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ON THIS DAY: 1908

5th December 2017, 14:09

ON THIS DAY: 1908

5th December 1908

On this day 109 years ago, Halifax beat Australia by 12 points to 8 at Thrum Hall.

Around 6,000 attended, paying an inflated admission price of 5p. Australian legend Dally Messenger scored a length-of-the-field try for the tourists, but it was a very rough match which saw Aussie forward O’Malley sent off.