As we move into the 1900s Hunslet’s committee was still looking to strengthen the squad following the Challenge Cup final defeat to Oldham in 1899.

Notable signings around the turn of the century were:-

Jack Glew.

Signed from Bramley. Went on to make 205 appearances over seven seasons, playing in the 1905 Yorkshire cup final.

Albert Lunn.

Signed from Stourton and transferred to Leeds after turning out 72 times. Played three times for Yorkshire in 1900/01

Tom Tunningley.

From Knottingley, made 77 appearances and played for Yorkshire v Cheshire in 1902/03. A pigeon fancier, he died in 1903 of consumption after rupturing a lung reaching out for one of his birds.

John Henry Shooter.

An England RU international while playing for Morley. Hunslet made several attempts to sign him before getting their man in 1900/01. Made 205 appearances and played once for Yorkshire in 1902/03.

Walter Wray.

Signed from Methley Parish Church. One of the `Terrible Six’ who played in the All Four Cups season before transferring to York after 221 games for Hunslet. Also played once for Yorkshire, in 1905-06.

Billy `Tubby’ Brookes.

A miner from Kippax and another of the `Terrible Six’. Played twice for England and three times for Yorkshire before retiring after 307 matches for Hunslet.

Herbert Place.

Signed in 1900/01 and played until 1920/21, making 426 appearances. World War One paused his career as he only made 16 appearances over the three seasons. Played once for England and thrice for Yorkshire.

Hunslet Heritage list 1899-1901