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On the 20th of March, 1897, 20 Rugby League matches were played in the North of England.
Amongst the results that day, Hunslet defeated the amateur Broughton Recreation by 75 to 5 - whilst Leigh and Wakefield Trinity played out a nil all draw.
It was the beginning of a competition that would bring agony and ecstasy to Rugby League supporters. It was the beginning of a competition that would create heroes and villains. It was the beginning of the English Rugby League Challenge Cup.
One hundred and twenty four years later, the English Challenge Cup is the second longest running competition in the history of Rugby League.
Author and historian, Graham Morris joins is to tell this evergreen story.