Update

RL Record Keepers’ Club update & 2021 membership info

October Update

Record Keepers’ Club update

2020 Stats treatment

July Updates

Status update & website launch

Announcement of partnership between RL RKC & Rugby League Cares, & other news

Welcome to the re-formed RL Record Keepers Club

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A challenge for you: can anyone find a correct Super League table online?! To help, I've included one below, which you'll see is different to the ones on the RFL's site (www.superleague.co.uk/match-centre), Sky Sports (www.skysports.com/rugbyleague/competitions/super-league/tables) & BBC (www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/super-league/table). However, I'm confident the one I've shared is in line with the regulations being played to this year: www.rugby-league.com/article/57718/betfred-super-league-and-challenge-cup---regulatory-updateI know I've developed a minor (major?) obsession with league tables, but I do think it's a bit disappointing that these are not right. I've notified all parties involved - but is anyone doing it right?! Kudos to anyone who can find a correct version 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Some more first names needed for The History booklets.These are for the 1939/40 season .....A.H. Woodward (Widnes)J.C. Milner (Hull Kingston Rovers)J. Bowker (Barrow)W. Watson (Keighley)F. Lingard (Batley)C. White (Barrow)G. Brown (Batley)G. Ward (Batley)TIA John ... See MoreSee Less

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Footnoting the Championship table for 2021 already. With the announcement that London have forfeited the game against Toulouse wins and losses won't add up (neither will point for and against) as it's only recorded as a game for Toulouse. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can't find any mention of this on the websight.I also have parts 2 3 4 covering seasons 1895 to 1935. 150 pages of interesting facts and figures. Best wishes. Peter Moir. ... See MoreSee Less

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Asking for Brian Knott. Does anyone have images of any of the following players please:* W Hodgson (c. 1896; also played for Cockermouth)* J Coulthard (c. 1896; also played for Cockermouth)* Daniel McAvoy (mid-thirties; also played for Newcastle & Flimby)* T Carlisle (c. 1903; also played for Kendal)* Jim Anderson (c. 1946; also played for Maryport)* H Henson (c. 1920; from Barrow) ... See MoreSee Less

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Does anyone know if the Gary Charlton who played a few games for Hull KR and Sheffield Eagles in the 1988/89 season is the same person who is currently the Whitehaven coach? ... See MoreSee Less

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Australia played a rest of the world XIII at the end of the 1957 World Cup. This was a fixture arranged at short notice instead of a northern hemisphere v southern hemisphere game, does it count as a full international? ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for acceptance. Actually I'm Peter Moir using my wife's phone. ... See MoreSee Less

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