Facts speak for themselves, don’t they? Not always, as we discover in this week’s interview with Neil Ormston from the Rugby League Record Keepers’ Club. As well as looking at the history of league stats, we discuss what constitutes an international match, what makes a club a club, and why league sides don’t include their pre-1895 stats in their records. This is the episode where history, statistics and the philosophy of knowledge come together with the force of an Adrian Morley tackle.

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