SLIDESHOW: ‘Watersplash Final’ anniversary marked by book launch

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Surviving members of the Wakefield Trinity and Leeds teams that met in the infamous 1968 ‘Watersplash’ Challenge Cup final were among the guests at a book launch at Belle Vue.

Saturday’s launch of ‘They Walked on Water’ - the untold story of the 1968 final, by David Hinchliffe, coincided with the 45th anniversary of the legendary game.

Surviving members of the Leeds and Wakefield 'Watersplash final' teams.

Surviving members of the Leeds and Wakefield 'Watersplash final' teams.

Hinchliffe was joined by several members of the Leeds and Wakefield squads including guest speakers Bev Risman and Ian Brooke, who shared their memories of the game.

Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for more on this story.