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The northern union
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The English split
But the northern clubs from Yorkshire and Lancashire wanted to compensate their players for lost wages.

And they decided to split from the RFU when their proposal for payments was defeated.

Soon they formed the Northern Rugby Football Union after a historic meeting at the George Hotel in Huddersfield in August 1895.





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