PILKINGTON Recs' crop of 2022 will be create some history a week on Sunday when they take on Galway Tribesmen in a Challenge Cup match switched from Ireland to Ruskin.

It is a competition the Red, Amber and Blacks have some pedigree in and this game comes a fortnight shy of 50 years since Recs played a pro outfit in the Challenge Cup first round.

After beating Millom to qualify, they were drawn away to Bramley, in a game played at the west Leeds team's Barley Mow home.

The Yorkshiremen won 19-5, but the visitors managed to put up stiff resistance for the 80 minutes.

At hooker for Pilks, and seen here in the centre of the picture, was the veteran former Saints’ hooker Bob Dagnall who had won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1961.

The sides would meet again later that year in September 1972, albeit in the following season, in the Players No6 Trophy with Bramley again victorious this time to the tune of 26-5.

This was a period in which Bramley had one of their best teams, and they would go on to win the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy a year later, their only senior cup.

Bramley unfortunately folded in 1999.