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Hunslet v Leeds
Hunslet v Leeds

Hunslet v Leeds 1901


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Hunslet v Leeds 1901

4 mins United Kingdom

Although it's a far cry from the elaborate sports coverage we know today, this is a sophisticated and evocative record of an Edwardian Northern Union rugby derby. It's striking how quickly play resumes after the breakdown, with scrums forming almost immediately. Watch out for Hunslet's (white jerseys) star player "Arh" Albert Goldthorpe, experimentally picked at half back.

Albert Goldthorpe, one of five brothers to play for Hunslet (three of them may be in this film), would later earn fame and glory as captain of the Hunslet Rugby League side of 1907-08 - the first ever to win the four trophies, or 'All Four Cups', in the same season. Goldthorpe retired from playing in 1910, and stood down from Hunslet's administrative committees in 1931, spending the rest of his working life running a milk round in Headingley.


Sport Non-Fiction


1900-1909 Leeds (Rugby league team) Rugby matches Spectators Hunslet (Rugby league team) Rugby league Hunslet West Yorkshire


Edwardian Sports




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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