Why Huddersfield Giants and Rugby Football League Championship First Division are similar
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- He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Wigan (Heritage No. 848) (with whom he won the 1990 Challenge Cup and 1991 Challenge Cup), in Australia for Eastern Suburbs (Reserve Grade), and Leeds (Heritage No.), Widnes (Heritage No.), St Helens (Heritage No. 1162) (with whom he won the double of the 1996 Challenge Cup and 1996's Super League I Championship as captain, but lost the Premiership to the Wigan Warriors (the League Leaders' Shield was not introduced until 2003's Super League VIII), and the 1997 Challenge Cup), Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Heritage No. 1162), Salford City Reds, Leigh Centurions (Heritage No. 1198), the Rochdale Hornets and after a 9-year hiatus the Barrow Raiders, usually as a, but also as a , and has coached at representative level for France, and at club level for the Rochdale Hornets and the Barrow Raiders.
- He made his début for Wigan">Wigan in the 0-14 defeat by Hunslet_F.C._(1883)">Hunslet F.C. at Parkside, Hunslet on Saturday 5 September 1903, he scored his first try for Wigan in the 15-3 victory over St .Helens at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 7 January 1905, he scored his last try for Wigan in the 18-3 victory over Huddersfield in the 1911 Challenge Cup round-1 match at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 18 February 1911, and he played his last match for Wigan in the 4-15 defeat by Leeds in the Championship play-off semi-final match at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 17 April 1915.
- At the end of his first season with the club, he played and scored a try against Huddersfield in the Championship Final during at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 4 May 1912, but Wigan went on to lose the match 5–13.
- Longstaff played as a forward, i.e. number 11, and scored a goal in Huddersfield's 13-5 victory over Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1911–12 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 4 May 1912, in front of a crowd of 15,000, played as a forward, i.e. number 13, in the 29-2 victory over Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1912–13 season at Wakefield">Wakefield)">Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 3 May 1913, in front of a crowd of 17,000, played as a forward, i.e. number 8, in the 3-5 defeat by Salford in the Championship Final during the 1913–14 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 25 April 1914, in front of a crowd of 8,091, and played as a forward, i.e. number 13, and scored a try in the 35-2 victory over Leeds in the Championship Final during the 1914–15 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 24 April 1915, in front of a crowd of 14,000.
- Harry Royal was transferred from Dewsbury to Batley, becoming player-coach on Wednesday 2 November 1949, he played his first match for Batley against Huddersfield in the Championship match during the 1949–50 season at Mount Pleasant, Batley on Saturday 12 November 1949, but this match was abandoned with Batley losing 0-4, this match was later replayed on Tuesday 4 April 1950, so this original fixture does not count toward official records.
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