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The Story of the Cigarette Card

In 1936 the Ardath Tobacco Company (later to be subsumed to Imperial Tobacco) ran a series of “cigarette cards” (for the younger readers these were the forerunners of today’s “famous” Panini stickers). Series A of these cards contained “Lancashire Football Teams”, which in the main they were but the list contains a number of oddities such as Barrow RLFC and New Brighton  RUFC which are neither Association Football Teams nor in Lancashire. But pride of place goes to card no.107 which is the MRUFC team of 1936/7 and celebrates the clubs winning of the Crewe Sevens two years on the trot. 

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Squad update | Anthony Watson has withdrawn from the England squad after he suffered an ACL rupture in Bath’s game against Saracens. Eddie Jones has called up Joe Marchant to the squad. We're all behind you on the road to recovery @anthonywatson_ 🌹

test Twitter Media - Squad update | Anthony Watson has withdrawn from the England squad after he suffered an ACL rupture in Bath’s game against Saracens.

Eddie Jones has called up Joe Marchant to the squad. 

We're all behind you on the road to recovery @anthonywatson_ 🌹 https://t.co/6bJxuVSJyf

A brilliant all-round performance from @EnglandRugby saw them into the #RWC2019 semi-finals #OTD

Squad update | Luke Cowan-Dickie has withdrawn from the England squad for the @autumnnations series with an ankle injury. Jamie George has been called up for next week's training camp in Jersey. All the best with your recovery @1_Dickie 💪

test Twitter Media - Squad update | Luke Cowan-Dickie has withdrawn from the England squad for the @autumnnations series with an ankle injury. 

Jamie George has been called up for next week's training camp in Jersey. 

All the best with your recovery @1_Dickie 💪 https://t.co/BPDzbHnHBJ

@JordanSimmo96 wasn’t taking no for an answer for this try was he?!! Well supported by Brendan Berry!! See the highlights on our Facebook page or YouTube channel!

At the heart of the @Springboks #RWC2019 triumph 🏆 Happy Birthday @fafdeklerk 🙌 🇿🇦

🇿🇦 With 68 @Springboks Tests and 742 points to his name, @mornesteyn has announced his retirement from international rugby

test Twitter Media - 🇿🇦 With 68 @Springboks Tests and 742 points to his name, @mornesteyn has announced his retirement from international rugby https://t.co/Si3UD6Mc1u

@bond_bug_mylo was glad to be back on the wing at the weekend it seems!!! #maccrugby (see our YouTube/Facebook pages for our highlights show on #maccrugbytv)

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