Lee Jackson is a legend in English rugby league and the hooker was born on this day in rugby history in 1969 in Hull.
Hull played a nomadic life with stints at he Great Britain team, England, Hull (twice), Sheffield, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Newcastle Knights, Leeds, and York but through it all was thought to be on of the most talented hookers of his generation.
In 1992, he scored the fastest try in either rugby league or rugby union when he touched down after only 9 seconds in the Yorkshire Cup semi-final against the Sheffield Eagles at the Don Valley Stadium. The record still stands.
He was a mover and shaker off the field as well with Sheffield Eagles pony-ing up £83,000 in 1993 to sign the player. The most expensive hooker in rugby league history.
He was a member of the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand that posted 13 wins and 4 losses.
And also on this day in rugby history, Sunderland Rugby Football Club played their first match.
1969 – Lee Jackson – rugby league player
1985 – Bryson Goodwin, Rugby League player