It is a fitting tribute to the heritage of the game which began here when 21 clubs voted to break away from the Rugby Football Union and set up the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895 which ultimately became the Rugby Football League in 1922.
What does NRFU stand for?
NRFU stands for Northern Rugby Football Union (UK)
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- North Riding Financial Services (UK)
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- Northern Region Film and Television Archive (UK)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
One of the original founders of the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, Leigh have had financial problems since major backer Arthur Thomas withdrew his support earlier this year.
On August 29, 1895, 21 northern rugby clubs held a meeting at the hotel and voted 20 to 1 to break away from the Rugby football Union to set up the Northern Rugby Football Union, later the Rugby Football League.
Early that year the Northern Rugby Football Union (which later became the Northern Rugby League) was founded at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, by several senior northern clubs who had agreed to resign from the RFU.
After the schism of 1895, rubber stamped in the George Hotel, Huddersfield, the northern clubs were free to go-ahead and instigated the Northern Rugby Football Union Challenge Cup.
The first resolution adopted was as follows: "The clubs here represented decide to form a Northern Rugby Football Union, and pledge themselves to push forward without delay its establishment on the principle of payment for bona fide broken time only.
They vote unanimously to form the Northern Rugby Football Union (NU) and allow payments.
CAPTION(S): TALK SPORT: Students Alex Mullarkey (left) and Sarah Ithurralde with Stephen Kelly (front left) and Dr Rob Light at the conference with the Yorkshire County Northern Rugby Football Union Challenge Cup (