Year in review, 1999

Player of the year

The front row of Casey, Hough and Clegg were excellent all year. It would be unfair to chose between them and they were deserving of better from the dross playing behind them.

Season highlights

Season lows

Overall

We were on a loser from the start of the season when the RFL in their wisdom decided to merge divisions one and two but to pay the former Division 2 clubs significantly less Murdoch money than the others.

That wasn't the only problem, Oldham Athletic made one of their periodic attempts to gouge ludicrous amounts of money from the Rugby club sending us to exile in Rochdale and a small squad was badly affected by injuries. By the end of the season it was obvious things needed to change, fortunately they did.....