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Have courage and run straight!

“Have courage and run straight”. Have you ever considered where Yorkshire RFU’s motto, ‘Fortiter et recte’, came from? In the early 1920s, Yorkshire RFU approached Walter Robinson, the headmaster of Prince Henry’s Grammar School Otley, with the brief to select…

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First to Fifty: Jack Toothill

John Thomas (Jack) Toothill was the first Yorkshire player to play fifty times for the county appearing between 1888 and 1895. Reverend Marshall in ‘Football – the Rugby game’ explained, Toothill “is a forward of the old type, and has…

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