LONDON Skolars youngster Elliott Hall has some infamous family history with Odsal.

The Skolars full-back is playing his first season at the club after joining from Loughborough University.

But his grandfather happens to be the late Duncan Hall, one of the best players to wear the Australian jersey.

The fearsome forward, who died in 2011, was named in Australian Rugby League's team of the 20th century.

He was also the first Kangaroo to be sent off – in the self-proclaimed 'Battle of Odsal' in 1952.

Reports at the time of the Test between Great Britain and Australia, which the tourists won 27-7, used the phrases "clandestine skulduggery" and "an ugly and unseemly brawl".

In front of a crowd of 30,509, Hall was dismissed 12 minutes into the second half after an incident involving Bradford Northern captain Ernest Ward.

There was a mass punch-up between all the forwards – which raged on while Hall was escorted by two policemen through the stand into the dressing room.

Grandson Elliott is a very different player, quick and mobile, but has made a good impression so far and scored on his debut in London's 24-24 draw with North Wales. Tomorrow will be his third game for the club.

The Skolars were edged out at Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup last week.

Director Andrew Jackson said: "It was one of those bouncing balls that hits the ground, the defence lose their shape and suddenly there's a gap for a soft dummy-half try.

"Games at Whitehaven are always going to be low-scoring affairs at this time of the year.

"But it gives us a good indication of what tomorrow will be like. There are still a few ex-Broncos and Skolars players at Odsal, so we've got that to look forward to."