Useful Links

Rugby Links

"The RKC is a group of statisticians and historians aiming to create and share a comprehensive record of rugby league’s history...

"All work is undertaken by members of the RKC on a voluntary basis. Membership is available to everyone, with no obligation to contribute directly to the work, though any help is definitely appreciated"

Prof. Tony Collins, author and podcast host of Rugby Reloaded. "These pages are also home to my irregular blog. Some of the material here I haven't published elsewhere so I hope that it is a useful resource. "

"Dedicated to preserving the history of rugby league in Warrington"

St. Helens Heritage Numbers, Match and Player database, Heritage Walk *new* and much more.

"As a result of the trust’s endeavours the people of Oldham now have access to one of the finest collections of rugby club memorabilia and historical information in the world."

Showcasing the history and heritage of the Widnes club

Wigan club statistics and more from 1895-present, including up to date match reports, player profile and seasonal statistics.

Wigan & Local Heritage Links

"Our mission is to excite and engage people of all ages and ability, to discover and preserve Wigan Heritage, by bringing it to life creatively, for the present and future generations. "

Everything Wigan!

Who to follow on Social Media

Wigan Museums & Archives

Learn about Wigan borough at the Museum of Wigan Life, Trencherfield Mill, and Wigan & Leigh Archives and Local Studies

Wigan Wrestling History

Researching past heroes from, or in, the home of catch wrestling, Wigan (or sometimes beyond). ‘Gerrim wi a grovit lad’

Wigan RL History

Tweeting historical info, pictures and videos about Rugby League's Greatest and Most Succesful team - Wigan!

Wigan Local History & Heritage Society

Enabling people to learn about the rich history and heritage of Wigan. We meet via Zoom. All Welcome.


Private collector of Wigan RL memorabilia and merchandise. Husband, Dad, Rugby League fan, season ticket holder at Wigan Warriors.

Old Sport Cards

A Passion for all early sports memorabilia.

Collector of Baines cards & Postcards.

Tony Collins

Historian. Emeritus Professor of History at DMU, Fellow at Institute of Sports Humanities. ‘The history books are not enough - where are the wage lists?'

RL Cares

RL Cares is an independent charity with a strong focus on player welfare. We also promote mental fitness and health initiatives & champion the game's heritage